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Rovinj, Croatia BULLETIN September 2015. The European Day of Languages La giornata delle lingue Europee Dear pupils, On the beautiful coast of Istria (Croatia), right below the Lim Fjord, is one of the most romantic places in the Mediterranean! The town of Rovinj is the right destination for all of you seeking a sentimental atmosphere of the times that have forever gone by. The town that began its romantic life on an island, is restricted area with crowded houses, narrow streets and small squares, still untouched by modern urbanism. On the seaside, the town is protected by a high rocky shore and house walls built on cliffs, while the mainland side is protected by solid walls. The town is dominated by the baroque St. Euphemia’s Church, its 62-meter tower providing a view of grey and red rooftops and chimneys, streets and squares, the port and pier with ships and boats, and the marina harboring yachts.
 PS Jurja Dobrile http://os-jdobrilerovinj.skole.hr In Numbers: 640 Pupils 32 Classes 67 Teachers 13 Staff Learning is fun! group A

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME ! Dear students! You are about to explore one of the most beautiful old towns in the whole Mediterranean. Along the way you will learn about its cultural heritage and while strolling around town’s historic streets you will listen to the voices of the past in order to understand the present better. Keep your eyes wide open and have fun! Before answering, read carefully each question, QR code and interesting facts! Save the photos you will have to take in many assignments as at the end you’ll need to send them to the jury at: lmalusa@gmail.com. WiFi will be provided, but have your photos (with the number of the assignment) ready for e-mail. ! Good luck!!! Learning is fun! ! 2

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 1: Trg maršala Tita (Wind Rose) A: Find the Wind Rose and after reading the curiosity answer what is it used for? _____________________________________ B: On the windrose line up towards Vladimir Nazor school and take a photo! Curiosity: From the end of the 16th till the middle of the 19th centuries Rovinj was well known in fishing, maritime affairs, in small shipbuilding, even in smuggling. And traditional boats of Rovinj were moved with oars and sails. The people of Rovinj are very good at knowledge of sea currents and weather conditions. Wind Rose, placed in 2004 on the floor at the beginning of Small Mole reminds of the past times, of our ancestors´ skills while sailing „by wind“. 2: Clock tower Find the lion with open book and take a picture. Tell us what’s the meaning of the open book: __________________________________________________ ! Curiosity: The lion with an open book which is situated on the tower below the clock was formerly the part of socalled “Torre del porton del ponte” which was nearby the Heritage Museum. The tower represented the entrance into the island settlement before the canal was filled up (1763) and tower demolished in 1843. In Venetian Republic it was usual to show the lion of Saint Mark with an open, i.e. closed book depending on the fact if the town !surrendered to Serenissima “voluntarily” or not. Learning is fun! 3

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. !3: Adriatic hotel Find the QR Code Nr. 1 and write the year when the hotel was first opened? Answer: ______ ! ! Curiosity: The oldest hotel in Rovinj was opened at the begining of 20th century when Rovinj was part of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. It was renovated and reopened this year. Inside you can find many art works of contemporary Croatian artists. 4: Balbi Arch After reading the curiosity try to translate the Latin slogan into English! Translation: ________________________________________________________ ! ! Curiosity: Baroque Balbi´s Arch was built in 1678 – 79, during the time of the head Bernardo Barbaro in the place of former gate of Old Fish Market. Then the Venetian lion (the end of the 15 century) with unusual slogan VICTORIA TIBI MARCE EVANGELISTA MEUS (instead of "Pax tibi...") was bricked up on the triangular gable above the gate. ! Learning is fun! 4

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 5: Trg/Square Matteotti A: Find and take a picture of the official coat of arms of Rovinj that you find above the door of the City Hall. B: Find out and write down the name of Rovinj’s mayor: _____________________________ ! Curiosity: On this small square there’s a building with a dark red facade - Municipal Palace, and once Praetorian palace. The oldest building was built in the 14th century, although later the building experienced a number of changes. On the facade you can find the town´s coat of arms from the 18th century, the Venetian lion, also from the 18th century and emblems of Rovinj mayors. On this square once stood the old town gates (the Fish Market Gate, or Gate of St. Damian) which was demolished in 1822. 6: Iza kasarne / Behind the barrack street A: Find a white Venetian style window and take a picture! B: Find the well and take a picture! Curiosity: The building with Venetian style window once was a palace. Gastaldo is a title of headman of the town in the period of Patriarchy of Aquileia in the 13th century. Aquileia was an ancient Roman city in Italy, at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons, about 10 kilometres from the sea. In Antiquity it was one of the world's largest cities with a population of 100,000 in the 2nd century AD and it had a strong influence on both sides of Adriatic coast until the 10th century. ! Learning is fun! 5

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 7: Piassa Granda A: Find Arsenale street and take a picture of Madonna. B: Find Fontik and read QR Code Nr. 2. What was the building of today’s Albanian Comunity once used for? Answer:_______________________________________________________ ! Curiosity: Though not big sized, Piassa Granda  was the main square in the Middle Ages. Nearby there are two beautiful Venetian palaces of the Califfi and Basilisco families. Across ther street there was the oldest warehouse. On the roof there was a town clock (some of its elements were built into the mechanism of today´s clock on Marshal Tito Square). 8: Montalbano street Read the curiosity answer the question! In which famous town accros the Adriatic sea can you walk on the same stone pavement? Answer: _________________ ! Curiosity: Montalbano and other streets and squares in Rovinj were paved with stone (socalled „pietra d´Istria/ biancone istriano) which was taken from numerous local stone-pits (=quarries) and it was used in building quite a lot. Those quarries were from the Roman times, and they were especially exploited during Venetian Republic and the 19th century for the building Rovinj and other towns of Istria as well as the northern Adriatic coast, especially Venice and its lagoon. ! Learning is fun! 6

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 9: Remigio Devescovi street A: Find the following detail, take a picture and write down which animal is shown above the window! Answer: ________________ B: Count the number of green shutters on the next building and write it down: ________ C: After doing this find QR Code Nr. 3 and write the name of the person born in this house. _________________ Curiosity: Devescovi is one of famous Rovinj’s families dating back to 16th century. During th 2nd World war Rovinj’s partizan Remigio Devescovi was killed by fascists. 10: San Benedetto square A: Read the curiosity and answer who this former church belonged to and what is it used for today! Answer: __________________________ _________________________________! B: Find and take a picture of the oldest symbols of Rovinj that represent fertility. What kind of fruit is it? a) apple; b) orange; c) pomegranate ! Curiosity: St. Benedict church was built in the 15th century and the Franciscans from convent on the nearby island of St. Andrew. Today it is used as an atelier. ! Learning is fun! 7

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. !11: Sotto Volto street A: Find the QR Code Nr. 4 and write the name of the person who was living in this house! Answer: _______________________________________ _______________________________________________ ! B: Find the following detail and take the picture! ! Curiosity: Famous contemporary poet, writer, essayist, translator, editor and more lived in this house. His work is marked with irony and he’s often engaged in social issues. His most important novels are "Short trip" and “Traitor". 12: Montalbano street, Nr. 24 A: Find the house number 24, take a picture and answer which animal is shown on it: _________________________ B: After reading the curiosity find one such chimney and take a picture! ! Curiosity: Chimneys in Istria are a wonderful element of the architectural heritage, and in addition are unique because similar can’t be found in the neighboring regions. In order to save internal residential space, roofed-over stairways (first-floor galleries) and chimneys were built outside. There was a kind of a magazine on the ground floor of the building, while sleeping rooms and a kitchen were located upstairs. ! Learning is fun! 8

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 13: Trevisol Street (part 1) A: Proceed through Montalbano Str. till you find the stairs on your left. Go down and count the stairs! How many did you count? ________! B: Find the Constantini family palace and take a picture of the head above the door Curiosity: Trevisol street is one of the oldest streets in Rovinj and its name comes from the word: “trevis”, which in local dialect means “damage”. The Constantinis were a respectable family of Rovinj and a few of their members were distinguished in literature. They owned a few buildings in this street. Now the most beautiful one is at number 21 with well preserved „maskeron“ on entrance portal showing famous Italian poet Francesco Petrarca. 14: Trevisol Street (part 2) A: Find the building at number 7 and QR Code Nr. 5. Read it, take a picture of the coat of arms above the balcony and write down what was this building in the past used for? __________________________________________________________________ B: In one example tell us the difference between legal and right? __________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ ! Learning is fun! 9

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Rovinj, Croatia ! September 2015. Learning is fun! 10

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 15: Third town gate A: Go back to the restaurant „Mali Raj“ and down the stairs. Find QR Code Nr. 6 and take a picture. What does the coat of arms above the gates represent? ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ! B: Find out what’s the name of the nearest island you can see from this point! Answer: _______________________ 16: Santa Croce street In this street you have to find restaurant (A) and the church (B) that have the same name. Take a photo of both to prove you were there! C: What’s the name of the saint whose sarcophagus floated over here? Answer: ______________________ !! Curiosity: This small church from 14th century is located in St. Cross str. near the "Cross” city gates. The doorjamb is embossed in 1592 because then the facade was set. According to legend, sarcophagus containing the body of St. Euphemia stopped in the vicinity. At least the inscription on a pillar at the foot of the church, says so, which is now erected on a rock by the sea. ! Learning is fun! 12

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 17: The Eco-museum Batana Go inside the museum, explore it and do the following: A: Read the museum legends and write which verb gives the name „Batana“. Answer A: __________________________________________________________! ! B: Find the old compass, write the year when it was made and its name on Rovinian dialect! At the end take the photo. Answer B: __________________________________ ____________________________________________ ! 18: „Kantar“ (fishermens boat) Scan QR Code Nr. 7 and tell us what have you learned about fisherman Biagio Caenazzo called Toto! ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Learning is fun! 13

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Rovinj, Croatia 19: Interview September 2015. ! On this square write down a few facts about Rovinj in Italian: ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ! Learning is fun! 14

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 20 Trg Maršala Tita (Community college) Find and read QR Code Nr. 8 and answer what was here before the building! ! Answer:___________________________________________ ! ! ! Curiosity: This institution was founded in 1955 with the task of systematic problem solving education, adult training and organizing entertaining or cultural events. Activities of the Community college of Rovinj is diverse and includes: education, culture, music and art events, lectures, workshops etc. They take place in several facilities: the theater "Gandusio", the Cultural Centre and Multimedia Centre and, if necessary, in other locations in town. 21: Trg Maršala Tita (Heritage Museum) A: What is the name of the family that once owned the building? Answer: ________________________ B: Whose artworks are in museum now? Answer: ________________________ ! ! Curiosity: The Heritage Museum is situated in a baroque palace of the Califfi family from the 17th century. Above the balcony on the second floor is a family coat of arms between the windows on the first floor. The museum was founded in 1954 with the idea to be the place of collecting the heritage of Rovinj as well as the room for exhibitions. ! Learning is fun! 15

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