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Piran and Portoroz Pearls of the Slovenian Adriatic Coast Day Trip from Ljubljana
"This petite Venetian port can hold its own against anyone including the imperial capital just over the horizon that was responsible for much of its fortune. In fact Piran does have the same kind of open-air museum feel to it as Venice only on a smaller scale. This stunning town is rich with history that extends way back into the past. This ancient sea port retains its medieval charm in its narrow winding streets huddled houses numerous squares and churches. In its architecture the influence of the Venetian Republic can be seen everywhere. In Piran you will feel as though you have stepped right into a picture postcard. You will be charmed! In the main square you will be greeted by the statue of the most famous son of Piran
From EUR56.00
 
Multi-Cultural Trieste Private Walking Tour
"The suggested tour will lead you to discover the multi-cultural aspects of the town which you can trace in the buildings historic residences and in the presence of places of worship of different religions.The tour starts from the San Giusto Hill with a visit inside the Cathedral a casket full of history art and archaeology. Then we are going to pass alongside the Roman Theatre
From EUR28.00
 
Private Group Tour of Jewish Heritage and History in Trieste
"Your itinerary to discover the history and traditions of the Jewish community in Trieste begins from Piazza Unità d’Italia and then passes into the former Jewish ghetto rich in antique dealers and knickknack shops. Then you will head onto the “Carlo and Vera Wagner” Museum of the Jewish Community in which many objects of Jewish ritual art are on display along with documents and books which testify to the life of you proceed on foot down San Nicolò where you can still find the Antique Bookshop which used to be run by Umberto Saba and still has many rare and precious volumes on display. Walk by the historical Pasticceria “La Bomboniera” founded by a Hunarian Jewish family. Next will be the Synagogue of Trieste a magnificent building which dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and still has importance in Europe today. (Neither the synagogue nor the Jewish museum are open for visits on a Friday or Saturday or during days when there is a religious celeb the only Nazi extermination camp in Italy.At the end the group will be taken back to your accommodation."""
From EUR540.00

Harbour - Marina Tips (15)

Piran ( Pirano ) - my kind of beach town

Looking down over the red tile roofs of Piran from the observation deck ( courtyard of cerkev sv. Jurija ). Most of the buildings shown in this photo are between 400 and 600 years old. Durable red tile is still the roofing material of choice throughout most of the Slavic countries. My hat off to the tradesmen who can quickly install these tile on these crooked old roofs. Interesting that even the roofs of many of the oldest buildings have solar panels for heating water, etc.

A lone yacht is shown sailing toward the port. The peninsula covering most of the distant horizon is the northernmost coast of Hrvatska ( Croatia ). The town at the tip of the peninsula is Savudrija. ( Don't worry; this won't be on the test ). I did not make it to Croatia, but as Arnold would say, " I'll be bach ".

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hundwalder
Sep 24, 2006

the inner harbour

The inner harbour is unmissable - one is forced to walk past it all the time... luckily I must say, because it's a place of incredible charm. It's also quite large, which shows how much people depend on the sea for their lifestyle and living/recreation. Roughly half of the boats docked here are fishing boats. My feeling was that the majority of people still prefer to use a boat as their usual mean of transportation

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call_me_rhia
Jun 11, 2003

Fishermen’s boat

There are not many fishermen’s boats in Piran. Actually, I saw only this one. It has poles with a floater and a flag. There is a net on the deck. The poles with a floater and a flag are most of the time used to locate lobster traps. There are none on the deck. Then, they should be used to show the presence of the net, in order to prevent other boats to ruin it.

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JLBG
Sep 25, 2009

The harbor

The harbor of Piran follows gently the curve of the bay and is framed with three levels building, most of them apparently dating from the early XXth. As Slovenia has such a small length of coast, no wonder that it is rather busy with sailboats packed along the quays.

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JLBG
Jan 18, 2010
 
 
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Port/Marina

Due to Piran's location on the tip of a peninsula and as one of Slovenia's most southern ports, it is not surprising that Piran has a large harbour and marina. The marina is located inside the outer harbour and is shared between pleasure boats and fishing vessels. Even during the winter season the marina is filled with both fishing and pleasure craft in equal measures. The fishing boats bring in the daily catch which can be sampled in the huge range of seafood restaurants which line the seafront. You can recognise the fishing boats due to the black plastic bags which fly from the masts to keep away seagulls and other birds.
The inner port was originally bigger but part of it was filled in to form Tartinijev Trg. The U-shaped marina is surrounded by beautiful buildings and is overlooked by the Cathedral of St. George and adjacent Venetian bell tower.

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pure1942
Apr 06, 2008

Marina

Due to Piran's location on the tip of a peninsula and as one of Slovenia's most southern ports, it is not surprising that Piran has a large harbour and marina. The marina is located inside the outer harbour and is shared between pleasure boats and fishing vessels. Even during the winter season the marina is filled with both fishing and pleasure craft in equal measures. The fishing boats bring in the daily catch which can be sampled in the huge range of seafood restaurants which line the seafront. You can recognise the fishing boats due to the black plastic bags which fly from the masts to keep away seagulls and other birds.
The inner port was originally bigger but part of it was filled in to form Tartinijev Trg. The U-shaped marina is surrounded by beautiful buildings and is overlooked by the Cathedral of St. George and adjacent Venetian bell tower.

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pure1942
Apr 06, 2008

The city from the south

Photo 1 shows the bay of Piran and the city as arriving from the south. The old city is in the background and on the right.

Photo 2 shows the extremity of the peninsula, with Sveti Klement (Saint Clement) church showing.

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JLBG
Sep 25, 2009

lively harbour.

piran has a very lively little harbour that both has a marina and a fishing part.
the fact that it is right next to the main square means that it is a very cntral part of piran and that certainly ads to it´s charm.

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cachaseiro
May 27, 2008
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"PIRAN"
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call_me_rhia

"Slovenia with a touch of Venice"
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"One of the most livable places in Europe."
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"PIRAN - the pearl of Slovenian Coast"
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Boats and boats...

The Piran marina, houses numerous picturesque boats, from simple small ones to luxury big ones, and of course fishing boats. You can take an oranized cruise along the coastline - recommended

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olja1234
May 18, 2006

The Port Of Piran...

This is the port of Piran as you can see boats & yachts lying by the small port. You can't help thinking that this port has been in used for thousand of years before.
Piran has been settled since ancient times, the name of the town could be coming from the Greek word pyr, maning fire.
In those times, fire were lit at Punta, the very tip of the peninsula. this was to guide ships to the port at Agieda, now Koper.
The Romans established a settlement here called Piranum.

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coceng
Sep 13, 2003

The port in Piran

If you are to live by the sea, you might as well enjoy it! The locals love their sea, and they make good use of it, may it by by swimming, diving, sailing, boating or fishing.

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bicycle_girl
Jul 25, 2003

The small harbour is a very...

The small harbour is a very peaceful and colourful place, right in the town centre.
Just stay there and have a look at the uncountable little activities which are going on....

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lichinga
Sep 12, 2002

Things to Do Near Piran

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Tartinijev Trg - Tartini Square

This expansive oval-shaped marble square is the central feature of Piran and a good place to sit and pass the time people-watching. It was originally the inner dock of the harbour but was filled in...
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Cerkev sv.Jurija - Church of St. George

Test your vertigo by climbing the rickety wooden staircase of the 17th century bell tower which is a copy of the larger St. Mark's campanile in Venice. Your reward when you emerge will be superb...
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Piazza Unità d'Italia

This very large square (more than 12000 sq. meters), was built when Trieste was the main harbour of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, and changed name several times, as triste was moving from the empire...
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San Giusto Castle and Cathedral

In the fifth century this church was a basilica which was built in place of a Roman temple. It was probably destroyed in the IX century. Between the IX and the X century two churches were built on the...
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Miramare Castle

The eclectic Castle Miramare was built between 1856 and 1860 by the architect Carl Junker as the luxurious residence for Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg and his wife Charlotte of...
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