Piran

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Piran featuring night scenes and a square or plaza 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.

Art Hotel Tartini
Art Hotel Tartini
3 out of 5
Tartrtinijev Trg 15, Piran
The price is £107 per night from 11 Dec to 11 Dec
Situated in Piran, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tartinijev Trg and Piran Harbour. Portoroz Beach is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
4.3/5 Excellent! (211 reviews)
"Great location. Missing in-room coffee. Banging shutters in the wind."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021

Art Hotel Tartini
Kempinski Palace Portoroz
Kempinski Palace Portoroz
5 out of 5
Obala 45, Piran
The price is £166 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Located in Piran, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 2 mi (3 km) of Portoroz Beach, Piran Harbour and Tartinijev Trg. Plaža mesečev zaliv ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (380 reviews)
"Loved it. Classic European 5 star seaside resort."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2021

Kempinski Palace Portoroz
Mind Hotel Slovenija - Lifeclass Hotels & Spa
Mind Hotel Slovenija - Lifeclass Hotels & Spa
5 out of 5
Obala 33, Piran
The price is £109 per night from 10 Dec to 10 Dec
Offering direct access to the beach, this Piran hotel is in the city centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Portoroz Beach, Plaža mesečev zaliv and Piran Harbour. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (188 reviews)
"Great hotel. Only downside is paid parking"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

Mind Hotel Slovenija - Lifeclass Hotels & Spa
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Apartments Pri Mari
Apartments Pri Mari
3.5 out of 5
Dantejeva ulica 17, Piran, Primorska
The price is £62 per night from 4 Jan to 4 Jan
Situated in Piran, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Piran Harbour and Tartinijev Trg. Portoroz Beach is 1.8 mi (3 km) away.
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Bon séjour
"La position de l'appartement est parfaite. Il y avait tout le nécessaire. Cependant ça sentait l'humidité et le renfermé."

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2021

Apartments Pri Mari
Vila Maia
Vila Maia
4 out of 5
Strunjan 14, Piran
The price is £81 per night from 10 Dec to 10 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Piran aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Plaža mesečev zaliv, Portoroz Beach and Piran Harbour. Tartinijev Trg is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Ruhiges, sauberes Hotel , auch mit Ferienwohnungen
"Für Erholungssuchende eine Oase der Ruhe, da ziemlich abgelegen. Vorwiegend ältere Touristen, vereinzelt junge Familien mit gut erzogenen Kleinkindern. Äußerst aufmerksames Hotelpersonal, ob beim Service oder bei der Reinigung. Kleiner Nachteil: Es gibt kein Esslokal, in der Nähe , in das man abends ..."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2016

Vila Maia
Apartment Nana
Apartment Nana
3 out of 5
Trg bratstva 7, Piran
The price is £117 per night from 22 Dec to 22 Dec
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Piran Harbour and Tartinijev Trg. Portoroz Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Apartment Nana is a real home away from home, Nana has thought of everything. Great location in the centre of the old town, less that one min from the supermarket and 3 minutes from the square. The beds are comfortable, the apartment is quiet and the kitchen has all you will need."

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

Apartment Nana
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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