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Private Tour: Varazdin and Trakosan Castle Day Trip from Zagreb
"Meet your guide at your central Zagreb hotel and then hop aboard your luxury air-conditioned coach for your journey north to Varaždin roughly 50 miles (81km) away. As the former capital of Croatia and cultural heart of the Međimurje region Varaždin has a refined architecture in abundance and your guide will show off its best bits on your walking tour.Hop off your coach and enjoy a leisurely paced stroll around the pretty cobblestone streets that comprise the town center. Gaze around at the resplendent Baroque buildings that thron enjoying a stint as the country’s capital before a fire snuffed out its glory nearly a century later. See top Varaždin attractions like the Cathedral of the Assumption and the Monastery of St John the Baptist and enjoy photo stops next to interesting buildings like Varaždin Town Hall. Finish your walking tour in the center of town
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Lipica Stud Farm and Skocjan Caves Day Trip from Koper
"Your guide will meet you at the passenger terminal to escort you to the Lipica Stud Farm one of the oldest stud farms in the world. In a unique natural environment in the middle of fairy meadows and the shade of oak and chestnut trees you will find beautiful white horses that will certainly enchant you. Taking a walk on the Stud Farm estate is like traveling through history. The old manor house and the gracefulness of the Lipizzan horse will take you back in time to when horse carriag the tradition of breeding these white horses has been preserved in the center of the unique Karst landscape which today represents one of the most beautiful natural and cultural monuments in Slovenia. On your trip you will experience the world of the Lipizzan horse
From EUR107.00
 
Skocjan Caves and Piran Private Day Trip from Ljubljana
"Morning pick up at your hotel and drive towards world famous Skocjan caves a unique natural phenomenon and the creation of Reka river. The Skocjan caves are on UNESCO's list of natural and cultural world heritage sites and are definitely worth of visit. Visiting the Caves includes some moderate walking. It is approx 2 hrs guide with a local cave guide. Then you continue towards Slovenian seaside where you will stroll through Piran the old seaport with narrow streets and compact houses. On this tour you will also make a short stop in Portorož. Return to Ljubljana in the afternoon."""Visit Unesco heritage site Skocjan caves and drink cappuccino by the Adriatic sea.
From EUR99.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Pula

Floor mosaic – Level of the town.

The entire mosaic composition is divided into two equal sections with altogether 40 decorated areas dominated by geometric patterns with animal details. For example we discovered a fish and a bird....
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Apr 28, 2015

Floor mosaic – Punishment of Dirce.

Before entering the site, I read a nice sign with some information. I read that this floor mosaic dates back to the 3th century and is connected to the Legend of Dirce from Greek Mythology. This piece...
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Jerelis
Apr 28, 2015

Floor mosaic – How to get there.

The first mention of the name Pula occurred in the 3th century. The beginning of Roman domination (177 bc) in the Istrian peninsula was the beginning of some great and beautiful buildings and other...
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Jerelis
Apr 28, 2015

Fazana – Finding the real Fazana?

During our second visit it was clear to us that we wanted to see the other part of town besides the marina area. To do this we can honestly state that the best way to explore Fazana is by foot and the...
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Jerelis
Jan 29, 2015

Fazana – Don’t rush your visit.

Although Fazana is quite small, don’t have the idea that you must rush Fazana on a budget. Via this way you will end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. My idea for seeing Fazana...
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Jerelis
Jan 29, 2015

Fazana – Worth a visit.

Once we visit a village we always love to loose ourselves in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes. During such a hike we always follow the streets that wind and wander with no discernible order or...
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Jan 29, 2015
 
 
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Chapel of St. Maria Formosa – Architectural master

The Chapel of St. Maria Formosa was built in the style Ravenna churches and in the form of a cross. Due to its dimensions, method of construction and good state of preservation, the Chapel represents...
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Jerelis
Jan 21, 2015

Chapel of St. Maria Formosa - Funeral chapel.

For sure the largest and most important building erected in Pula during the Byzantine rule was the Basilica of St. Maria Formosa. This huge church was built in the 6th century did not withstand all...
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Jerelis
Jan 21, 2015

Chapel of St. Maria Formosa – Byzantine rule.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire the city of Pula came under the rule of Exarchate of Ravenna. During this period Pula prospered and became the major port of the Byzantine fleet and integral...
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Jerelis
Jan 21, 2015

Small Roman Theater – Cut into the rock.

Like I said before, on the northeastern slopes of the central hill of the city of Pula, below the Castle of Pula, are the remains of a Roman theatre. In addition to the world famous amphitheater, Pula...
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Jerelis
Jan 19, 2015

Small Roman Theater – A must visit!

We learned that the remains of scene, the semicircular orchestra and tired section for the audience have partly been reconstructed. Of course this Small Roman Theater is less impressive than the Roman...
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Jerelis
Jan 19, 2015

Small Roman Theater – No entrance fee.

The greatest number of cultural monuments can be found in the heart of the old city of Pula or its vicinity. Keep this in mind, so that a walk through Pula turns into a journey through the...
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Jerelis
Jan 19, 2015

Brijuni Islands – Guided tour by foot.

After the train tour we had about 30 minutes for a nice lunch. After the lunch we continued the guided tour by foot. Our first stop was the Tito Museum, where I thought the displays were fascinating....
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Oct 31, 2014

Brijuni Islands – Guided tour by train.

The boat trip from Fazana to the Veli Brijuni island is about 3,5 kilometers long and takes approximately 30 minutes. Once at the island we took the Brijuni National Park Tour and this begins at the...
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Oct 31, 2014

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Verudela, Pula, Istria, 52100, Croatia
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Pjescana uvala IX 26, Pula, 52100, Croatia
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Top Things to Do in Pula

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Roman Amphitheater

Downatirs, in the chambers below the arena, there is a museum showing ancient equipment used in the processing of olive oil. It also has many panels with maps and text explaining the procedure of...
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Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

Most of what we saw of the cathedral is from the 17th century, including the Renaissance façade and the bell tower which was built using some stones from the Roman amphitheater. The cathedral suffered...
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Arch of the Sergeius Family

The Triumphal Arch of Sergius, was erected between the years 29 and 27 B.O.T by the Sergi family, in honor of three members of the family who had high positions in Pula at that time. This triumphal...
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Walking

Colonia Pietas Iulia Pola, name given to Pula by the old Romans, has been writing its history for 3000 years. The city built at the end of a beautiful bay and on seven hills reveals many lovely and...
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Arena

It is known that throughout the former Roman Empire has been found the remains of over 230 amphitheaters, but most of which were completely devastated. After such wast empire vanished just as in most...
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Town Hall

Right next to the Temple of Augustus. The Gradska Palace, or the town hall, is was built in 1296 which is still the seat of the mayor. The town hall was built in Venetian style, but the left outer...
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JLBG

"Pula, second to Rome for its arena !"
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croisbeauty

"PULA - the place where I was grown-up"
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BruceDunning

"City is Older Than Dirt"
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montezaro

"Pula my home town"
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Ekaterinburg

"Pula Has a Lot to Offer"
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