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Motorhoming in Croatia | Discovering more about the Roman Empire in Istria

Motorhoming in Croatia | Discovering more about the Roman Empire in Istria

It’s not often you get to see a piece of ancient history that is as well preserved as the Roman Ampitheatre in Pula. Situated on the Italian facing, southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula, this amazing piece of architecture dates back to the 1st Century BC… and it’s a great day out for budding Ed-Venturers!

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So if you get the chance to see Pula’s amphitheatre, we think you’ll be amazed by this limestone ‘arena’ that could hold over 23,000 spectators in its heyday in 27BC. One of the 6 largest ‘arenas’ left in the world, it stands over 100ft tall, with 15 gates and ‘perfumed filled’ cisterns in the towers to keep spectators refreshed during the action.
But that’s not all you’ll find on a ‘Roadschooling‘ lesson across the peninsula… There’s plenty of History to be found across the whole of Istria due to the reigns of the Ostrogots, Franks, Romans & Venetians (see more here) ​
If you follow our journey, you’ll have seen we’ve discovered some amazing learning opportunities on our roadtrip around over 33+ European Countries ….New ‘Edventures‘ like our Sicily article for ‘Freedom to Go‘ or today’s adventures in Istria seem to happen each and every day!! Allowing our girls to travel to new places around Europe, increasingly confident to meet new people and discover new cultures. Everyday seems to bring a different classroom with a new view!! (Even gaining us a mention in this EduQuip article about ‘World Schooling Families’)

Every Ed-Venture should have Something special

Encouraging history being brought to life is one of the most amazing gifts we can give our children, so standing in the WW1 trenches in the Somme or seeing examples of stunning Roman Architecture across Europe (from Segovia to Hadrians Wall to Pula) It simply overwhelms every sense and provides a series of fantastic opportunities to learn about this period of European History.
Leaving behind our stunning campsite pitch at Camping Orsera, we’ve discovered the uncomplicated yet endearing peninsula of Istria cushioned between the turquoise Italian facing shores on it’s west and the deep azure blue waters of the eastern Adriatic coastline. Abundant vegetation tumbles down rolling hillsides to centuries old historic towns and picturesque Istrian villages that combine with the natural beauty of the countryside. There’s even a  reminder of enjoyable days in Flåm, Norway with the impressive Limski Fjord and it’s olive farms and roadside wine tasting stalls (see above picture)

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so where did we park the bus for the night?

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Richard

Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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