Experience the Slovenian coastal city of Piran

16th August 2018

Piran

The hourglass is running out for this year’s summer season, but there is still time to book yourself on one of the many sailings still available with Star Clippers. And, if you only have time for a short escape, this three-night break in the Eastern Mediterranean may be the perfect tonic.

Departing out of the iconic city of Venice, you will have an opportunity to explore destinations in Croatia and Slovenia before returning to Italy. Sailing aboard the traditionally-fitted Star Flyer, passengers will get to explore former nations of the Yugoslav Republic as well as the spectacular city of Venice. Arriving into the city prior to and after your cruise, you can admire the myriad of architectural styles as well take a moment to relax on one of the many romantic canals.

However, the Star Clippers vessels are known particularly for their smaller size and their ability to dock in smaller ports around the world. With that, perhaps one of the more surprising additions to this itinerary is the Slovenian city of Piran. This hidden gem sits between the cities of Venice and Dubrovnik towards the northernmost tip of the Adriatic Sea and is home to one of the best-preserved historical old towns in the region.

Filled with stunning Venetian Gothic architecture, winding alleyways and intriguing city walls, the city rewards visitors with beautiful sunsets and romantic landscapes. This city was historically owned by Venice and the evidence remains clear to this day. During your visit to Piran, there are a number of impressive sights and landmarks worth visiting that will make your cruise experience all the more special.

One of these is the Tartinijev trg (otherwise known as Tartini Square) – a beautiful oval-shaped square which features a statue in the centre of the famous violinist, Giuseppe Tartini. It sits beside the glistening marina, which is often filled with yachts and makes for a pleasant stroll in which to soak up your surroundings.

Upon this square sits the Venetian House, which is a fantastic example of gothic Venetian architecture. Built by a wealthy Venetian merchant, he had set about his on his intention to impress his mistress. An inscription can be found on the upper windows sayings “Lassa pur dir”, which translates to “let them talk”.

Although Slovenia’s coast is not particularly large in size, Piran is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the region. Its Venetian influence that dates back to the 13th century is still noticeable throughout the city to this day and it is the perfect destination to visit on a short break.


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