Welcome to City of Piran
Located on the Adriatic Sea in the Gulf of Piran, is Piran, Slovenia. The city is located at the southwestern tip of the country and is one of three towns on the Slovenian Istria. The city has a rich cultural heritage and has been described as an "open air museum."
Not only does Piran serve as the administrative center of the area, but it is one of Slovenia's top tourist destinations as well. Those interested in Piran travel will enjoy the subtropical climate with warm, humid summers and mild, but rainy winters. Snow is rare here, usually only occurring three days per year.
Looking at Piran from the water, one would notice it has a great resemblance to Venice, Italy with its medieval building and tall towers and squares. Piran is the birthplace of composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini. Tartini played a vital role in shaping the culture of the city and has a square named after him today. In 1892, a statue was erected in Tartini's honor on the 200 th anniversary of his birth. The statue was created by Venetian artist Antonio dal Zotto.
Sightseeing Of Piran
Overlooking Tartini Square and the statue is the Cathedral of Saint George. This is the largest and most important church in the area and is near the Franciscan monastery. Tartini's house is also an important monument to the city, as it is one of the oldest in town and first mentioned in historical documents in 1384.
Each year the Piran holds a festival on October 15 th . The festival celebrates the 1944 foundation of the first Slovenian partisan naval detachment. The naval detachment was the first Slovenian naval military unit ever created in the country.
Piran is conveniently located near Croatia to the south, and Izola and Koper to the east facing Italy. The city has an international airport and marina, and tourists will find a free bus line that operates during the tourist season.