Compare holidays to Pula and look forward to touching down on the southern tip of Croatia’s Istrian peninsula. The city is a great place for you to blend a relaxing break with exploring the area’s rich history, which you can discover with holidays to Pula from Manchester.
Pula is a lovely seafront city that’s drenched in ancient history and Mediterranean sun during the summer months. The Istria peninsula sits across the Adriatic from Italy, which means the Romans had a big influence in town. You can explore what remains there today with holidays to Pula.
The city is framed with incredible Roman architecture and none more so than its most famous feature: the majestic Pula Arena. This amphitheatre is very well preserved, and is one of the largest surviving Roman arenas anywhere in the world. It dominates Pula’s skyline, and has its modern uses in putting on festivals and concerts.
The Pula Film Festival is held each year in July, with a selection of screenings put on in the amphitheatre. The Days of Antiquity festival in July celebrates the city’s Roman heritage over three days, when you can see impressive reenactments and walk among legionaries and gladiators.
Another Roman monument that has been well preserved is the Temple of Augustus, which was built in honour of the empire’s first ruler and rebuilt after it was struck by a bomb during World War Two. Pula’s main square is the Forum which was constructed on the site of the ancient Roman forum. Other interesting sites include Zlatna vrata, a triumphal arch from the 1st century BC, the 14th century St Francis church and monastery, and a 17th century castle that houses an Istrian museum.
Hit the sightseeing trail and explore the city’s attractions, or relax and soak up some sunshine in Pula.