The city has a rich and complex history that spans thousands of years and has been influenced by a variety of different cultures and civilizations.

The earliest known inhabitants of the Pula area were the Histri, a tribe of Illyrians who lived in the region from around 1200 BC. The Histri were skilled seafarers and traders and established a thriving community in the Pula area.

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In the 2nd century BC, the Romans began to expand into the region and eventually conquered the area in 177 BC. Under Roman rule, Pula became an important center for trade and commerce and was known for its thriving port and naval fleet.

During the Roman period, Pula was also known for its impressive architecture and monuments. One of the most notable of these is the Pula Arena, a well-preserved Roman amphitheater that is still standing today. The city was also home to a number of other important Roman buildings, including the Temple of Augustus, the Arch of the Sergii, and the Gate of Hercules.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Pula came under the control of a number of different powers, including the Byzantine Empire, the Frankish Kingdom and the Venetian Republic. In the 14th century, the city became part‚ of the Republic of Venice, which had a significant influence on the city’s culture and architecture.

In the 19th century, Pula became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was transformed into a major naval base. During this period, the city underwent significant development and modernization, with the construction of new buildings, roads and infrastructure.

After World War I, Pula became part of the Kingdom of Italy. The city was heavily bombed during World War II and suffered significant damage, but many of its historic monuments and buildings were later restored.

Today, Pula is a vibrant and thriving city that is known for its rich history and cultural heritage.

Tour type: walking tour / sightseeing

Duration: 1:15 – 1:45 hours

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