Pula is the largest town on the Istrian peninsula. It’s among the best natural harbours on the Adriatic because of its location. It is placed at the tip of the peninsula, in the inner part of the bay.
When walking around this three thousand years old city you will come across numerous cultural and historic monuments, especially from the Roman architecture. The most famous of all the well preserved Roman buildings is the Arena, the 6th largest surviving Roman amphitheatre. Gladiator fights used to take place in the Arena, but nowadays it’s used for concerts, opera performances and very popular international film festival – Pula film festival. The main square in the centre of the city is called Forum. It has managed to retain its role as the meeting place since the Augustan age. On the the square there is the Temple of August from the first century which is today used for exhibitions.
The city of Pula has a long tradition of wine-making, fishing and shipbuilding. In Pula you will enjoy excellent restaurants and cafés. Most of the restaurants offer truffles – Istrian delicacy. The town’s beautiful beaches spread over 190 kilometres of indented coastline. The most famous beach is Kamenjak located on a rocky coast 8 km outside Pula.
Pula is an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful coats of Croatia. The cruising opportunities are vast. You can visit beautiful Kvarner islands such as Cres, Losinj, Krk,and Rab. Brijuni National Park, one of the most beautiful national parks in the country and a paradise for boaters is located near Pula. You can sail to Rabac and try some excellent seafood or sail to the east and enjoy the less crowded east coast.
A few steps from the Arena, there is ACI marina Pula which is well-equipped and offers all of the facilities needed for a pleasant sailing experience. The other smaller nearby marinas are Veruda, Pomer and Medulin. Pula is well connected by road, rail and air with the main European destinations. The international Pula airport is only 5 km away from the city centre.
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