Pula's own Colosseum

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After eating some of the leftovers as breakfast (well it was nearing lunchtime) it was time to do some walking around town, so following the map we got from the apartment owner, we headed off in the direction of the city centre. For most of the walk there wasn't much to see apart from the very green bush land or the occasional vegie garden with the rich brown soil. Once we got closer to the centre the buildings overtook the bushland. Some of the buildings are nicely plastered on the exterior, some no plaster and quite a lot a bit patchy making them look very old.

Walking alond we came across the ancient Temple of Augustus and the big Town Hall. We continued along parallel to the waters edge and found the Cathedral.

It was actually nice to see a simple type Cathedral instead of the flashy enormous ones around the place. A bit further along the road we visited the ancient Roman arena which was 40kN each to get in and included a free audio guide. It was so much better than the one in Verona – give the one in Verona a miss and see this one. We spent quite a while walking through the ruins listening to the guide – definitely worth a visit. We then headed back towards the centre to see the ancient gates.

It was about now that it began to rain so we stopped in for a quick drink while getting some shelter from the weather. It didn't look as though it was going to clear up any time soon and we'd walked around most of the town so we jumped on the bus and headed back to the apartment for a rest and then to the restaurant for another great meal.

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photo by: Paulovic