From first view, Piran seduces with its bell tower like that of Venice
and its uprightness which recalls Dubrovnik
. Further seduction comes with historic, maritime atmosphere, its tightly packed terraced houses with red roof tiles and its port from yesteryear where small fishing boats are still moored. To keep your bearings, start off from Tartini Square, the city's biggest, which owes its name to one of the country's sons, Giuseppe Tartini, a composer and violinist during the 18th century. From there, head into the town in the direction of St. George's Church where you will find the famous campanile (dating from the start of the 17th century) next to the church. Constructed on a cliff edge, the whole complex hangs over the Adriatic and offers a clear view out to sea. An even better view can be enjoyed from the old surrounding walls situated at the top of the hill. Finish off your tour of Piran by indulging in a spot of shopping (local products such as the salty chocolate from Secovlje), a drink out in the open or a walk along the quays of the Adriatic. With a peaceful riviera atmosphere, this is the perfect place to relax and forget it all. http://www.portoroz.si/en/
. © Texte : Estelle Mariotte. Photo : OT Slovénie.