Alibi B11 Hostel
Bonifacijeva 11, Piran, 6330, Slovenia
More about Piran
stranded Tartini square
The Venetian House.
Could you suggest a nice hotel or bed and breakfast in Piran.
Piran sure is a beautiful small town. It has a shape of a ships hull.. I found a nice place to stay over for a night or two. It's called the Alibi hostel and you can find it in the centre of the old town.
Travel Tips for Piran
the main square in piran is named after the clessical composer and violinist giuseppe tartini who was born in piran.
the square is where the harbour used to be, but it has now been reclaimed as land and serves as the main square in piran.
the square is quite big for a town of that size and it gives a nice open feeling to a town that also has a lot of narrow little alleys.
there is also a statue of giuseppe tartini on the square.
The Venetian House
The Venetian House, the red building on Tartinijev trg Square, is a fantastic example of gothic Venetian architecture and the oldest building on the square. Built by a rich Venetian merchant to house his mistress, spot the inscription between the upper windows: it says Lassa pur dir, or "let them talk".
My Sweet Memory...
My sweet memory in reaching Piran was walking from Portoroz.
Portoroz is all about the sun, sea, thongs....beachside activities but Piran has a difefrent contrast.
A medieval town also by the sea, rich in history & amazing views that I couldn't get in Portoroz.
It's a great feeling walking along the beach from Portoroz to Piran...It's only an hour or so walking only between the 2 places.
The photo shows a sight in Portoroz...
Watching sunset in the ocean from Punta....it looks out directly west, and with the lighthouse behind us, waves breaking on the rocks, and the sun slowly dropping into the ocean... doesn't get more romantic :)) i almost went blind staring at the sun though :)
Tartinijev trg (Tartini circus) is named by the famous citizen of Piran, Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770). The circus is situated at the place of previous small town port which was filled up.
St. George Cathedral, which reigns above the town, was probably built in the 12th century. In the 14th century it was completed to its present size, and later on in 1637, it was renovated in a Baroque style. The bell tower was added in 1650, and it is a smaller scale copy of the San Marco Campanile in Venice.
St. George, the patron saint of the town, was a Christian prince and knight from Capadoccia.