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Pula is the capital of Istria, a wonderous city full of culture and delight, located right at the southern tip of the Croatian peninsula, overlooking the Adriatic. The city is best known for its ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is its Amphitheatre, the only one in the world with a complete circle wall still standing. You can find it in the heart of Pula, still in use today providing a unique venue for festivals, concerts and events. Pula is also a major fishing port making the seafood here an excellent choice. Many restaurants, cafes and shops are dotted along the old towns cobbled stone streets that lead you to a main square in the centre where you can marvel at more Roman monuments. A villa holiday with private pool in Pula combines relaxation and cultural sightseeing in one.

THINGS TO DO IN PULA

The Pula Riviera is a great place to explore with plenty to see and do. Take a stroll along the cobbled streets with pretty squares and venetian style houses whilst browsing in shops or treat yourself to a gelato before heading to the beach. There is a fascinating aquarium, and numerous dolphin and whale watching tours.

One thing you should have on your list to do when on a villa holiday in Pula is take a trip to the unspoilt Brijuni islands from Fazana, just north of Pula, a short boat ride will take you directly to the paradise National park. Our villas in Istria and Pula and well positioned should you wish to explore this fantastic region.

HISTORY AND CULTURE IN LABIN

Great for history lovers, Pula is brimming with historical monuments and dotted with roman architecture, the most magnificent and worth a visit is the Amphitheatre popularly called the Arena. It is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers, today it’s used as a venue for many concerts. Upon entrance to the city you will find the impressive Golden gate or arch of sergii, erected in 27 BC. Artists and architects from Michelangelo to Robert Adam studied and sketched this exceptionally well-preserved monument. As you get closer to the centre of town you will reach the Temple of Augustus, dedicated to the first roman emperor, this temple is something special. Not forgetting Pula’s cathedral it’s clear your Croatian villa holiday in Pula will leave you inspired.

FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN PULA

Apart from it being a brilliant history lesson when visiting the roman amphitheatre, children can appreciate the beauty of a villa holiday in Pula just as much as adults with lots of family friendly days out on offer.  Ambrela Beach in Pula has an inflatable floating obstacle course with calm waters, great for relaxing and fun time spent at the beach. There’s also a playground nearby too. Plus, Istralandia Waterpark will amuse children of all ages, which has great facilities and promises endless hours of fun. Boat tours are available from Fazana, not far from Pula to the Brijuni National Park, where you can spot the local wildlife. Pula aquarium is a good option. You could also hang around after dinner to watch the sunset from the beach and experience the Lighting of the Giants. After sunset, these giant cranes put on a 10 to 15 minute light show.

 

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ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES IN PULA

For those with more of an active streak, Adventure Park Pula is located by the woods near the Lungomare boardwalk. Suitable for adults and children above the age of 4, this outdoor park has 30 challenges and 3 mini ziplines through its obstacle course, along with an 80-metre-long zipline.

There's also walking trails, cycling tours plus kajaking and boat hire from most beachs around Pula. 

ROMANCE IN PULA

Packed full of culture, great food and activities - with the added bonus of some fantastic beaches - a villa holiday to Pula comes highly recommended. A lustful mix of ancient culture and architecture of the Roman empire with modern Croatian city life, to create an unforgettable escape for an authentic Croatian villa holiday.

 

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