City Tour of Piran

Piran is the best preserved cultural monument of Slovenian Istria and the closest neighbour of Portorož, the luxurious city of flowers. Each time one looks at Piran from a distance or from the air, one is overcome by feeling of surprise. Loved by the eyes of the people and by the eye of the camera, its image is known all over the world. When you visit Piran, you should take a closer look at its architecture, influenced by the Venetian Republic, which left its mark on most Istrian towns. Throughout time, Piran maintained the clustered medieval structure narrow winding streets; houses huddled close together, rising in cascades, the contact with the sea, numerous squares and churches.

 

     

Tartini Square is the gem found in the very centre of Piran. It was named after the famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, who made the town world-famous. His statue is located in the centre of the square. The city is surrounded by a circular wall. Piran is a member of the European Walled Cities Association. The city of Piran is a national historical monument. People earn their living mainly by tourism. The Church of St. George, the patron saint of Piran, rises above the town. From its lookout tower you have a wonderful view of Piran and its surroundings and all the way across the sea to the Croatian and Italian Coast.

 

  

 

Piran is easily covered on foot, although a hike up to the cathedral and further on to the remaining section of the old town wall is enough to leave us in need of a cold beer and a siesta, especially during the summer. Numerous events take place all year round in the open and in magnificent buildings named after famous people from Piran.

 

  

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Source of photos: www.portoroz.si; www.slovenia.info


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