"City is Older Than Dirt" Top 5 Page for this destination Pula by BruceDunning
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This city has had some sort of communal living dating back to 1800 to 1000 BC. The Romans took control in 177BC, and with that the growth into a Roman state was created. By 45 BC, Julius Caesar made this an administrative center and it had commerce of ship building, fishing, among some trades. Only 3 years after this date, the war over turf between Caesar, Mark Anthony and Octavian led the town to be demolished by Octavian. Once that was settled, and town rebuilt and the arena was a main feature being constructed starting in 27BC.
After decline of Rome, the Goths got control of the region and destroyed this town again in 476AD.
After other "intrusions" the Venetians got the control in 1148, after a rule by the Franks for 350 years. During Venetian reign, the town got destroyed again in 1243, 1267, 1397. Talk about being on the wrong side, or in the middle of wars. The Austrians took over in 1797 and they continued until WWI. Then they eventually became part of Yugoslavia consortium empire
The arena was first starting construction in 27BC and the build out lasted until 81AD before it got completed in structure of today. This is the 6th largest arena in the European comparisons, and probably the best, if not one of the best preserved. At one time the arena held 23,000 people. Stones were taken over the years to build other monuments in the city.
Location of the city at the tip of Istria provides a good center point of commerce, industry,and today tourism. The city has about 70,000 residents today, and about half would be origin of Croats. With the WWII ending, a fair number of Italians left (somewhat forcibly) the peninsula as well as Croatia overall. Now under 5% are Italian heritage, but a lot of people speak Hrvatski/Croatian language and Italiano.
- Pros:A lot of Nice places to see and the walk is circular
- Cons:Would have too many people here in summer and packed
- In a nutshell:Pleasant place to walk the main ulicas and sit a spell
This Medieval town is 886 feet high on the hilltop, and has houses stringing along the road up to the old main gate... more travel advice
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