Tartinijev Square

Piran is a small town situated in the southwest corner of Slovenia and is a pleasant 40-kilometre drive or bus ride from Trieste. This delightful seventh century town is a maze of narrow streets, arched alleys, colourful houses and intricate churches. Many of the streets and alleys open out to the main square, Tartinijev trg, named after the acclaimed violinist Giuseppe (1692-1770), which is has el fresco eateries near St Peter’s Church. Also in the square are the old courthouse, the town hall and a dramatic red Venetian House (Benecanke hisa).

St Mary of the Snows

Typical Piran Alley

From the little fishing harbour along Presernovo Nabrezje are numerous hotels and cafés but before you settle down to a cup of coffee here wander through the streets as there are some traditional cafés and bars situated in the centre of this charming town.

Fishing Harbour

So if you are in the area do not miss this attractive town with its Gothic-Venetian architecture, quaint cafés and picturesque alleys. You will not be disappointed.