The largest town on the Istrian peninsula, Pula, features not only attractive beaches, but it also boasts numerous monuments of Roman architecture: the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi from the 1st century B.C., Hercules’ Gate and Twin Gates, the Temple of Augustus, Arena and Small Roman Theatre in the town centre.
As homage to the world in which it was born, the town of Pula brings back bacchanalia and gladiator games for four days. Town streets and squares, the Small Roman Theatre, the Archaeological Museum, the Forum and the Amphitheatre are filled with crowds demanding 'Bread and games!' Highlights include walking theater shows in English, “The Parade of the Gladiators” as well as street performances.
Croatia Tourism Board Web Site
Please click here for the Culturekiosque feature on Gladiators and Caesars,
the power of spectacle in ancient Rome.