About Istria and Pula
Pula ( Italian, Pola ) is a city in Croatia, situated in the South of the Istrian peninsula. The name comes from the old Roman name provincia iulia pola polentia herculanea. The city is known, as are the other cities of the region, for its mild climate, beautiful sea and wild nature. It has a long tradition of wine production, fishing, ship building and tourism. Walking around Pula you will notice many monuments of Roman architecture:the “Golden Gate” or the Arch of the Sergi family from the first century B.C., Gate of Hercules and Twin Gates, the Temple of Augustus and a small Roman theatre in the centre of the town. A special treat will be relaxing in the main square, Forum, which conserves its function of a place of gathering since the times of the emperor Augustus. The natural beauty Pula’s surroundings and the turquoise Adriatic sea have made the city an interantional tourist destination. Of extraordinary beauty is the nearby National Park Brijuni. The coastal area offers beaches, fishing, diving excursions to the rests of Roman galley and World War I war ships, sailing visits to cave and small and big islands. The real advantages of Pula are most certainly 190 kilometres of jagged coast line, crystal clear sea and accesible beaches of all types: flat stones or pebbles appropriate for everyone, especially for the families with children, or “wild” beaches, secluded by the trees for those who love privacy and intimate atmosphere.
The place where gladiators faced lions, used to be able to entertain 25.000 spectators. This grandiose edifice allows you to get an insight of its glorious history, the one you can see, feel, and experience. It also serves as a host to greatest cultural programs.
Adriatic sea that washes the istrian coasts ranks as one of the most beautiful and cleanest seas in the world, with a deep blue color, rich and interesting underwater world.
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.