Hailed as one of Croatia’s showcase cities, the commercial and captivating hub of Pula combines Roman majesty with contemporary charisma. The city’s most legendary landmark dominates the cityscape and the town unfurls around it, tumbling through refined restaurants and luxurious holiday residences until it arrives at a blissful beach. Nearby, an incredible natural haven houses fascinating flora and fauna that can be explored during a day trip there, and cultural connoisseurs will delight in the magnificent melange of eclectic museums that awaits.
As famous as it is fabulous, Pula’s iconic landmark is an arresting vision that exudes ancient majesty. Dating back to the 1st century, the Roman Ampitheatre comprises an array of imposing limestone arches that were originally built to house contests between gladiators. Panoramic vistas of the ocean and the town can be enjoyed from the top.
Delve into the subterranean depths of the underground to discoverZerostrasse, an underground network of tunnels formerly used as storage from ammunition. An enticing display in its centre exhibits photographs of ancient Pula.
Enter the wonderful wilderness of the Pula’s proximate national park with a visit to the exotic and enticing Rt Kamenjak. Rolling hills harbour exotic flora and fauna that includes rare orchid species, medicinal herbs and trees bursting with bounteous fruits.
The perfect presentation, gourmet gastronomy and ambient atmosphere of Konoba Btelia makes it a delight dining destination. Dainty dishes incorporate region specialities with international inspiration to create a dynamic eating experience. Signature specialities include richly roasted fish fillets and grilled king prawns. (Cimulje 25, Banjole, Pula 52100, Croatia)