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PiranSlovenia

Marvel at the preserved architecture and narrow medieval streets of this historic village, where Venetian-style façades give the air of an Italian coastal town.

The medieval settlement of Piran is among the highlights of Slovenia’s Adriatic Coast. The lively town is full of bars and restaurants offering dramatic sea views. Having been part of the Venetian empire, the town features a little Italian flair and contains some beautifully maintained architectural treasures.

Enjoy views of the Gulf of Piran, the Gulf of Trieste and the Adriatic Sea from the town’s waterfront. Walk along the harbor and snap photos of the multicolored houses on the foreshore.

Walk inland to the quaint center of town. Only residents are permitted to drive around here and the minimal traffic creates a serene ambiance among the rows of white houses with red-tiled roofs.

Make your way to Tartini Square to see the 19th-century bronze statue of violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini. The oval-shaped plaza also contains the 19th-century City Hall. See the Church of St. Peter, which dates back to the 1200s. Marvel at the impressive relief of Christ and Peter above the entrance. Admire the Gothic architecture and red façade of the neighboring Venetian House.

Learn about Piran’s history at the Minorite Convent, which contains the 14th-century Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Relax in the tranquil courtyard and listen to the chants of monks in the summer months.

Italian was for a long time the main language in this settlement, although Slovene is now the dominant language. Expect warm, sunny summers and mild winters with a fair amount of rain.

The town is one of the major centers of Slovenia’s Istrian peninsula, located in the southwestern part of the country. Fly to the Trieste - Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport in Italy and drive south for 50 miles (80 kilometers). Travel east along the coastal promenade to reach the nearby resort town of Fiesa, which has a large lake and beaches.

Piran attracts visitors with its serene setting, picturesque views and architectural masterpieces.

Top Hotels in Piran

Barbara Piran Beach Hotel & Spa
Barbara Piran Beach Hotel & Spa
3 out of 5
Fiesa 68,11, PIRAN, PIN
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Nestled on the beach, this Piran hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Tartinijev Trg and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Portoroz Beach. Plaža mesečev zaliv and Piran Harbour ...

Barbara Piran Beach Hotel & Spa
Hotel Histrion
Hotel Histrion
4 out of 5
Obala 2B, Piran
The price is $124 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13

This family-friendly Portoroz hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Piran Harbour and Portoroz Beach. Tartinijev Trg is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.

3.9/5Very Good! (114 reviews)
Would recommend

"Excellent location. Lovely stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Hotel Histrion
Hotel Piran
Hotel Piran
4 out of 5
Stjenkova 1, Piran
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Situated on the waterfront, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Piran Harbour and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Portoroz Beach. Tartinijev Trg is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) ...

4.4/5Excellent! (424 reviews)
Good service !

"Room was rather small, and not particularly nice - but the hotel has an excellent location, the service is good, the staff is competent and polite"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Hotel Piran
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Vacation Rentals in Piran

Apartments Laguna - Terme Krka
Apartments Laguna - Terme Krka
3.5 out of 5
148 Strunjan, Piran

Situated in a national park, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Portoroz Beach, Tartinijev Trg, and Piran Harbour. Izola Marina is 3.1 mi (4.9 ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Veoma lepi i komforni apartmani, potpuno opremljeni. Besplatan parking, WiFi i korišćenje bazena u hotelu Svoboda. Apartmani su blizu mora, a okolina je u borovoj hladovini."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Apartments Laguna - Terme Krka
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Portoroz
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Portoroz
Piran

Situated in Portoroz, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Portoroz Beach, Tartinijev Trg, and Piran Harbour. Plaža mesečev zaliv is 2.4 mi (3.8 ...

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2 Bedroom Accommodation in Portoroz
2 Bedroom Accommodation in Portoroz
Piran

Situated in Piran, this apartment building is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Portoroz Beach and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Church of St. Anthony. Plaža mesečev zaliv and Piran ...

2 Bedroom Accommodation in Portoroz
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