Stretching across the Adriatic coastline, beneath seven hills, lies the historic Istrian town of Pula, Croatia. This jewel on the Istrian coast boasts a history of over 3,000 years, breathtaking scenery and one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world. In addition to rich history, Pula is surrounded by glimmering natural beauty, parks and cliffsides. Just north of the city lies Brijuni National Park, a dense collection of wooded islands that are home to Roman villas and even dinosaur footprints. Head to the south of Pula, and you'll discover the sparkling beaches of Verudela Bay whose coastline is dotted with resorts and holiday homes, fragrant pine trees and seaside cafes.
Historical attractions aside, Pula is also known for its age-old traditions of wine-making, truffle-hunting, fishing and shipbuilding. A visit to this part of Croatia is not complete without tasting Istria's famous Malvazija wine paired with unique truffle-inspired dishes! Plenty of authentic Istrian restaurants line the shores of Verudela Bay and pepper the historic center of Pula offering a number of options for tasting homemade Istrian dishes.