Pula
Pula

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Pula

Get ready to jet off for Pula, a Roman city in Croatia's Istria region!

5 good reasons to go

Set sail for the Brijuni archipelago
Set sail for the Brijuni archipelago
These 14 islands make up a national reserve just off the coast of Pula. Set aside a day to explore this stunning archipelago. Track dinosaurs, explore Roman and Byzantine ruins, marvel at luxury villas and enjoy museums and a safari on the perfect day out. There's a sight-seeing train you can catch around the main island, Veli Brijun.
Delving into Pula's past
Delving into Pula's past
The historic city of Pula is studded with ancient monuments. Soak up some history with the ruins of the Temple of Augustus, the Arch of the Sergii, the amphitheatre and the castle. A whirlwind journey back through the mists of time. If you're curious to find out more about the city's past, head to the Archaeological Museum.
Exceptional Croatian produce
Exceptional Croatian produce
The legacy of Pula's former Venetian and Italian occupiers lives on in the city's dishes and flavours. Sniff out the region's best produce on your holiday to Croatia. Ham, wine, seafood, black and white truffles depending on the season, and fuži, Istria's answer to pasta, all await.
Gaze out over the turquoise waters
Gaze out over the turquoise waters
Pula basks on the shores of the Adriatic Sea and Istria's coast is scattered with gorgeous coves. You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to kicking back on the beach. It's not the Caribbean, but the beaches here are mesmerising all the same. Crystal-clear waters hover around the 25°C mark in summer, and offer up breath-taking views.
Explore Cape Kamenjak
Explore Cape Kamenjak
Book your ticket and head for Pula. In addition to its ruins and monuments, Istria is home to luscious, untamed countryside. Cape Kamenjak is an absolute gem that's home to 600 different species of plants and is best explored by bike or on foot. The headland unfurls in a patchwork of different landscapes, from beaches to pine forests.

To see / do

Culture and history

Take a seat in the amphitheatre

Take a seat in the amphitheatre

Formidable in size and impressive in stature, the Roman amphitheatre towers overhead in Pula's town centre. This venue is over 20 centuries old and continues to entertain the crowds as it always has. As well as embarking on tours of the amphitheatre and museum, you can also attend one of the many shows and concerts performed here.

The Virgin's cathedral

The 5th-century Pula Cathedral has suffered more fires and destruction that can be told. Only a handful of its original details can still be seen today. Behind the Renaissance-style façade, the nave is understated. One of its crown jewels is a 3rd-century sarcophagus.

Pula Castle

Pula Castle

As you make your way uphill, the castle finally crests the city's heights. Designed in the 17th century, this fortress is the perfect spot from which to admire views of Pula's bay and port. Inside the castle, a museum given over to the history of Pula and Istria is bursting with intriguing objects and accounts.

Outings

People-watch on the forum's terraces

People-watch on the forum's terraces

The forum is a stunning square that was built in the first century BC, a vibrant landmark that has been bustling since the Roman times. Grab a table and a drink on one of the café terraces while you marvel at the spectacular surrounding buildings. Summer is particularly enchanting, with free concerts and shows bringing the square to life.

An Art Nouveau market

Just five minutes away from the Arch of the Sergii, Pula's market is worth a visit for its architecture alone, as well as its lavish stalls. Built in 1902, the market is a masterful blend of glass and iron. Stroll around the stalls laden with fish, fruit, cheese and delicious pastries.

Gastronomy

Truffle fuži

Fuži is an Istrian classic: pasta made in a narrow tube shape, with a huge variety of sauces and sides. Fuži in a truffle sauce is one of the region's best-loved dishes: the pasta is served with a black or white truffle sauce topped with truffle shavings.

Mouth-watering fritule

Mouth-watering fritule

Fritule is also sometimes called kroštule. These small doughnuts are traditionally enjoyed during the carnival, shaped into strips or flowers. Fritules are flavoured with lemon or orange zest, with an added drop of locally-made lemon liqueur sometimes thrown in for good measure.

Practical information

Flight duration

2h

Time difference

0h

Currency

Kuna

Distance

1135 km

Average temperature

Spring

20°C (max 25°C)

Summer

26°C (max 30°C)

Autumn

13°C (max 20°C)

Winter

9°C (max 14°C)

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* The information provided is for reference purposes only. The programme and times are subject to change at any time and without prior notice. Find out more about the airline companies

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