Dubrovnik & Beyond:
............  From the Adriatic to the Alps   
.......................................................... GCT     Aug 21  -  Sept  07, 2014
 
 
 
 


Aug 30, 2014 Opatija • Optional Istrian Peninsula tour


Today, we joined an optional tour to see more of the subtropical Istrian Peninsula. We visited Rovinj, a coastal town built on land that was
once an island, but was connected to the mainland by a causeway in the 18th century. The town overlooks an island-dotted Adriatic
seascape and lush pine forests on the mainland, with large areas protected as parkland for their scenic beauty. Presided over by  the
Baroque church of St. Euphemia, Rovinj served as a health resort for children in the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and attracts
active vacationers today for sports ranging from windsurfing to cycling.

After we had lunch at a family farm, we continued to the larger city of Pula, which has been a strategic port since the times of the ancient
Romans. They built a 23,000-person amphitheater here, on a site overlooking the seacoast that is the sixth-largest of its kind to be
preserved in the world.
 
 
 
今早九點出發 optional trip,這個 trip 要整整一天,要到下午五點才回來,我們先去 Rovinj,
然後去一個小農農場午飯,午飯後我們去 Pula,看一個羅馬式的兢技場,很大,可以容納 23000人
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
古城山頂有一教堂,從教堂前的平台望出去,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
到一個農場去午餐,這是農家的一條大狗,
 
 
 
 
 
在這個農家午餐休息,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
午餐後我們要趕去看一個古時兢技場,
 
地陪在講解,
 
 
 
參觀兢技場
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
他們用 power washing 洗兢技場的建築,中間有一段已經明顯的洗得很白了,這是我不懂的,
古董怎麼能洗?
我問地陪,她說她親眼看他們用 power washing 洗建築,
 
 
 
 
大家排排坐,聽地陪講解。左邊第二位,高齡九十二歲,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
生命,刻劃在這棵古藤樹上,