Vodnjan is a large village worth a visit. It is around ten kilometers far from from Pula. The journey from Porec to Vodnjan by bus should takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Vodnjan is famous for the mummies. In fact its main church; Saint Blaise church houses some mummified corpses and part of bodies of saints.
These saints failed to decompose throught the centuries for unknown reasons. This church also has a quite large museum with lots of saints' relics and various religious artifacts.
This village has a beautiful main square with a reddish city hall built in 1911 and a maze of very old cobbled streets.
Unfortunately the day I visited Vodnjan the weather was not fine. I enjoyed this village anyway.
Pula is the largest town in Istria. It is located at the southern tip of the peninsula. It is well known for its Roman monuments.
Here you can see a huge amphitheater constructed between 27 B. C. and 68 A. D. Picture courtesy of Margaret van Nierop from NL.
There are some Roman arches in Pula. This is the arch of the Sergii. It dates to the 1th century A. C. It is located at the beginning of a street named Sergievaca.
This beautiful Roman mosaic is hidden into a modern building, but it is not far from the Sergievaca.
This is Pula' s town hall.
A mermaid on the town hall?
This the temple of Augustus. It was built between 2 B. C. and 14 A. C.
This church is the chapel of Saint Mary Formosa. It was part of a Benedictine monastery together with another chapel.
Pula is a good place for shopaholics. It has great choice of shops.
You can do a day trip from Porec to Pula. The journey from Porec to Pula by bus should last around 1.30 hours.