Being a very important military port throughout the passing centuries, the town of Pula have suffered of the major distractions from the air, especially in the WW II. There are not much of the palaces left in the old core of the town.
This Venetian styled palace is situated in the Kandlerova street, just a foot from the Forum and the Cathedral.
German is the most-spoken second language in Pula, since Germans are the most frequent tourists. If you're not feeling up to learning a slavic language, it wouldn't hurt to learn some phrases in German.
Rovinj is another rosy cosy village on the coast, stuffed with cafes, mixed fish grills, desperate for cash and custom.
The vegetable market is overflowing with fruit, chicken, meat, and greens. No socialist style-deprivation here. It seems the Yugoslavs never went in for massive agricultural collectivization, The tomatoes and cucumbers are simply ambrosiatic, at least til they burst in my carrybag.
I walk up to a wooded elevation above the town, and imbibe the comestibles mentioned previously, along with some garlicky sausages and some manky cheese
Pula is an important naval centre and it is not unusual to see warships in the harbour and naval personnel wandering around the town.
Pula has celebrated the 10th international music festival during July-August 2.009. Concerts, Opera and other events take place mostly in the Anphitheatre.