I spent the last two days in Istria, the largest peninsula, located in the NW region of Croatia. Good thing I was there, because it was raining in Zagreb, while Istria greeted me yesterday with the setting sun, good food and good wine. Today's road trip around Istria led us to Pula, a town known for its amphitheater (called Arena). The first amphitheater was built in 1ct BC, but it was built to its nowadays size and look in the 1ct AD. I guess the Colosseum wasn't enough, so they build another one in this part of their empire:
To get a better idea of its size:
We've given up on Roman ship battles and gladiator fights ;-), but concerts and theater performances are regularly held here each summer.