A neighbour showed me his fascinating collection of 300 old postcards dating back to the early 1900s of Istrian towns and villages printed by an Italian publisher. I scanned the ones I found the most interesting and will be sharing some here. I had already shared a post on old postcards of Gračišće, the village I live in.
Today I'm taking you back in time to early 20th century Rovinj:
|1918 -- a view of Rovinj from St Catherine Island
This photo was taken almost exactly 100 years ago. It looks like the tiny island of St Catherine was always a popular beach destination. Today it's also the site of a large hotel, Island Hotel Katarina. I imagine their rooms must have stunning views across the water of Rovinj's old town.
This shot of one of Rovinj's commercial streets in the old town was taken in 1902. The streets of the old town still look very similar today.
Taken in 1906, this is Rovinj's pier.
And last we have Rovinj's Piazza del Ponte (Trg na Mostu), captured in 1905.