Pula Croatia

Against Venice, in the north end of the Adriatic Sea, lies the Peninsula of Istria. Over the centuries, this corner of Earth has been disputed by many peoples by its strategic location, the goodness of its climate and its land. Among which they conquered it and left their footprints are the Romans, Slavs, Germans, Venetians, etc. Its history comings and turns continues almost until today. In the past 100 years its boundaries have changed several times: was part of Italy, after Yugoslavia and currently in Croatia. All left their mark here, so the culture of the Istrian peninsula is wide, rich and varied.

One of its main points tourist is Pula. Pula, located on the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, with a population of about 60,000 inhabitants. It is well known by its neighbors for its exquisite wines and today is a tourist destination of first level where arriving flights around the world, especially for trips from Easter to enjoy this beautiful place. In other times was the administrative center in Istria, in the time of Roman rule, and today we have many and various samples of legacy of the ancient empire. To know Pula we must begin by the square of the Forum the meeting point more common among the inhabitants of Pula, as it was in the time of ancient Rome. Here we find the Temple of Augustus, dedicated to the goddess Rome and Augustus. It was built following the typical construction schemes of Roman temples from the year 2 B.c.

to 14 A.d. date in which the Emperor died. However his role was not always the same and was varying with the passage of the centuries, being used as a church, barn, and at the beginning of the 19th century as archaeological museum. In 1944, during the second world war, it was bombed and destroyed completely to be rebuilt.