is the largest city and port in Istria.
The history of this city of the Roman era (first century BC) when it was born from a large fort and was considered the best Istrian center.
Already at that time it was enriched with major works architecture: the forum, the triumphal arch, amphitheater, theaters and temples. In the fifth century it was devastated by the barbarian invasions, and in the following century it became part of the Eastern Roman Empire. After he became a free commune in 1177, it passes under the Venetian Republic in 1331 until 1797 when the Treaty of Campoformido become the territory of the Austrian Empire. After the French occupation and the festivities in 1918 for the inclusion of Istria in the Kingdom of Italy, in ’47 when we come with the peace treaty passes definitifamente to Yugoslavia. Become part of the Republic of Croatia in 1991 with the fall of the Yugoslav regime. Today Pula presents a culturally rich city in its 60000 inhabitants approximately includes 70% of Croats, 4% and 1% of Italian Slovenes.
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The Arena was built in 2 a.C.- 4 a.C.sotto Augustus, in white limestone from the quarries just outside of town that we find today. Later the emperor Vespasian, who had commissioned the Colosseum in Rome, decided to expand the amphitheater to honor lover pulesana. Today the Arena is home to about 20,000 people for the biggest concerts in the world: hosted Pavarotti, Sting, Anastasia, Eros Ramazzotti, Claudio Baglioni, Laura Pausini and many others.
The Temple of Augustus was built in the first century a.c.sotto the reign of Augustus that deify the empire decided to dedicate it to the Goddess Roma. And ‘tetrastyle with Corinthian columns and smooth like those of the Roman Pantheon.
The Porta Aurea built between 25 and 10 BC, it was commissioned to commemorate Silvia Posthumous Lucio Sergio Pepido tribute of the XXIX Legion and his brother Gaius who had participated in the battle of Azio.Venne named Arch of Sergius in honor of this family, the most largest of the Roman colony.
The Cathedral of the fifth century and ricostuito after a major fire in 1417 under Bishop Biagio Molin.
Twin Gate was built in the II century A.D. as a gateway to the city, but now you pass through to get to the Archaeological Museum and the Castle.
The Castle, commissioned by the Venetians in 1630 French architect De Ville, founded as a fortress on top of a hill to control and protect the city and the port. The market built in the early ‘900 behest Austrian. Still it is home vegetable market, flowers, fruit, meat and fresh fish.
is a Croatian archipelago consisting of 14 islands.
The Romans settled here for large extractions of raw materials for their costruizioni. the Venetians even many years after continued to take advantage of these great resources for the construction of bridges and buildings in Venice. Passed under Napoleon in 1797, the archipelago became Austrian in 1815 and was built a fortress on Brijuni Minor.
The Brijuni quarries continued to be great resources for Europe and its extracts also arrived in Vienna and Berlin.
Almost 80 years later, in 1893, the tycoon Paul Kepelwieser transformed the archipelago in Riviera Austrian luxury by building hotels, restaurants, golf, casinos and golf yacht harbor. After World War II Brijuni became part of Italy along with Pula and in 1930 after the suicide of the tycoon it was finally acquired by the Italian State.
During the Kingdom of Yugoslavia instead it became Tito’s summer residence, which is built by the architect Plečnik Slovenian Joz a pavilion to himself. Here it hosted the biggest stars in the world from Sofia Loren to Liz Taylor, today mediteranee and exotic plants, and also a very varied wildlife: fallow deer, the wild sheep, squirrels and hares. It also houses a wonderful Cretaceous Park, where footprints are preserved of more than 200 dinosaurs.
the furthest point of the Istrian peninsula.
Hosts beautiful pebble bays and oasis all to see: the Kamenjak Park which houses more than 500 types of plants and different kinds of orchids here have found their natural habitat. You can come by car by paying an entrance fee or you can enjoy for free nature by bike or on foot.
This park is one of the most beloved places by cyclists and also by surfers, who in the autumn organize yearly world competitions. The crystal waters of Premantura cabins accommodate protected species like the sea horse and the sea dates and do not be surprised if you see the dolphins!
Set along 80 kilometers of indented coastline, in coves and bays are 6 picturesque towns of the Medulin Riviera. Just like on our planet, the sea accounts for more than three quarters of the Riviera.
The azure sea can be seen from any point of this narrow coastal strip, but the true magic begins once you immerse into it, whether only for a swim on the surface or to dive into its depths.
The abundance of flora and fauna is yet an additional reason to choose this area for a delightful holiday. Preserved, untouched nature on the one hand and comfortable, modern hotels, camps and apartments with a variety of activities on the other hand, provide ideal conditions for a perfect holiday
In addition to the pebbly beaches of Premantura, also the beaches of Verudela are all to see. I’m pebble beaches and reefs, where you can also opt for the pine forest, beach resorts with swimming pool, or different kinds of sports: tennis, basketball, golf, volleyball. If you arrive by boat in the vicinity you can find the Marina Veruda, hosted by Pjescana Uvala (Sandy Bay) with more than 600 berths on 18 piers and the best restaurants in Croatia. Nearby there are the pebble beaches of Stoja that arise between white cliffs overlooking the sea, Golden Rocks and the Promenade, where you can make a beautiful sunset walk that will take your breath away.
A MEDULIN however there are also sandy and pebble beaches, the only ones in the whole Croatia!
Here if you feel like doing a bit ‘of sport you will find endless possibilities: golf, tennis, football, cycling, volleyball, sailing and windsurfing. You can also immerse yourself in different diving centers, or you can enjoy a sunset along the coast different from usual on top of a horse. If you want to see from the coast instead we recommend a scenic ride aboard the plane.