In ports of this area, protected from the winds, numerous Rovinj batanas are berthed even today. Rovinj batanas are flat-bottomed wooden boats.
This is the reason why the Batana House Eco Museum was established. This is a dynamic project that offers, besides a permanent exhibition of batanas and fishing tools, various events that ensure a unique experience of combining tradition and contemporary life, past and present, and the story about an ancient wooden vessel that still remains a part of Rovinj's everyday life. The Batana House Eco Museum is listed in UNESCO's Register of the world’s best practices for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.The Museum has won numerous recognitions and the first prize at The Heritage - Excellence Club Congress, part of the Expo Museum and Heritage Fair in Cologne.