Pula is a port city on the southern tip of Croatia’s Istria Peninsula. Most of its architecture is Roman-inspired, left behind from the colonisation of the Romans in 117 BC. Many travellers visit the city for the Pula Arena, which is one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres outside of Italy. During the summer, a wide range of events takes place at the arena, including concerts and cultural festivals. The city also has unique art installations, such as Lighting Giants held every summer by the Uljanik Shipyard.

A major fishing port in Croatia, Pula is an excellent destination for enjoying fresh seafood such as oysters and mussels. From mid-November to early January, hunting for white truffles is a popular activity in the Motovun Forest, as well as truffle estates in Pazin and Buze. Istria’s mild climate and fertile soil mean that there are plenty of vineyards producing white wines made with the Malvasia variety.

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Where & what to eat in Pula

  • 5 Best Restaurants in Pula

    The best restaurants in Pula have a long-standing reputation for producing amazing Croatian dishes. The culinary traditions of Istria have been influenced by the area's Italian, Venetian, and Austro-Hungarian overlords of the past, and have since been passed down from generation to generation. The locals take full advantage of fresh produce from the land and sea, allowing you to savour the...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Pula

  • 5 Best Nightlife in Pula

    Pula’s top nightlife spots liven up the historical city come sunset, with dozens of clubs and bars opening their doors to party-lovers from all around the world. While the city is famed for its ancient landmarks and natural landscapes during the day, its nightlife scene offers something unique to just about any traveller. From real gladiator battles to exciting pub...

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