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  • Travel between Istria and Venice

    by misseille Updated Mar 16, 2011


    If your pockets are nearly empty, you can take the bus to Trieste, then train or bus onwards. Leaving Croatia and arriving in Venice by boat, is really lovely and there is a clear schedule for 2011 at

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    car parking

    by davesut Written Apr 19, 2008

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    When you drive into Pula it can appear a bit overwhelming. Pula is much larger and more industrialised than anywhere else in Istria. We followed signs for the colloseum and parked up close by on a visit a few years back. Able to walk everywhere else from there.

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    by smirnofforiginal Written Apr 19, 2007

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    We spent a week driving to Istria. You can drive there much more quickly but we wanted a more leisurely journey and there were many places that deserved a stop en route. Also with two young children in the car - a week was probably quickly enough.

    Driving there in a week, sharing the driving between the 2 of us, we tried to do 2 hour stints at a time. So, after breakfast, an early start with 2 -3hrs driving to get to somewhere good, spend some time, sometimes the day there and then a good 3 hours to get to our accommodation for the night - usually opting to sleep in places that had towns to explore or something interesting to do. The longest driving days were from Patsch in Austria to Venice which was non-stop because we wanted to maximise our Venice time and then from Venice to Glavani, (Barban) Istria with a couple of stops. Our route from UK to Croatia (and back) was planned and executed with precision and as a result it was an awesome journey, even for the 4 and 6 year olds! And in fact the level of organisation was the only way it could have been done successfully in a week with young children.

    Getting about - not really a problem in the areas of Istria that enjoy tourists but the rest of Istria.... we just couldn't have done it without our car. Thus much said - you don't need to take your own car and follow us across Europe you could fly in or to Trieste and hire a car there. I don't remember seeing any trains or buses or cabs or any means of transport other than private cars so if you intend to explore I would thoroughly recommend investigating how you are going to do it.

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    Road traffic

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 22, 2003

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    The same regulations as elsewhere in Europe are valid on the roads of Istria. Speed limitations are marked on individual roads.
    Permitted speed:
    - in towns 50
    - out of towms 80
    - on highways 130
    How to get in Istra
    - Ba road - From western and central Europe across international border-crossing between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia.
    - By Railroad - from Slovenia, across the international border-crossing Rakitovac-Buzet.
    - Ba Airplane - Arriving at the international airport of Pula.
    - By Sea - Ferry lines; "Marconi" from Trieste, or from Zadar in the middle Dalmatia

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    Ucka Tunnel

    by Skeptic-jr Written Aug 24, 2003

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    Cover the distance on the peninsula (e.g. from Rijeka to Porec) you can go along the seaside or cross Istrian interior. It the latter case you have much shorter route, but must to pay for passing Ucka Tunel (Tunnel), which is long for more than 6 kms. Charge (in the summer of 2003): 22 kuna (~ 3 euro).

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