Slovenia IV.: Piran and Portorož

Piran, Slovenia’s Venice

Close to the Croatian border a beautiful mediterranean town called Piran (or as the Italian people say Pirano) attracts a lot of tourists every year.  Its main incomes are from fishing and tourists.

Now follow me on a walk to see all the things you should definitely visit in Piran:

Tartini Square
Tartinijev trg
It was named after the famous Italian composer, Giuseppe Tartini, who was born in Piran in 1692. In the middle of the square you can also see his statue surrounded with souvenir shops, restaurants and cafés.

Tartini Square, Piran

Church of St. Francis of Assisi
18a Via Primož Trubar
The convent was built in the 14th century and named after the founder of the Franciscans.

Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Magical World of Shells Museum
15 Tartinijev trg
Opening hours: Open every day! Monday-Sunday 10:00-20:00
Tickets: 3-4 EUR
Click here for more information!
I think this is the cutest little museum I have ever been to! It has 3000 different specimens of shellfish and you can also read and learn about each an every one of them.

The dock
With all the boats, it’s the perfect place to take summer photographs.


The Sea
Piran has a rocky beach so be prepared and bring a sea-shoe that is designed for these beaches.

Live from Piran as I was sitting on the balcony of our hotel room:

Portorož, Slovenia’s Monte Carlo

From Piran to Portorož you can take the bus (which leaves in every 15 minutes and only costs 1,5 Euros) or you can just walk there by following the coastline. Portorož has many palm trees and casinos, that’s why it is called a small Monte Carlo. Take a long walk along the cost with ice cream.


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