Villa Tuttorotto, Rovinj
The pretty little city of Rovinj looks like a mini Venice, jutting out into the Adriatic. Right in the city’s upward-spiralling old town, check into this old-fashioned guesthouse for wrought-iron four-poster beds, plush embroidered rugs and a generous homemade breakfast. Just metres from your door are historic churches and picturesque alleys leading straight to the sea, as well as the city’s campanile (ancient bell tower) to climb, and rocks to leap off into crystalline waters. The single room is a great value for solo travellers, too.