The City of Lovran is situated at the eastern coast of the
Istrian peninsula, in the Kvarner bay and on the slopes of
the greenest and botancally richest mountain on the Adriatic
sea - Učka (www.ppucka.hr).
The distance to Croatia's largest port, Rijeka, is 19 km,
to a train station in Matulji 14 km, and to the airport in
Pula 80 km. Lovran is surounded with tall mountains in the
North and the West (Učka 1396m, Snježnik 1605 m, Risnjak 1528
m). In front of the city, in the Kvarner bay, lay the largest
islands in the Adriatic sea - Krk and Cres.
Lovran is a city of long and ruch history with over a 100
years experience in tourism. Its name came form the "lovor"
plant (laurus nobilis) which grows richly in evergreen parks
in the city and the sorrounding areas. The typical mediterranean
climate,rich mediterranean vegetation and a good geographical
position enabled the strong growth of tourism at the end of
the 19th century. From those times, Lovran remained, along
Opatija, the most important part of the Kvarner Riviera. Some
beutiful villas built in that period are part of the worlds
Lovran in the 21st century, has a rich historical beckground,
a hundred years old tourism tradition, rich and preserved
nature, a good infrastructure, all in all, a good foundation
of anther rise of tourism, respecting all ecological standards.
Of all the places that evolved on the eastern slopes of mountain
Učka, Lovran is the oldest one at the Liburnian coast. Lovran
preserved it's historical architecture dating back to the
Middle age. The old city was surrounded with a fortified wall
and towers, pieces of can still be recognized as walls of
the oldest houses in the city.
At the turn of the century, Lovran was mostly occupied with
members of Austo-Hungarian aristokracy. It has 4 large hotels,
around 20 pansions, 4 sanatories and 2 large public baths
- "Peharovo" and "Kvarner". Karl Lueger,
the mayor of Vienna and Stanislaw Witkiewicz, a famous polish
artist, where just a couple of famous people that spend every
free moment enjoying the beauties and the healing climate
The "Lungomare" - is a 12 km long shore path that
connects the 5 cities of the Kvarner Riviera - Lovran, Ika,
Ičići, Opatija and Volosko. Unobstructed by traffic, this
walk is a relaxing experience, and a way to live the mediterranean
shores to the fullest.
The nearest national parks are: NP Plitvice, NP Risnjak, NP
Other interesting places: Venice, Postojnska Jama, Krk, Istra.
Tennis, mountain walks (Učka), mountain biking,diving, fishing.