Rovinj has been primarily a fishing village for centuries.
Fishing has always been one of the major industries of Rovinj. In the nineteenth century Rovinj has become the most important center of fishing and fish processing in the region.
Most of the inhabitants of Rovinj owned a boat and all, in one way or another, were involved in activities related to fishing. This has contributed to the development of a particular and rich tradition that Rovinj actively cultivates still today, although fishing is no longer the main sector of the economy.
Over the last twenty years, much attention has been devoted to the revival and preservation of our tradition. Our wish and our hope is that inforovinj.com can contribute to the promotion of the traditions of Rovinj.
The battana is the traditional wooden fishing boat from 4 to 8.5 meters long.