|Dubrovnik - Bari with Jadrolinija - 6 Sailings Weekly / 7 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Mali Losinj - Venice with Venezia Lines - 1 Sailing Weekly / 4 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Porec - Venice with Venezia Lines - 7 Sailings Weekly / 2 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Porec - Venice with Commodore Cruises - 1 Sailing Weekly / 3 hour crossing|
|Rovinj - Venice with Venezia Lines - 7 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Split - Ancona with Blueline - 7 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Split - Ancona with Jadrolinija - 4 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour crossing|
|Stari Grad - Ancona with Blueline - 1 Sailing Weekly / 9 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Stari Grad - Ancona with Jadrolinija - 2 Sailings Weekly / 9 hour 41 minute crossing|
|Umag - Venice with Commodore Cruises - 1 Sailing Weekly / 2 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Zadar - Ancona with Jadrolinija - 7 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour crossing|
Pula is the largest city in Istria, Croatia, situated at the southern tip of the peninsula. The city's earliest recorded permanent habitation dates back to the 10th century BC. It was founded by the Illyrian tribe of the Histri, an ancient population that lived in Istria. As a result of its rich political history, Pula is a city with a cultural mix of people and languages from the Mediterranean and Central Europe, ancient and contemporary.
Pula's architecture reflects these layers of history. Residents are commonly fluent in foreign languages, especially Italian, often also German and English. From 30 October 1904 to March 1905 Irish writer James Joyce taught English at the Berlitz School; his students were mainly Austro-Hungarian naval officers who were stationed at Naval Shipyard. While he was in Pula he organized for the local printing of his broadside The Holy Office.
Venice the "city of canals", is the capital of the region of Veneto and of the province of Venice in Italy. It comprises of over 100 islands, many of them linked by bridges and the largest criss-crossed by blue-green canals to facilitate the endless traffic - all of it floating. Located in the Venetian lagoon, a large inlet on the Adriatic Sea, Venice was founded in 421 AD. From 1000 AD to about 1630 AD, it was a powerful maritime empire controlling the spice trade and ruled by a succession of toughminded, and sometimes bloody, Dukes - or Doges as they were called locally. The city's incredible wealth found expression in gilded palaces and merchant villas lining the main thoroughfare, the Grand Canal. The personal wealth of the powerful enabled them to commission works from the finest Italian and foreign artists for the decoration of their palazzos, guild halls and churches. It is the legacy of this civil munificence which attracts art-lovers today.