After the week-long Huck Finn Istria Multisport trip, we rented an apartment just outside Pula for a week. Pula is a nice size of town – not too big, yet it has an international airport. It was an important town in Roman times, and they certainly left their mark in terms of the 1st century amphitheatre.
There are also several Roman gates and arches. James Joyce’s brief sojourn in Pula is celebrated by a statue beside the arch shown above.
Down the road from the city walls is the Roman Forum.
The Historical Museum of Istria, on the top of the hill overlooking the amphitheatre, is definitely worth a visit. It is situated in the 17th century Venetian fort, which reminded me a little of Fort George near Inverness in Scotland, which was built a century later.
Nearby is a small Roman amphitheatre.