Piran (Italian: Pirano) is a city in the Coast and Karst region of Slovenia.

26 things to do

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Venetian House

The red building on Tartinijev trg, 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".

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Tartinijev trg

the beautiful oval-shaped main square, with a statue of the famous violinist Giuseppe Tartini. This was once the marina, but after it silted up it was paved over with white stone.

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Bed & Breakfast - Miracolo Di Mare

Completely renovated B&B with 12 tastefully decorated double and twin rooms. All rooms have a satellite TV, WC and shower. Free WiFi access and bike rental.

SLEEP   —  +386 51 44 55 11 —  Tomšičeva 23

Youth Hostel Piran

Situated on a pedestrian area, right in the heart of the old part of town. All rooms have a TV. The bathroom and the kitchen is shared between 4 rooms.

SLEEP   —  +386(0)40-752660 —  Vodopivceva 9

Hotel Barbara Fiesa

Air-con, 6 Superior rooms, 36 Plus rooms, all with balcony overlooking the sea/lake, phone, satellite TV, minibar, WC and shower.

SLEEP   —  +386 5 617-9000 —  Fiesa 68


On the waterfront with tables indoors and outdoors. Serves a variety of meat and fish dishes.

Church of St. George (Cerkev sv. Jurija)

The inside is quite beautiful. Nice view of the city and harbour from the belltower.

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There is no beach, but you can swim in the sea from the many piers scattered about.

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Max Hotel

A small hotel with just 6 double rooms. All rooms have a TV, bathroom and shower.

Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum

Has several exhibits that tell the story of Piran's maritime history and culture.


A small restaurant one street back from the harbour that specializes in seafood.


A small restaurant with a veranda that serves seafood and Slovenian dishes.

Val Hostel

Open year-round, this hostel has 22 rooms with 2, 3, and 4 beds per room.

Hotel Piran

4-star hotel with 80 rooms and 10 suites, Internet room and WiFi access.

SLEEP   —  +386 5 676-2502 —  Map

Watch the Sunset

Preferably from a bar on the waterfront with an aperitivo in hand.

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Hotel Tartini

There are 43 rooms, many which look out at the square or the sea.

Tri Vdove

Waterfront restaurant with a mix of meat and fish dishes.

Pri Mari

Small restaurant that specializes in seafood.

EAT   —  +386 5 673-4735 —  Dantejeva 17

Restaurant Miralonda

Mixed menu with seating along the waterfront.

EAT   —  +386 5 676-2514 —  Stjenkova 1

Restaurant Riva

Serves a variety of meat and fish dishes.


Wide selection of seafood dishes.

Climb to the top of the city walls

take in the view of the peninsula

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Diving School

explore the clear Adriatic Sea.

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Pizzeria Batana

Pizzeria on the inner harbour.

Tri papige

Night Club

About Piran

Piran is probably the most beautiful of Slovenia's coastal towns, perched on a tiny piece of land jutting into the sea. It feels more like an Italian coastal town, without all the Italian tourists, and for good reason: Piran was part of the Venetian empire from the late 13th century to the end of the 18th century.

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