A little bit of Italy in Croatia

From ancient Roman coliseums to Tito's former holiday home, there's plenty to see and enjoy in this tiny corner of Croatia, writes Conor Power.

29th September, 2012
Pula's ancient arena. Photo: Getty

The region of Istria is a special part of Croatia. The triangular peninsula is often quoted as one of the richest regions of the country. It escaped physically unscathed from the civil war in the early 1990s, and is one of the most important tourist regions in the country.

Part of that is down to its distinctive Italian heritage. You are in no doubt that you are in the southern Slavic region, but everywhere you...

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