Piran can be found on the Gulf of Piran in southwestern Slovenia. It is home to over 4000 inhabitants but has only a size of 0,7 square kilometre. Therefore, everything is in walking distance. It is great that Piran is closed for general traffic as it makes this beautiful town even more enjoyable. This means that only residents and public buses can access the town.
Until the end of World War II Piran was part of Italy. Even if Slovenian is the main language today it remains bilingual with Italian as the second language. It’s hardly to overlook that the town developed under the influence of Venice. The narrow alleys descending from the hill as well as the church next to the market square emphasise the Mediterranean character of Piran. Many refer to Piran as the most beautiful city on the Slovenian coast.