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Almost at the southern tip of

Istria, on its south-western

coast, the largest town on the



Since Istrian history goes back

3.000 years Pula and its

territory offers a variety of

attractions to lovers of culture


Many have been ruling this land:

the Illyrian-Venetian Histri, the

ancient Romans, the Goths, the

Lombards, the Holy Roman

Empire, the Republic of Venice

Napoleon's Empire, the  Austro-

Hungarian Empire, the Italian

Kingdom of Mussolini, Hitler's

Germany and Tito's Yugoslavia...













































After the break-up of the

Yugoslavian Federation in 1991

Istria lies now in three

countries: Croatia, Slovenia and



Pre-history shows here the

presence of Homo erectus

already 1 million years ago and

the human settlements, starting

as from 6,000 BC, evolve into so

called “gradine” by Proto

Illyrians in the Bronze Age.


Dubious the foundation of a Polai

by the Greeks, but historic Pula's

latin name which was given by

its founder, Cassius Longinus:

Colonia Pietas Iulia “Pola”

Pollentia Herculanea.













































Every step you take through the

old town is a landmark, foremost

its numerous monuments of

Roman architecture.


First among them all the almost

intact Roman amphitheatre

“Pula Arena” (27 BC-68 AD) of

course, in fact the sixth largest

in the world and certainly one of

the most beautiful, but also the

Triumphal Arch of the Sergii

from the 1st century BC, the

Gate of Hercules and Twin Gates,

the Temple of Augustus and the

Small Roman Theatre.













































Pula as a city counts today a

population of more than 60,000

people, wich with its

surrounding metropolitan area

riches the 90,000 units.


The city has a long tradition of

winemaking, fishing,

shipbuilding and tourism.


Like the rest of the region, it is

well known for its mild climate,

tame sea and unspoiled nature:

nearly 200 kilometres of

indented coastline with

wonderful beaches and a

crystal-clear sea.

All togheter
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