This morning, your driver and guide will meet you at your ship to explore some of the Istrian peninsula. Today you will drive down the western Istrian coast along the Adriatic Sea to Pula, at the southernmost tip of the Peninsula.
Pula became famous under the Romans during the 2nd century BC, and became an Episcopal seat during the 5th century. This morning, your guide will take you on a walking tour of Pula. You will start at the historic center of the city at its most famous landmark, the Pula Amphitheater, which dates back to the 1st century – one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world. Continue to visit the Golden Door at the Temple of Augustus, and the Church of St. Francis and the Franciscan monastery that is adjacent to it. The Franciscan monastery in Pula, as in other parts of Croatia, is still in function.
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Emanuel Grubić, along with his family, is the owner of the family mills ‘Grubic’ located in Bale. After graduating with a degree in agriculture, he turned intensely to olives and olive oil; renewing old olive groves and planting new ones. The family has 8 hectares of olive groves, with approximately 1600 trees, which produces about 1000 liters of olive oil a year. Today you’ll stop at his farm and enjoy a tasting of his best olive oils.
Return to Rovinj where your guide will also give you an overview tour of the city. Your guide will take you to visit the Church of St. Euphemia. The Venetian Baroque structure dominated the Old Town center of Rovinj and is dedicated to St. Euphemia, the patron saint of Rovinj.