posted by Sandra Antonovic

THE
"SIGN UP" POINT

Amazing sign up today!! The City of Pula commits to 10:10! They will start cutting carbon by turning on/off city lights 15 minutes later / earlier each day, and they will start providing citizens with free garbage bags in different colors, facilitating thus (and making it easier) the recycling process (different bag colors for paper, PET, cans, glass etc).

Pula is the largest city in Istria County, Croatia, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula. Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, tame sea, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. Pula has also been Istria's administrative centre since ancient Roman times.

The city is best known for its many surviving ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is its first century amphitheatre, which is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world,  and locally known as the Arena. This is one of the best preserved amphitheatres from antiquity and is still in use today during summer film festivals.


 

Other notable and well-preserved ancient Roman structures are the 1st century AD triumphal arch, the Arch of the Sergii,  the co-eval temple of Rome and Augustus, the Twin Gates (Porta Gemina), the Gate of Hercules, the Augustan Forum, to name just a few.


 

 This Roman commercial and administrative centre of the city remained the main square of classical and medieval Pula. It still is the main administrative and legislative centre of the city.

Two Roman theatres have withstood the ravages of time: the smaller one near the centre and the larger one on the southern edge of the city.

The city's old quarter of narrow streets, lined with Medieval and Renaissance buildings, are still surfaced with ancient Roman paving stones.