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15th Annual Mediterranean Studies Congress
Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Pula, Croatia
Sveuciliste Jurja Dobrile u Puli, Pula, Hrvatska

May 30 – June 2, 2012

The Mediterranean Studies Association's 15th annual International Congress will be held on May 30-June 2, 2012 at the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia


The following hotels (thanks to negotiations with Jurja Dobrile University) are offering MSA Congress Participants lodging at greatly reduced rates. This arrangement is with four hotels: a 4 Star, 3 Star and two 2 Star hotels, one of which is in town. All reservations for these hotels are to be made through Mr. Vanja Marijan of ARENA TURIST in Pula. You may find information about the hotels at:

There is important information about the Histria, Palma and Brioni Hotels you should be aware of. All of them are located in the beautiful resort area of Verudela at the tip of the Istria Peninsula (the Brioni is right on the water). Unfortunately all three hotels were closed for the season so we were unable to see any of their rooms. The Histria is undergoing major renovations attempting to upgrade to 5 Stars. These hotels are located in a beautiful area; a 10-minute bus ride to the University, the bus runs every 20 minutes and stops right in front of the University. It is a 5-minute walk from all of the above hotels to the bus stop (all three are very close together) to get the bus to town.

The fourth hotel, the Grand Riviera is in town, a 15-minute walk to the University. It was once a magnificent hotel built by the Austrians in 1907 and while in need of major renovation it does offers closer proximity to the University for those not wanting a bus ride to town.

The prices for all four hotels can be found below:

PARK PLAZA HISTRIA **** see website
DOUBLE 112 euros
SINGLE 71 euros

HOTEL PALMA *** see website
DOUBLE 74 euros
SINGLE 47 euros

HOTEL BRIONI ** (ON WATER) see website
DOUBLE 68.50 euros
SINGLE 44.50 euros

HOTEL GRAND RIVIERA ** (In town 15 minute walk to University) see website
DOUBLE 70 euros
SINGLE 45 euros

Contact information for all four hotels:

Vanja Marijan| Group department |Arenaturist hoteli d.o.o. Pula • Phone: +385 52 529 434|Fax: +385 52 529 401

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Questions concerning the conference should be directed to Benjamin F. Taggie, Executive Director, Mediterranean Studies Association,


Email the MSA Executive Director
Mediterranean Studies Association, Box 79351, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 
Phone: 508-979-8687