Summer Festival

It currently contains an important collection of reliefs and sculptures in stone and bronze. The other twin Temple (only preserves the rear wall), it is believed that it was built at the same time and in the same style and it was called the Temple of Diana and in the 13th century it was incorporated into the building of the City Hall. In this square is the tourist office where speak Spanish or, in his absence, you can contact the Italian who here is spoken by many people. Walking in the Sergijevaca street we reach the bow of the Sergios of 29 and 27 B.C. by the family of the Sergios, in honor of three members his who came to hold important positions in Pula at that time. This triumphal arch was aimed at what was the door Aurea of the city, so named because of its richly decorated with gilded elements arc.

The door and the walls were demolished in the early 19th century as a result of the extension of the city outside its walls. The arch was built in Corinthian style with strong Hellenistic influences and Asia minor. The adjacent street is currently a shopping area and the current plaza is located where the arc, an important meeting point for cultural events and shows. Following our tour of the Fazana Street, next to the Roman walls, reach the Amphitheater, is well preserved and built at the same time as your twin, the Roman Coliseum, in the time of Augustus and Vespasian (1st century). He came to accommodate 20,000 attendees during their struggles of gladiators. Your plant is elliptical, being the major axis of 130 m in length, and has 72 arches. It was used for medieval tournaments and fairs of Knights during the middle ages and today is the seat of the so-called Summer Festival in which each year are celebrated operas, equestrian festivals, great concerts, etc. The underpasses, used originally by the Gladiators, are today an exhibition hall dedicated to the wine making tradition and the cultivation of the olive that grows in Istria since ancient times.

The amphitheatre is located outside the city walls due to its large size and geographical configuration. The road linking it to the old Roman city was known as the Via Flavia and was also built during the reign of Emperor Vespasiano. From Pula can enjoy lots of beaches, coves and marinas.

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