Lovran is a small town in Istria with a tradition of tourism more than a hundred years old. It is named after the laurel, which grows in this area in abundance. On the site of today's Lovran, there was a Roman Villa Rusticae in the 1st century BC. This is considered as the beginning of the settlement, although this area was probably inhabited before. The medieval urban structure of Lovran has been preserved to this day. The city was surrounded by a wall and bastions, and houses were later built on their foundations. Thanks to the good climate, lush Mediterranean vegetation, and good geographical position, tourism in Lovran experienced a strong development as early as the end of the 19th century. Along with Opatija, Lovran was then the most important place on the famous Riviera. This period of history is evidenced by the magnificent hundred-year-old villas, which are truly valuable examples of architectural heritage. Today, Lovran is a modern tourist town rich in history, culture and beautiful nature.

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Me and the boys hit the cool beach bars in Lovran to unwind and enjoy our beers and the cool music after taking part in swimming duels in the sea.
Lovran city has a stunning landscape along its shores perfect for taking relaxing walks while enjoying the breathtaking views of the city’s eye candy villas.
Lovran offers a one-of-a-kind experience of spending the night close to the sea and enjoying the gentle breezes at night. My family enjoyed the sumptuous buffet meals with mouth-watering seafood and meat options.
The rich traditions and history of Lovran are still visible in the beautiful gothic sanctuaries that offer a calming experience while walking inside and admiring all the stunning architecture
Evening walks and morning runs at the coastal part is refreshing and with the fresh air hitting your good feels theraputic.
Lovran has the cultural way of celebrating and we had the experience of the festival that happened mid year and this was appealing. People got to showcase some of their thing and culture.