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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > Croatia > Pula

Pula. Pop. 62,080. Currency Kuna HRK. Language Croatian and Italian. Time Zone GMT + 1 hour. Best Time to go spring and summer. Pula is the largest city on the peninsula of Istria. The city lies near seven hills (Monte Zaro, Monte Serpente, Monte Ghiro, Monte Magno, Monte Paradiso, Monte Rizzi and Monte Vidal) and on a natural harbour. Pula is well known for its famous Roman ruins including a first century amphitheatre, the sixth largest in the world and locally known as the Arena. Other historical attractions include: Arch of the Sergii; The Twin Gates; The Gate of Hercules; Byzantine chapel of St. Mary Formosa; and Archaeological Museum of Istria. Not surprisingly Pula has a built up a rich cultural heritage and the town is the birth place of a number of artistic and cultural VIPs including: Alida Valli (actress); Antonio Smareglia (composer); and Franz Karl Ginzkey (writer). Musical afficionados will be intrigued that a famous Pula resident was Georg Ritter von Trapp - Austrian naval hero and head of the famous singing family immortalized in the musical The Sound of Music.

Pula Hotels and Rooms on the Istria Peninsula Croatia

Pula Hotels and Lodging including Histria Hotel Riviera Hotel Brioni Hotel Galija Hotel Pula Travel and Tourism on the Istria Peninsula Croatia.

Pula Hotels and Rooms on the Istria Peninsula Croatia

Histria Hotel Pula

Histria Hotel, is a 4 star hotel with 240 rooms. The hotel is ideally situated near an area with small cafe bars and shops all within easy strolling distance. The hotel is also close to the sea and a short walk will take guests to a stunning bay and rocky beach, which offers scenic strolls and great sunbathing. Pedalos and waterslides can also be hired.

Histria Hotel Pula

Archaeological Museum of Istria

The exhibition halls of the Archaeological Museum of Istria are constantly enriched with new finds from archaeological sites throughout Istria (prehistoric caves, hill-forts and necropolises, Roman commercial complexes, buildings and cemeteries and sacral object dating from the Early Christian and Byzantine periods, as well as those dating back to the period of barbarian attacks and settlement of the Slav population in Istria).

Pula - wikipedia

Pula (the city has an official Croatian-Italian bilingualism)is the largest city in Istria, situated at the southern tip of the peninsula. Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, tame sea, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. Pula has also been Istria's administrative center since ancient Roman times.

Pula - wikitravel

Pula (Pola in Italian) is a nice town at the tip of the Istrian peninsula, Croatia. Once a predominantly Italian city, Pula was occupied by Yugoslavia in 1945 and formally annexed in 1947. At that time those Italians who had not already moved to Italy went into exile. Today there still is an Italian minority and many locals speak Italian. Pula has its own international airport with daily flights to Zagreb, and direct services from many European cities including Amsterdam, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Oslo, Vienna and Zurich.

Pula Airport

Pula Airport is situated at the southest end of the Istrian peninsula. It's favourable climate makes it a good alternative airport for more weather bound airports. Also the main runway is 2950 m long which enables landings for wide-body aircraft.

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