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Pula and Vespasian Amphitheater

Pula and Vespasian Amphitheater

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Old Roman settlement-The largest city in Istria

 

PULA
The city of Pula, located in the southwest region of the Istrian peninsula, is Istria’s administrative center since Roman times. It exists more than 3000 years and was founded on a hill Kaštel. City history began with the Romans because Pula had all the functions and structures typical of the Roman settlement of immigrants and in the 20th century it developed into the largest Istrian city most important for its industry and tourism. Thanks to the mild climate, calm sea and unspoiled nature Pula carries the title of the most interesting tourist town in the context of Istria. In the 3rd century, next to the Salona, it was the largest settlement on the east coast of the Adriatic. Today, one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the eastern part of the Adriatic because of its favorable geographical position, interesting and turbulent history, and wealth of cultural and historical monuments. It stands out in the tourism industry because it has a diverse selection of accommodation consisting of a large number of excellent hotels, two campsites, and several tourist apartment complexes. This city gives you the possibility of an ideal vacation for a set of interesting activities and beautiful places with a rich history for daily sightseeing. National Park Brijuni, one of the most famous Croatian National Parks, is located close to the city and a favorite place for nature lovers. Pula is particularly interesting because of its Roman architecture and brings us closer to the rich history of this territory.

The most significant architectural wealth is certainly the impressive amphitheater whose construction began in the 1st century and It is the largest monument of architecture in Croatia. It also carries the title of the sixth-largest and best-preserved among Roman amphitheaters in the world. It took 90 years to build Arena and it is the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. Located on what was once the Roman Forum, Temple of Augustus, the small building with a rich history is a lovely thing to see while you are in Pula.

If you walk through the city, you will come to a beautifully maintained monument where many activities occur during summer, called Arco dei Sergi or Golden gate as locals refer to it. There are a lot of things to see in Pula so take the time to experience the city as a whole and try to visit as many places that breathe the spirit of ancient Rome. Triumphal Arch, Double Gate, Gate of Hercules are some of the must-see places. Except for the breath-taking architecture, during the seasoned city is perfect for attending concerts of your choice, held in the Arena, or visiting festivals of your taste because Pula is the devotee of culture and in the most beautiful way enhances your summer evening. Restaurants and bars are full of tourists and the smell of delicious food requires slowing down and enjoy the excellent gastronomic offer after a day of sightseeing. Visit astonishing Pula without thinking!

 

Amphitheatre in Pula, Istria, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc

Amphitheatre in Pula, Istria, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc

Fritaja with truffles photo by Andreja Pruša Horvatić

Fritaja with truffles photo by Andreja Pruša Horvatić

Istrian historic & gastro experience

Our excellent English speaking driver in a luxury sedan or minivan will pick you up right after breakfast in your Zagreb hotel (or any other before arranged place (airport, or private accommodation) at 8:00 AM for a private Istria gastro historic tour; Pula – great historic experience, then we planned absolutely great – truffle based – lunch at famous Zigante restaurant and Motovun walking tour…the best view of Istria!

 

PRICE per pax

PRICE UPON REQUEST

AVAILABILITY from 2 to 8 persons

LUNCH (with truffles!!!) in Restaurant is not included (could be upon request) and prices are from 300,00 kn (40Euro) to 400,00 kn (55 Euro) per pax
HALAL MEALS ARE AVALIABLE
The tour includes private day tour with tour guide, transportation in executive vehicles with A/C, all costs of fuel and tolls.
OPTIONAL: Local tourist guide in Pula + 100 Euro
TIPS ARE NOT INCLUDED

OPTIONAL
– One day extend (overnight stay in Istria) + 30% (accommodation is not included in price)

DISTANCE From Zagreb km/miles 297/184
ESTIMATED DRIVING TIME TO PULA 3 hours

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Zagreb, Opatija, Poreč, Rovinj
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Pula

First, we will see Pula – the biggest city in Istria, the one that will definitely leave you breathless… Under the impression of Pula.. let’s have lunch in the restaurant famous for its truffles specialties. Drive through town Livade, famous for the Days of Truffles with the contest of choosing the largest truffle, held every year from September to November, during 6 weekends. Forests around which stretches along the Mirna River valley is especially rich in truffles, the underground malodorous fungus believed to be an aphrodisiac!!! At the end of the lunch you would probably be in love with Istria – just like any other of our guests …this is perfectly normal, but…there is more…. We are going to show you Motovun or Montona. After Motovun visit Rovinj.  
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Motovun

Motovun overlooking the Mirna river valley is the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town. This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior. Motovun-Montona is the perfect venue for a large number of events, the most significant among them is the International Motovun Film Festival. Motovun-Montona is surrounded by vineyards from which the finest Istrian wines, white wine Malvasia and red wine Teran, are produced. The entire area is dotted with excellent local restaurants. In close vicinity is also Istarske Toplice, thermal spa with curative water.
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Duration of the tour

Only City tour of Pula is 2 hours. If the start of the tour is from other cities duration is 8 to10 hours.

Location

Pula

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