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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 6

Travel show. In Istria, Croatia, Angela Scanlon and Joe Lindsay visit Pula, home to one of the world's largest amphitheatres, and take an excursion to the Brijuni Islands.

This week Angela Scanlon and Joe Lindsay are in Istria in northern Croatia to find out what's on offer. It's known as a beach destination, but it throws up unexpected surprises in its historic towns and is gaining a reputation as a culinary hotspot. Highlights for Joe and Angela include a visit to Pula, home of one of the world's largest amphitheatres, an excursion to the Brijuni Islands, the holiday playground of former Yugoslav leader Marshal Tito, and a sunset boat trip accompanied by a cappella singers. Angela also takes a short getaway to County Tyrone, where she explores the Ulster American Folk Park, revs up rally driving in the Sperrins and dresses up at the National Trust's Costume Collection at Springhill.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 15 Aug 2015 20:40

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Pula Amphitheatre

Pula Amphitheatre
Pula boasts the best preserved amphitheatre, which is also the only surviving Roman arena to still have its four side towers. While it once housed brutal gladiatorial entertainment, these days it has been known to host performers like Sting and Pavarotti. In the summer the amphitheatre is open 8am to midnight and will cost around £7 for entry.    
Website: Archaeological Museum of Istria
Address: Scalierova ulica 30, 52100, Pula
Telephone: +385 52 219 028

Aquarium & Marine Turtle Rescue Centre

Aquarium & Marine Turtle Rescue Centre
An activity that will delight kids, and big kids alike, this aquarium will give you the chance to get hands on with the local sea-life. As well as being an aquarium the centre also operates as a turtle rescue centre. And if you want to get an insight into the working life of the centre, groups of ten or more can take boat trips out with the staff as they source their sea-life specimens.

Website: www.aquarium.hr

Address: Verudela b.b., 52105, Pula

Telephone: +385/52/381 402

Buggy Hire

Buggy Hire
Who needs to walk? If you are looking for an interesting way to see the coastline and all its nature reserves and hidden beaches then hiring a buggy may be just the thing for you.

Prematura – Buggy Rental

Contact: Frank Mezulić

Telephone: + 385 989 44 2899

Short Getaway: Ulster American Folk Park

Short Getaway: Ulster American Folk Park
Celebrating the close links between Ulster and the United States, the Ulster American Folk Park provides visitors with the chance to step into a world gone by. The park focuses on the migration and settlement of the people of Ulster to America during the 1600s, and with everything from living history to replicas of houses and boats there is a lot to see and do.
Website: Ulster American Folk Park
Address: 2 Mellon Road, Omagh, BT78 5QU
Telephone: 028 8224 3292

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Joe Lindsay
Presenter Angela Scanlon
Series Producer Maggi Gibson
Executive Producer Jannine Waddell
Executive Producer Justin Binding
Director Edel O'Mahony

Broadcasts

  • Mon 19 Jan 2015 19:30
  • Wed 21 Jan 2015 22:05
  • Sat 15 Aug 2015 20:40