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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 C

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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: Tobacco factory & gallery A: Take a group creative picture in front of the mural of one of the most famous Croation painters and artists Edo Murtić! ! B: Take a picture of old tobacco factory and read a story about „tabacchine“ . (QR Code Nr. 1) Question B: Who were „tabacchine“? __________________________________________________________________ Question C: Read QR Code Nr. 2 and write following: Name three letters that the ground plan of buildings have! It’s ____, ____ and ____ . 2: Lokva square A: Find the church and count how many angles it has! Answer: ______! B: Take a picture of the window detail and after reading the QR Code Nr. 3 and write down who does it represent? ______________________________ ! ! Curiosity: In the past, Rovinj had three heptagon churches: St. Kuzma and Damian, Our Lady of Snow and St. Trinity. Unfortunately two of them were destroyed: St. Damjan and Kuzma which was situated near Town Palace until 1840, and the church of Our Lady of Snow which was situated near the Community of Italians until 1810. Today there is small church of st. Trinity on Lokva square is the only one left. ! Learning is fun! 3

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 3: Carera Street Take a picture of the table with the name of the street and read the QR Code Nr. 4. Question: What does the name of the street mean? Answer:__________________________________________________________ Curiosity: After Grisia, Carera is Rovinj's most representative street. It is urbanized in the second half of 17th century. Today it’s the busiest street in town with many small retail shops, old entrances, cellars and vaults. Five bars on the sqaure are modern, aristic version of recently installed sun dial. 4: Trg/Square Campitelli A: Find and take the picture of the library sign and write in which languages the sign is written: _____________________ ____________________ _______________________ B: Italian Comunity - Circolo: find the building whith QR Code Nr. 5 and write down what is the building used for! _________________________________________ Curiosity: For a long time the only language of the society in Rovinj was old Rovinj dialect which developed from vernacular Latin like other Roman languages and dialects. Rovinj dialect, similar to Italian language, is still used by the part of population and is often heard on streets of Rovinj. ! Learning is fun! 4

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 5: King Epulon’s Square Question A: What is the facade used for today? Answer A: _____________________________________ ! Question B: What was the name of King Epulon’s forification? Answer B: _______________________ ! Curiosity: Epulon was Histrian ruler famous for fighting against Romans who were trying to conquer Histria. After initial success in which he defeated his enemies in Aquileia (35 km from Trieste, Italy), Epulon was chased down and finally defeated in 178 BC after a long siege of his capital Nesactium near Pula, where Romans later built fameous amphitheater which still stands in its whole size. Squares named after Epulon can be found in many Istrian towns. 6: Pekarska ulica / Bakery street Take the picture of the street with it’s name carved on the floor and write a haiku poem about bread (in English)! After that, find a Berdoaldov prolaz and go towards the sea. ! Learning is fun! 5

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 7: Along the coast A: Why does “batana” have a flat bottom? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ! B: Take a photo of one craftsman batana and one of the private people. ! Curiosity: „Batana“ is a boat with a flat bottom which makes it able to approach closer to shallow and rocky coast where some kind of fish use to take shelter. The size of „batana“ varies from 3,5 to 8 meters. The bigger ones usually had a sail which was painted in special colours and signs by which the families were recognized. The registration sign of „batana“ of a craftsman has the number first and then the sign for Rovinj (RV), while in the case of a private person it’s in reverse order. 8: Trg Maršala Tita / Marshal Tito square Find the sun dial (solar clock) on the yellow building facade and take a picture trying to read its time. Note: it only shows daytime hours! ! Curiosity: Among 30 sun dials throughout Istria, Rovinj is the richest in their number counting up to four of them. The one you’ll find on this square is the newest one dating back to 80s in past century. You’ll also find the town clock from 19th century with a Venetian lion, symbol of Serenissima (Republic of Venice). There is also a relatively new fountain, built in 1959, in which numerous town pigeons bathe and quench their thirst. ! Learning is fun! 6

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 9: „Kantar“ (fisherman’s boat) Scan QR Code Nr. 6 and tell us what have you learned about fisherman Biagio Caenazzo called Toto! ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ 10: 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 a the photo. Answer B: __________________________________ ____________________________________________ ! Learning is fun! 7

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 11: The second town gates A: Right after the museum, on the same side of the street you will find the second town gates and QR Code Nr. 7. Take a photo to prove you were there! B: How many town gates did Rovinj once have? _________ ! ! Curiosity: It is estimated that Rovinj was founded between 3rd and 5th century as a fortification on the hill (“Castrum Rubini”). It was secured with town walls as early as from 7th century. The enterance into the town on the island was regulated by seven guarded gates spread around the walls. Only three of them can be seen today, and on the place of demolished town walls today stay two major old-town streets. 12: 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 was once here, instead of this street? Answer: ______________________________ !! Curiosity: This small church from 14th century is located in St. Cross str. near the "Cross” town gates. The doorjamb is embossed in 1592 because then the facade was set. According to legend, in the vicinity stopped sarcophagus containing the body of St. Euphemia. At least, so says the inscription on a pillar at the foot of the church, which is now upraised on a rock by the sea. ! Learning is fun! 8

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 13: Column of St. Eufemija A: Take a picture of the column and write the year on it! Year: ______ B: Who managed to pull the sarcophagus out? ____________________________________________ Don't forget to read QR Code Nr. 8 to find out more about this special place where the sarcophagus inexplicably emerged in AD 800. ! Curiosity: A legend says that the citizens of Rovinj struggled the whole day to pull the stranded 5 tons heavy sarcophagus from the water, but it eventually succeeded to a young boy with a pair of previously unyoked hefer (referring to St. Euphemia’s chestity). 14: The third town gates A: Find QR Code Nr. 9. Take a picture of the coat of arms! What does the coat of arms above the gates represent? ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ! B: You are now really close to the Santa Croce church. Don’t forget to take a picture of it too! ! Learning is fun! 9

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

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. ! Learning is fun! 11

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 15: Monte (The hill) A: On your left side there is open sea and town beach Monte. Proceed to lighthouse and just a few meters before on the right side find „The Hole“ and listen to what sea has to tell you. B: Write a short story about it in English and Italian language. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ C: Proceed to the church and don't forget to take a picture of the sun dial! 16: Big meadow below the church / The old cemetary Take a count and write the number of sarcophagus covers: _____ ! Curiosity: Throughout centuries beneath the church and its bell tower stretched original cemetery of Rovinj, which had entrance from the street Grisia, where there was a tower which once led to the cemetery. It was demolished to expand the new church in 18th century. In the works on expanding the old church, the cemetery was also enlarged by adding a new terrace towards the sea, but due to its limited size it was closed in 1897. Today, it is a pleasant resting area with a beautiful view and a neaby coffee shop. ! Lunch break here!! ! Learning is fun! 12

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Rovinj, Croatia 17: Interview September 2015. Find a person to do an interview with and ask him/her 3-5 questions about Rovinj. Q: ________________________________________________________________ A: ________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ! Learning is fun! 13

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 18: St. Euphemia church On the southern side of the church find the following details (look and take a picture of them)! Don't forget to read QR Code Nr. 10 and find out intersting facts about the statue of the Saint at the top of the tower! ! ! ! ! ! Take the Petar Stanković stairs down to Bregovita street and count the stairs. Write their number : ______ 19: Bregovita ulica (street) Find the St. Tommas church and go bellow the arch. There you will find QR Code Nr. 11. Read it and (A) write what is the difference between „piazza“ and „campo“! ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ! (B) Go down the street and find this detail. Take a picture to prove it! Why do you think the door jambs are curved? ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ! Learning is fun! 14

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Rovinj, Croatia September 2015. 20: Oratorij square A: Find the QR Code Nr. 12 and write what was once in the place of this church? _______________________________________ _______________________________________ ! B: Take a picture of terrace of the Pavan family as it looks today and write when it was built: _______ ! ! Curiosity: The name “Pavan” (terrace) is nickname for people who came from Padua, Italy. Now it’s a common surname throughout Istria. The “density” of the town: The historical centre of Rovinj was shaped in 3rd to 5th century on the island with early town walls surrounding it. At the beginning it was walled-in „castrum“ around the first church at the top, and the later medieval town walls with towers were built by the 12th century with up to seven town gates. The way of building with the tendency of vertical lifting continued through the centuries. To save housing space, first-floor galleries and chimneys were built outside. There was a kind of a cellar on the ground floor, while there were sleeping rooms and a kitchen upstairs. As the town grew over already shaped streets, many houses were built above an arch over the street, transforming it to a roofed street tunnel. Even one church (St. Tommas) was enlarged in this way, giving a special look to the same named area. On this photo you can also grasp how it once looked like as an island-town. ! Learning is fun! 15

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