From the main square, down by the seafront, you pass through the Balbi Arch to enter Rovinj’s picturesque car-free old town. In medieval times, the town was fortified and had seven gates—the Balbi Arch was built in the 17th century on the site of one of those gates. From here, the narrow, winding, cobbled street of Grisia leads up to the Church of St. Euphemia. This used to be Rovinj’s most interesting street, renowned for its quirky art galleries, but sadly it has been taken over by commercial souvenir shops selling tourist junk.