Grad Pula

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  • Day34


    July 10, 2017 in Croatia ⋅

    We took the scenic route to Pula which added a few hours to our trip but it was worth it. We saw some beautiful countryside and unexpected sights along the way. Al did a great job driving for about 5-6 hours, a lot of it on narrow winding roads.
    Pula is a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian
    Peninsula, Pula has been occupied, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times.The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. It has also been Istria's administrative centre since ancient Roman times. It has its own Roman Ampitheatre, Pula Arena, constructed between 27 BC – 68 AD, much of it still standing to this day. The Romans also supplied the city with a water supply and sewage systems. Driving the west coast of the Istrisn Peninsula tomorrow as well hopefully some inland towns and staying the night at Rijeka.
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  • Day23

    Pula, Croatia

    July 10, 2017 in Croatia ⋅

    Left this morning to head west again to the coast. Travelled through some windy country roads with farms and rain forests. Every green and lush. Now on the Istria peninsular. Stopped for lunch at the Croatian riviera on the eastern side of the peninsular. Staying tonight on the western side in Pula. Pula has Roman ruins including a well preserved colosseum. It has quite an Italian feel to the area.Read more

  • Day125

    A day trip to Pula

    October 29, 2016 in Croatia ⋅

    Pula is a large town situated on the southern tip of Istria's triangular peninsula. Its main feature is the 1st century BC Roman Amphitheatre but we wanted to visit the market too.

    On the journey we passed thousands of olive trees and as it was a weekend, the families were out in force picking and pruning, loading bulging sacks of the fruits into their vans.

    Pulling up at a harbourside gravel car park on the outskirts of Pula we went to investigate the parking situation. Unfortunately we hadn't any kuna in coins and the machine didn't accept notes. A sign and a helpful English speaking litter picker advised us we could get a ticket at a shop further along so we set off to do this. Upon reaching the central harbour area a woman hailed us, telling us all about the fantastic boat trip she was running. She advised us that the car park opposite accepted notes so we checked it out and Vicky went and fetched the van. Unfortunately the barrier wouldn't allow us entrance and a grumpy parking attendant marched over and told us vans were not allowed. She refused to allow us entry to turn around and insisted we reverse the van back out on to the main road, somehow avoiding the 3 cars that were queuing behind us - not the easiest of tasks! Leaving a tailback of about 20 cars on the main road we returned to near our original parking spot and Will managed to get change from a helpful passersby.

    Our moods less than buoyant thanks to the punctilious parking attendant, we returned to town and used the Rough Guides info and map to find the market. We had worried the stalls might have packed up after our delay of nearly an hour and although some were showing signs of closing, most were still in full flow.

    As well as the regular fruit, veg and a few craft stalls it was exciting to see locally grown and processed items that would have to be imported to UK markets if they were available at all. As you may have guessed, Pula olives and olive oil were a prominent feature, but there were also beautiful garlands of brightly coloured chillis and bags of dried figs. Honey, dried herbs and homemade liqueurs in elegant bottles were all in abundance and we had to work hard to restrain ourselves as we were still not used to the pound - kuna conversion rates. We found the meat and fish market in a stone and glass walled building with an arched roof framing a mural at one end. We'd read about the brilliant oysters and mussels in Croatia but as we suspected they were out of season and so we got a few sardines and a meal of massive prawns. Most stallholders spoke a little German, if not English and so we managed to get what we wanted without any misunderstanding.

    Picking up some prsut ham and bread we picnicked beside the amphitheatre before going inside and exploring the underground area with its display of old olive oil making and storage equipment. The 22,000 capacity amphitheatre itself waa incredibly well preserved and we were lucky to have such great weather to explore it in with so few other tourists about.

    On the way back to the Vizinada stopover we wanted to visit a small port town called Rovinj. It was a little difficult getting there as we deviated from the main road and came to a street that wound so narrowly between houses with low hanging telephone wires that we had to again reverse out and take an alternate route. We had the same difficulty parking in Rovinj as in Pula (no vans in central parking zones) and failing to find anywhere close enough so as not to exacerbate Will's painful feet we gave it a miss and headed back to our stopover for a scrumptious seafood supper.
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  • Day3

    Alighieri Restaurant - Pula

    October 30, 2018 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    A break for lunch. Local restaurant- sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day. Mid 60’s. Our waiter is super nice guy. Has a sister in San Francisco who has been there 25 years, yet he hasn’t visited her yet. Knew about North Carolina basketball!

    Lot of good food and delicious! Our waiter says “ We are small country but big portions” !Read more

  • Day5


    August 17, 2017 in Croatia ⋅

    Gerade haben wir in der Marina Pula eingecheckt. Unser Liegeplatz ist mit Blick auf die Römische Arena. Am Abend stürzen wir uns in die Menschenmassen. Ergattern einen Tisch zum Abendessen. Und bewundern die Überbleibsel der Römer, Venezianer usw.
    Fazit: Trotz der Touristenmassen ist Pula eine Reise wert.Read more

  • Day22

    Sechst größtes Amphitheater der Welt

    May 7, 2018 in Croatia ⋅

    Nach einen entspannten Frühstück 🍳 und in der Sonne 🌤 sitzen, ging es mit dem Bus 🚍 vom Campground direkt in die Innenstadt von Pula. Voll praktisch 👍 eine einfache Fahrt kostet 11 Kuna und der Bus fährt auch sonntags alle zwanzig Minuten.

    Kurze Zeit später standen wir schon mitten drin. Unsere kleine Map zeigte uns wo wir die einzelnen römischen Überbleibsel finden konnten. Also dann mal los!

    Als erstes sollte es zum Amphitheater 🏟 gehen, es war uns gar nicht so bewusst, dass es das sechst größte der Welt 🌏 ist und angeblich den besten Erhaltungszustand hat. Da doch alles sehr nah bei einander ist, standen wir im Handumdrehen mitten im Amphitheater 🏟 (Eintritt 50 Kuna pro Person). Das Beste, da es wirklich absolute Vorsaison ist (teilweise haben die Cafés und Stände noch geschlossen) haben wir bis auf vielleicht fünf andere Leute das Amphitheater für uns alleine 😉. Wir schlendern so herum und lassen die Größe und die Atmosphäre auf uns wirken. Wie gigantisch muss das gewesen sein 🤔.

    Weiter ging es über den Triumphbogen, diverse Ausgrabungsorte durch die Gassen. Der Mix aus kulturellen Highlights, gut erhaltenen Häusern und wirklichen Bruchbuden, besser gesagt Ruinen hat uns in seinen Bann gezogen. So richtig schön „schäbig-schick“ .... Pula hat einen ganz besonderen Flair. 👍

    Den Tag ausklingen lassen wir bei einem Bier 🍻 und einem Cider in der Café Ulysses Bar, direkt am Triumphbogen mit einer James Joyce Statue am Eingang. Morgen wird es dann für uns nochmals nach Pula reingehen, damit wir uns noch den „ Bauernmarkt/Markthalle“ anschauen können. Heute waren wir leider zu spät 🙈 - getrödelt 🤣! Außerdem müssen wir uns mal wieder ein paar Schuhe kaufen. Nein, unsere Wanderboots sind noch in Ordnung! Wir brauchen fürs Meer 🌊 und den ganzen Kiesstrand ein paar Badeschuhe 😎.
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  • Day13


    April 19, 2018 in Croatia ⋅

    Heute ist der letzte Tag unsrer Reise! Mit dem Bus sind wir nach Pula gefahren, wo unser Ziel das Amphietheater war, das 6 grösste der Welt.
    Zuerst schlenderten wir durch die stadt und kauften ein paar Suveniers ein. Dann suchten wir das Amphietheater und fanden es schliesslich auch. Anders als das in Solin ist es viel besser erhalten und grösser, man bezahlt Eintritsgeld und man kann eine Audiotur machen. Wir sind jedoch auf eigene Faust losgezogen und haben es uns angesehen. Es war schon ziemlich beeindruckend. Wie immer schwiren einem dann eine Mengwn an Fragen im Kopf herum: Wie sah das Amphietheater gunau zu seiner Zeit aus, wie fandem die Kämpfe stadt, wie war die Stimmung dazumal usw.
    Dannach sind wir etwas essen gegangen und mit dem Bus wirder zurück zum Camper. Weiter gets nach Umag
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  • Day2

    Endlich angekommen ☺

    May 6, 2018 in Croatia ⋅

    Die Fahrt war angenehmer als gedacht. Die ersten zwei Punkte die abgearbeitet werden müssen sind endlich ans Meer gehen und dann Frühstück mit anschließenden Stadtrundgang.
    Und mein erstes Hostel. Sofort super nette Leute kennengelernt. So schnell habe ich ehrlich gesagt nicht damit gerechnet 🙈 und dann mit denen den Nachmittag verbracht.Read more

  • Day13


    April 19, 2018 in Croatia ⋅

    Der letzte Tag unseres Mädeltrips war da, o jee. Die Nacht am schönsten CG bis jetz verbringend, gings am nächsten morgen mit dem Bus in die Stadt. Dort liefen wir vom Stadttorbogen einmal verkehrt durch die Stadt zum Doppelboden um dann zum Amphitheater zu gelangen. Wir waren fasziniert von dem alten römischen Bau.Read more

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