THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Istarska rivijera
From 03/06 to 03/12
Prize money: $ 15,000
Surface: Clay outdoor
Tournament location: Sports Center Eden – L.Adamovica 33, Rovinj, 52210, Croatia
How to get: Tennis club is far within a 20 minutes walking distance from city center. You will need about 10 minutes to get there by car. Pula Airport is far just 30 km from old town. From Italy the closest airport is the one of Trieste at 146 km (less than 2 hrs driving).
Previous winners: 2016 Danilo Petrovic – 2015 Dusan Lojda – 2014 Oriol Roca Batalla
Main players: Miljan Zekic (Srb) – Riccardo Belotti (Ita) – Lorenzo Giustino (Ita) – Zdenek Kolar (Cze) – Alexey Vatutin (Rus) – Pere Riba (Esp) – Attila Balazs (Hun) – Oriol Roca Batalla (Esp) – Tomislav Brkic (Bih) – Kaichi Uchida (Jpn)
THE TOWN: Rovinj (in italian Rovigno) is a city in Istria. The city is officially bilingual (Croatian and Italian). Lonely Planet defines this city as a picturesque Istrian fishing harbour and tells about it: “While it can get overrun with tourists in summer, and residents have developed a sharp eye for maximising profits by upgrading hotels and restaurants to four-star status, it remains one of the last true Mediterranean fishing ports. Wooded hills and low-rise hotels surround the old town, which is webbed with steep cobbled streets and piazzas. The 14 islands of the Rovinj archipelago make for a pleasant afternoon away; the most popular are Sveta Katarina and Crveni Otok (Red Island), also known as Sveti Andrija. The old town is contained within an egg-shaped peninsula. About 1.5km south is the Punta Corrente Forest Park and the wooded cape of Zlatni Rt (Golden Cape), with its age-old oak and pine trees and several large hotels.”
TOP 3 PLACES TO SEE:
- Old Town
- Rovinj Port
- Sveta Eufemija
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- B&B Valbruna. Fabulous *** accomodation rated 8.8 on Booking and located just 1,3 km from Rovinj Marina. It features free wifi and parking, a restaurant and a sun terrace. A 30 mq2 double room with balcony costs only 61€ per night with breakfast, of course, included.
- Hotel Adriatic. Completely renovated in 2015, Hotel Adriatic is a luxurious **** boutique hotel situated in the heart of Rovinj’s lively Old town and rated 9.8 on Booking. Guests can relax at 2 on-site bars and a brasserie style restaurant and can use free of charge the Wellness and Spa centre of Hotel Lone. Price for one night in a wonderful 32 mq2 Atelier Double Room is 106€ per night with breakfast,wifi and parking included.
- Hotel Lone. Superb ***** hotel located at 2 minutes walk from the beach and rated 9.3 on Booking. It features a wellnes area, an outdoor pool, a sushi bar, a night club and several dining options in the hotel building. The rooms are modern and spacious. A 33 mq2 premium double room costs 116€ per night with breakfast, wifi and parking included for free.
Enjoy our 1st Istrian TennisTrip!