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Pula

This is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world. Built in the 1st century AD, seating 22,000 spectators on stone tiers, the giant arena was once the site of gladiator fights. Today it is the venue for summer concerts, opera and equestrian festivals.
 

Rovinj

The medieval port of Rovinj is picture perfect, with a tall, pink clock tower and Baroque cathedral at the top of the hill, and honey-coloured tenements tumbling down to the water’s edge.
 

Brijuni National Park

The beautiful islands of Brijuni were once used by President Tito as a hideaway and a place to entertain the European jet set.  Past visitors have included Sophie Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
The islands can be reached by boat departing from the nearby fishing village of Fazana.

Motovun

The Istrian hill town of Motovun is encircled by fortified walls and a promenade overlooking terracotta roofs and vineyards.
Motovun is renowned for its truffles and summer film festival.  
 

www.motovunfilmfestival.com

Groznjan

This medieval hilltop village, with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and the distant coastline, is becoming quite a cultural centre in Istria.
Groznjan offers jazz concerts, artist studios, galleries and cafes set in quaint cobbled streets.
 

Venice

It’s possible to experience a day sightseeing and shopping in Venice. Visit the Basilica di San Marco, take a punt in a gondola, view works of art by Venice’s grand masters and get a taste of traditional Italian cuisine.
Simply book a ferry or hydrofoil crossing through the tourist information office.