Once the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s chief naval base, Pula is an engaging combination of working port and brash Riviera town located on the south of the Istrian peninsula. The star attraction is the remarkably well-preserved Roman Amphitheatre, right in the heart of the city, which dominates the streetscape and doubles as a venue for summer concerts and festivals. The Amphitheatre is just one of an easily accessible cluster of classical and medieval sights in the city center. The view of the Pula region is framed by the Brijuni National Park, a gem in Istria's natural heritage. Pula, a city that has existed for three thousand years, will continue to attract tourists with its cultural heritage, beautiful beaches, nice shops, cafes and a thriving art community.