Lovran is a small tourist town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county in Croatia.
It is located on the west coast of the Kvarner bay, at the foot of the southern slopes of the mountain of Učka.
It is only 6 km away from Opatija and 20 km from the city of Rijeka.
It was named after the aromatic laurel trees that excellently grows in wild in the surrounding area.
Lovran was first mentioned in the 7th century under the ancient name Lauriana and it is considered to be founded by the ancient Romans.
During the Middle Ages, Lovran was an important trade and maritime center of the northern Adriatic as well as an important center of shipbuilding.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, like in neighboring Opatija, tourism started developing in Lovran.
At that time, construction of numerous villas, summer houses, and hotels also started and Opatija quickly became one of the favorite resorts of the whole of Central Europe.
At the same time, the beautiful promenade was built - Lungomare, 12 kilometers long romantic promenade that connects Lovran with Opatija.
Today, Lovran as an idyllic vacation spot attracts tourists all year round and it offers accommodation in numerous hotels, inns, and high-quality private apartments.
You can relax in many cafe terraces in the old Art Nouveau villas or swim in two very well-kept city beaches or at several nearby small beaches located in numerous bays.
Nature and active holidays lovers will certainly enjoy the hiking trails that lead up to 1,400 meters high peak of Učka
The area is very interesting in all seasons
During the summer in Lovran are organized many exhibitions, concerts and fishing nights
Autumn brings Lovran's Marunada or picking chestnuts from the slopes of Učka, and in the spring are held asparagus days, when this very tasty plant is prepared and served in countless ways
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