Piran is charming small Slovenian town on the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic Sea, which, with its closely built houses jutting out into the sea, is as beautiful as a fairytale. You can see the remainders of its rich, turbulent history as you stroll through beautifully restored historic Old Town with Venetian Gothic architecture, narrow medieval streets, ancient churches and cobblestoned squares.
Walk along the stone pier or sit in one of many quaint cafes and watch lovely yachts, fishermen pulling out nets full of daily catch, and local women carrying fresh produce to the market. Visit Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum to learn more about Slovenia’s maritime past and naval history. Take the kids to the Piran Aquarium to see more than 200 sea creatures that live in the Adriatic Sea just outside the aquarium. Catch a show at the Tartini Theatre or have a look at the monument to the city’s favorite son, violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini at Tartini Square.
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