Rovinj specialises in galleries and arty knick-knacks. Palatial Atelier Devescovi is where artist Dean Devescovi sells paintings with jazzy influences. Atelier Sottomuro is a super little gallery where UK-raised Jan Ejsymontt purveys her acrylic paintings and jewellery. Atelijer Galerija Brek is great for off-beat accessories.
For fashion, Rovinj-born Mauro Massarotto’s Sheriff & Cherry is by far the funkiest in Istria. The Startas range of sneakers designed by Massarotto himself for the Borovo shoe company, plus sunglasses, dresses, T-shirts, bags and brooches designed by leading Croatian talents, are all available through the website – unfortunately Mauro no longer has an outlet in town.
For food, Rovinj market on Trg Valdibora is open from 7am daily.