Piran

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Piran showing a square or plaza and night scenes as well as a large group of people
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.

Grand Hotel Portorož
Grand Hotel Portorož
4 out of 5
Obala 33, Piran, 6320
The price is HK$1,010 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
HK$1,010
per night
1 Feb - 2 Feb
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Piran. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 indoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (248 reviews)
"The rooms are quite dusty, there are deposits of dust above the curtains. In terms of overall comfort, the hotel would need renovation. Especially the section with standard rooms. Pillows are like stone. I remember the times when the hotel was far better. The staff is nice, they do their best, but ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2023

Grand Hotel Portorož
Grand Hotel Bernardin
Grand Hotel Bernardin
5 out of 5
Obala 2A, Piran, 6320
The price is HK$1,103 per night from 23 Feb to 24 Feb
HK$1,103
per night
23 Feb - 24 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Piran. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (189 reviews)
"Beautiful views."

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2022

Grand Hotel Bernardin
Mind Hotel Slovenija - Lifeclass Hotels & Spa
Mind Hotel Slovenija - Lifeclass Hotels & Spa
5 out of 5
Obala 33, Piran, 6320
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Piran. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 indoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (207 reviews)
"Excellent stay."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2021

Mind Hotel Slovenija - Lifeclass Hotels & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
TOP Line apartments
TOP Line apartments
3 out of 5
3 Gramscijeva ulica, Piran, Piran, 6330
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Piran. Enjoy free WiFi, an airport shuttle and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Cistern and Trg 1 Maja are located nearby. ...
3.6/5 Good! (5 reviews)
Great family apartment
"It's a bit hard to find from the outside, but the host responded quickly to come help check-in. The inside is very clean and well-furnished. It is very comfortable with a furnished kitchen, etc. It is located near the main sights. Would definitely recommend for a stay in Piran!"

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2019

TOP Line apartments
Forgotten Garden Apartments and Rooms
Forgotten Garden Apartments and Rooms
3 out of 5
Letoviska Pot 11, Piran, 6320
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Piran. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (43 reviews)
Excellent type of accommodation
"We had a really great stay in Forgotten Garden Apartments. We liked the proximity of the sea shore, however quite a steep street led there. But it was good for some physical training, especially when you go up with a stroller. The apartment was clean, nice, but a bit small - two bedrooms accommodated ..."

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2021

Forgotten Garden Apartments and Rooms
Apartments Bella Tara
Apartments Bella Tara
3 out of 5
Vidalijeva ulica 13, Piran, 8250
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Piran. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and cable TV. Popular attractions Dolphin Gate and Židovski trg are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Sehr liebevoll eingerichtet. Es fehlt an nichts. Der Marinestill der Einrichtung ist passend und gemütlich. Die Lage ist perfekt. Die Vermieterin ist sehr herzlich und zuvorkommend."

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2022

Apartments Bella Tara
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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