Coming Soon: Virtual Reality Tour of Ancient Roman Monuments in Pula

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A travel agency in Pula will soon be offering VR tours of the city’s ancient monuments

We recently reported the city of Pula would soon introduce a new attraction highlighting some of its 19th-century fortifications – read more here. This week, more news come our way from one of Istria’s leading tourism hubs with another interesting feature that will make a sightseeing tour of Pula an unforgettable experience.

As we’ve already noted, Pula is a living, breathing display of ancient Roman heritage: there’s the Arena, one of the six largest surviving Roman amphitheatres in Europe; the ancient Forum in the centre houses the well-preserved Temple of Augustus, and several Roman city gates still stand as monuments to one of the few prosperous periods in Pula’s history.


Temple of Augustus in Pula

Starting from April, the ancient Pula will be much more easier to picture in all of its former glory, reports Glas Istre on February 9, 2018. The travel agency Krug, owned by Marko Flego and Mateo Brajek, is about to introduce a Virtual Reality tour of the city: the visitors won’t have to rely solely on the preserved fund of Roman architecture to imagine what the city used to look like, but will be able see it in real time with the help of VR headsets.

The service has already been tested and will probably become a part of the tourist offer at the beginning of the tourist season. “Apart from the typical tour of the historic sites, we’ll be offering something entirely new”, announced Flego and Brajek. Looking through VR glasses, people will be able to see what Pula looked like in antiquity, in the age of the ancient Romans, at eight locations in the city – a detailed, historically accurate display of architecture and urban landscape. It’s no wonder why the innovative idea saw only positive feedback thus far, and we can’t wait to try out the attractive new service and travel 2000 years into the past. Bravo!


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