With a history spanning back more than 3,000 years, Pula is one of the finest cities in Croatia to see Roman architecture that offers an insight into the past of the city. The ruins are reasonably well preserved with more modern buildings constructed around the Roman architecture making the history feel a part of the city. It’s not just Roman history on offer in this city. Pula’s growing popularity with visitors both domestically and internationally has given the city a huge boost in wealth, allowing the citizens of Pula to invest in numerous cultural institutions and world-class restaurants. As you might expect, the weather in Pula is pretty good too, owing to its proximity to the Adriatic Sea.
A very small, nippy car will serve this city well as it can handle small street sizes and suddenly twisting corners.
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The Arena is the 6th largest surviving Roman amphitheatre and dominates the skyline of the city and cannot be missed. While the amphitheatre experienced some damage in the form of stones being reused to build houses, it is still a magnificent building to view.
The Croatian national park of Brijuni is located just off the coast of Pula and are a spectacular group of islands. Easily reachable by boat, they were once inhabited during the Roman period but are now a stunning natural reserve.
Sergijevaca is the number one location in the city for those looking to do a spot of shopping on their trip. There are many small boutiques offering a range of goods, along with traditional sweet shops for families to enjoy and a few bars to grab a drink.
There are numerous restaurants that serve traditional, delicious Italian food for everyone to enjoy. Galeb is a favourite amongst locals; Gina is an elegant restaurant that serves traditional Roman cuisine, and Asterix is one of the most popular pizzerias in the city.
Pula International Airport is served by various airports across the world, including several in the UK and some domestic flights. The airport is located reasonably closely to the city centre and is easy to navigate.
The airport is located 2.5 miles northeast of Pula city centre. It‚Äôs connected to a junction where the A9 starts, although the 66 route takes you towards Pula itself.