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Busy bustling Pula’s a breath of fresh air in Croatia’s touristy Istria peninsula. Its intriguing mix of major commercial port, transit hub and tourist destination – thanks to a jaw-dropping display of Roman architecture and proximity to Istria’s rocky coastal coves – create a full-of-life upbeat place well worth visiting. The gritty crane-filled harbour makes for a stark contrast with crumbly historic buildings, while the natural world can be seen in all its glory on the pine tree-covered Brijuni Islands.

Things to see

Slap bang in the middle of the city, Pula’s cluster of architectural gems makes for a pleasing stroll. Start with the ancient Roman Theatre - its arched limestone walls cast a grand aura over the city skyline. As the sixth largest remaining Roman amphitheatre in the world, its impressive crumbly remains are surprisingly well preserved, while the trail of caverns underneath were once the holding area for animals and people waiting any number of ghastly outcomes in front of the roaring Roman crowds. Other don’t miss sights include the Forum – Pula’s ancient central square – and the Temple of Augustus – the last Roman building on the square, unmistakeable due to its Corinthian columns and ornate stone carving. Once you’re all cultured-up, hop on a boat to the nearby Brijuni archipelago. Dotted across the sparkly Adriatic Sea, it’s home to a National Park of meadows, forests and endangered flora and fauna.

Hotels in Pula

Pula hotels cater for all budgets, so you’re bound to find a place to suit. Check into a modern resort with plenty of family-friendly entertainment – think swimming pools, sports facilities and on-site kids’ clubs – so you can relax while the little ones splash and dash around. Exclusive luxury hotels in Pula are the perfect place to treat yourself, offering pristinely decorated rooms, pool-side waiter service and pretty landscaped gardens, especially popular with couples. If you’re looking for a cheap hotel, Pula’s small family-run guesthouses offer up bags of character and charm without the steep price tag.

Where to stay

Stay central if you’re looking for a city break with a touch of summer holiday sunshine. Pula’s a lively working city, but the old town area adds a touch of traditional small-town ambiance, making it the perfect spot for culture lovers. Peruse the mediaeval architecture by day, and enjoy pavement cafés and bistros by night, or catch a summertime performance in the Roman Theatre. Follow the craggy coastline to the south of Pula to stay in seaside towns and tourist-centric resort areas – you’ll find plenty of life around Punta Verudela Beach with bars, large hotels and water sports a-plenty.

How to get to Pula

Pula International Airport is located 12 kilometres northeast of town. Flights run regularly – with a wider choice in high season – from major UK and European airports. From the airport you can catch the local bus into Pula centre, or jump in a local taxi if you don’t want to wait. Many larger hotels – especially ones on the Verudela Peninsula – offer airport transfers, and if you’re going as part of a package these are often included in the price. Regular buses run between Verudela and Pula City Centre, every day until 11:30pm. Car hire is a good option for exploring further afield.