Bale is a small historical istrian village between Rovinj and Pula. Bale is located only 6 kilometers from the sea, it stands on a low hill on a limestone shelf about 140 meters above sea level. The old part of Bale with stone pavement retains the appearance from afar of a Medieval hill town.
What to see in Bale and around the town:
Palace Soardo - Bembo: Gothic- Renaissance palace form 15th century
- Town Hall
- Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Homage to Saint Elisabeth; When the chirck was built many items of material heritage were carefully stored in the crypt. The crypt has a lapidary which protects many stone and archaeological sculptures and fragments of decorative stone plastic.
- Paleonthological exhibition: in the MMC Ulika: Bones of Sauropodus i.e. dinosaurs which lived on Earth more than 200 million years ago are being held in the showcases of the gallery. The bones were found at the sea bottom in Colone bay in 1992 then cleaned and stuffed in the Paleontological museum in Monfalcone. As far as we know, the site in Bale is the only site that keeps fossilized dinosaur remains under water. That is the reason Bale were included on the list of World paleontological sites.
- Ornithological exhibition: in the MMC Ulika: Stuffed birds collected by Pietro Sassaro through decades in Bale, Rovinj, Palud and surroundings are exhibited in showcases.
-The Forts – Kazamate were built between 1898 and 1914. They belong to the most preserved examples of 19th and 20th Centuries defensive architecture.