ISTRIADUCTION February | All Year | Pay per Entrance PULA AMPHITHEATER AND SURROUNDINGS The most famous and significant monument, the building in which gladiator fights were organized. It was built in the 1st century, during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, at the same time as the largest and most famous building of its kind - the Colosseum in Rome. Source It is elliptical in shape, with a main axis 130 meters long and a shorter axis 100 meters. In the middle is a flat space - a arena, and spectators sat on stone steps or stood. It is estimated that the Arena could accommodate 20,000 spectators. It was built of local limestone. In the Middle Ages, the Arena was used for knightly tournaments and fairs. Today it is used for summer events - Film Festival, Opera Season, Equestrian Festival, concerts… when it can accommodate about 5000 spectators. In the underground room, which previously served gladiators, today is a permanent exhibition "Olive growing and viticulture of Istria in antiquity", enriched with reconstructions of machines for oil and wine production, and amphorae that served as packaging for the transport of oil and wine. * price:

2021-12-20T11:17:40+00:00By |Pets, Pula-Pola, Sights, |


ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: 12-23h, except Monday | Free Entrance Castle Belaj (Bellai) estate contains: Castle(XVI century);Left annex with history of presence there of court, prison and the wine cellar (XIX century); right annex, where the stables and management room of the estate; historical vineyard of 11 hectares, which surrounds the estate. Excellent benefits of the soil and microclimate of the hill were recognised in the XVII. century when the cultivation of olives and grapevines started. At that time wine production was focused on delivering great wines to Vienna and Bordeaux. Nowadays Belaj is the only Château in Croatia with a lengthy history and traditions of winemaking. It's a registered Historical Heritage Two Families - Two Wineries - One Estate Dvorac Belaj: Dvorac Belaj winery established in 2011 by Belay family. From that on we produce wine only from the historical Vineyard around the property. First Vintages are produced with the help of Gianfranko Kozlovic and Ivica Matosevic winemaking craftwork. From 2016 production is fully moved into Belaj cellars. Every year Dvorac Belaj wines brings Golden and Silver medals from Decanter and Vinistra wine competitions. For more info about the winery: www.dvoracbelaj.com Podrum Belaj: Podrum Belaj winery is established in 1998 by Ivic family. The history of winemaking in

2022-03-11T13:29:25+00:00By |Cerovlje, Gastro, Pets, Sights, |