Pula’s foremost claim to fame is its Arena, a Roman amphitheatre constructed during the first century CE. One of the best-preserved amphitheatres in the world, once the stage for cruel gladiatorial fights, is today the site of the Pula Film Festival. Its summer sky roof and massive stone remains have also served as a backdrop to numerous global music acts.
Founded 3000 years ago, Pula is fit to take you straight to ancient Rome. The city’s central square, the Forum, will show you the city as it once was. It stands surrounded by temples, the City Hall and the Golden Gate, a triumphal arch built in honour of the Roman family Sergia.
Banjole, Štitnjan and Pješčana Uvala (the meaning of the name being Sandy Cove) are villages on the Pula Riviera which lull the visitor into the extremes of tranquillity and relaxation through their slow-moving rhythms.