Pula

Pula, known as the City of Tolerance, is the capital of Istria, a well developed region ready to be explored and an undisputed gourmet capital.

Home to the world’s sixth largest Roman amphitheatre, Pula Arena, Pula also offers a great mix of history, adventure and culture, making it an ideal place to spend an extended period.

Coworking (Updated 2021)

The independent and unique Klub Kotač is home to the only dedicated coworking space in Pula at the moment. Make sure e-mail ahead of time to get your space and directions to the place – surojc.mirjana@gmail.com

Alternatively you can book a space at IDA, the regional development agency that offers various rooms for some deep work or Zoom calls.

Two new coworking places are also under construction, so now’s the time to be some of the early adopters of Pula as a digital nomad destination!

Community

Outside of the office, you don’t need to head far to be involved in local interest groups, especially if you’re coworking at Kotač as that’s also the home to Rojc, the local community centre.

Some things to know about Pula:

    • It is known as the City of Tolerance, due to its reputation of accepting people, regardless of race and background.
    • Pula Arena is Croatia’s most innovative event location. A Roman amphitheatre turned concert hall, football and ice hockey pitch, and film festival location.
    • The cranes of Uljanik dominate the skyline, once making ships, now the spectacular Lighting Giants.
    • The tunnels under Pula can accommodate an astonishing 50,000 people, almost the entire city.
    • Partly due to its military history, Pula is the only Croatian city which is not oriented on the Adriatic.

Festivals worth checking out:

  • Pula Film Festival (July)
  • Vinski Grad, Pula – Wine City (July)
  • Visualia Festival
  • Pula Arena Gladiator Fights

In addition to all the Roman heritage, Pula has a wide selection of excellent museums and galleries. Beach lover? The Verudela peninsula is the place to head to, home to many of the city’s better hotels. Gourmet lovers will head for the truffles of Motovun, while wine lovers have an enviable task finding the best Malvazija and Teran wines on the Istrian wine road. Two of Croatia’s most spectacular parks, Ucka Nature Park and Brijuni National Park, offer idyllic escapes from the crowds.  

Co-working spaces in Pula

There are numerous options (and airports) to reach Pula. The closest, of course, is Pula Airport itself, but there are several others close by – Rijeka, Trieste, Venice and Ljubljana – that are well-served by the budget airlines. 

The bus connections around the city, the region, the rest of Croatia, and even internationally, are excellent. There is a train station with services to Rijeka, Zagreb and Slovenia (and one which used to service Uljanik cargo, making it the only train connection to a Croatian island), but traffic is slow and in decline. Pula is connected to the national motorway network, and Zagreb is about a 2-hour drive. 

Useful links:

https://www.total-croatia.com/pula/ 

https://www.total-croatia.com/pula-airport/

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