The ground plan is elliptical, its size being about 130 m x 105 m, and 32 m high, which ranks it as the sixth largest Roman amphitheater still existing today. The Arena could once hold up to 23,000 spectators, whereas today it can seat some 5,000 people.
Pula in Roman times possessed all the major achievements of Roman civilization including its water supply and sewage systems.
How appropriate Friday, Dies Veneris, was for the evening’s event ‘Pula Superiorvm’. The “day of Venus" was named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty and how apt this was for the celebration of a Roman wedding.
The activities began around 6:00pm. First of all we observed various Roman craftsmen hard at work employing their traditional skills.
We we were then introduced to a small school of Roman Gladiators by a Roman citizen. If only Thomas our grandson had been here! He loves history and likes gladiators.
Susanna , our granddaughter would have loved seeing the bride and all the preparations for the wedding.
Gordon, our son, would no doubt have appreciated the acting and musical content of the evening. There was even a group of wandering minstrels with traditional musical instruments.