Rovinj – A tennis week in an enchanting Istrian city

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)

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Nr.3 of the seeding Lorenzo Giustino
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

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  • Rovinj Port

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  • Sveta Eufemija

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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.

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The amazing position of Lone Hotel
USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site 

Visit Rovinj Official

Accomodations

 

Enjoy our 1st Istrian TennisTrip!

 

 

Almeria – A tennis week at Cuevas Del Almanzora

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN FUTURE Internacionales del Almanzora

From 28/11 to 04/12

Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Location: Tenis y Padel Indalo – Canada de Lorca sn – Cuevas del Almanzora (Almeria) 04618 Spain

How to get: Tennis court is far about 1 hour driving from Aeroporto de Almeria.

Main players: Pere Riba (Esp) – Jaume Munar (Esp) – Gianluigi Quinzi (Ita) – Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Esp) – Alvaro Lopez San Martin (Esp) – Roberto Ortega Olmedo (Esp) – Andres Artunedo (Esp) – Jaume Pla Malfeito (Esp) – Marcos Giraldi Requena (Esp) – Marc Fornell (Esp)

THE TOWN: Lonely Planet writes about this little town of Andalusia: “Almería has come a long way. What was a couple of decades ago basically a tough port city, with its glory days buried firmly in the past, is today the increasingly polished, energetic and visitor-friendly capital of Andalucía’s second-wealthiest province. Its cultural attractions are ever-growing and the tapas-bar scene in its spruced-up old centre rivals the best.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • La Alcazaba


  • Cabo de Gata – Nijar Natural Park


  • Paseo de Almeria


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

Torreluz Centro. Perfect ** hotel located in the heart of Almeria, just some steps from the cathedral and Alcazaba. Rated 8.4 on Booking, it offers spacious double rooms at 62€ per night with good breakfast and free wifi included.

Hotel Costasol. Fantastic *** hotel located conveniently at just 500 meters from Almeria cathedral. Rated 8.4 on Booking, this hotel is just five minutes walking from the beach. The rooms are essential but with everything you need. Prices for a double room is 65€ per night with breakfast buffet and free wifi.

Aire Hotel & Ancient Bath Plaza Vieja. Excellent **** hotel which rises in a 19th century building next to the Alcazaba Fortress Center and 7 minutes from city’s port. Rated 8.5 on Booking it features a delicious on site a la carte mediterranean restaurant and offers free wifi to customers. Prices for a stylish 16 mq2 double room start from 105€ with excellent breakfast.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Club Official Site

Almeria Tourism Official

Cuevas de Almanzora Info

Accomodations

ENJOY!!!