We were staying in Cagliari and got an invitation to visit friends of friends in Pula. We were really surprised to find this beautifully maintained little town with the perfect piazza, which hosts many musical events through the summer months. Having dinner in a courtyard restaurant we heard a great band playing, only to discover it was Matt Bianco doing some of their 90's hits and having everyone from kids to grannies dancing in the square.
The town has a wide range of shops as well as many gelateria, cafes and restaurants. There is a cute boutique hotel Villa Madau in the centre, plus a few other B&B's nearby and some larger resort hotels on the beach at Nora a 20 minute walk away. With the extensive Roman ruins at Nora, a fabulous coastline with a good range of watersports, an Aquaparc, golf club, the music club Tsunami just outside the town we thought this was a perfect base for a holiday only 35 minutes from the historic capital of Cagliari.
We liked it so much we decided to move to the area.