Thursday, September 7, 2017

Pula - Croatia

Last month my penpal Gemma went on a road trip from Spain to Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. I'm pretty sure it was great. She has been to some places that I really want to visit, especially in Slovenia. These cards are not from there but from my beloved Croatia. Both cards are from Pula but only the 1st was sent by her, the other one was sent by Andrzej. 

 Pula is the largest city in Istria County, Croatia and the eighth largest city in the country, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula. It is known for its multitude of ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is the Pula Arena, one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters, and its beautiful sea. The city has a long tradition of wine making, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. It has also been Istria's administrative centre since ancient Roman times. - in: wikipedia

The most famous sight in Pula – of course – is the Roman amphitheatre, which is called The Arena. Built during the 1st century AD and completed under the reign of Emperor Flavius, this amphitheatre is the sixth largest in the world (of those that still exist). The three-storey structure held 23,000 spectators in Roman times and today hosts numerous concerts and events throughout the year, including Pula Film Festival screenings. - in:

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