On our recent trip to Slovenia, we made sure to visit the pastel town of Piran. It’s a small town with a few things to do and can be covered fully in a short afternoon. Still, it’s worth a visit as Piran is one of Slovenia’s only towns along the 46km coastline, making it a unique place to see. The Venetian houses and pastel-coloured buildings are reason enough for visiting but if you need specifics, here’s my guide on what to see inside this Adriatic gem.
1. Walk Along the City Walls
Walking along the city walls is the only way you’ll be able to catch the view of the peninsula. It’s situated at the top of the hill with watchtowers on either side. It’s a short walk from the city centre and the views are definitely worth the 2 Euro entrance fee.
2. Climb the St George’s Cathedral Belltower
Another must-see view is the one from St George’s Cathedral Belltower. This view is particularly special as you can see three countries from the top, Slovenia, Italy and Croatia. It also casts a magnificent view of Tartini Square and the harbour.
3. Explore Tartini Square
Tartini Square is the place to visit if you want to see those picture postcard views of Piran. From here, you can see the Town Hall, the Venetian pastel houses and St George’s Cathedral Belltower in the distance.
4. See the Harbour
From the Square, you’ll be able to walk along the waterfront and the harbour. There are plenty of restaurants along here making it ideal for a stop to eat after a long day. It’s also a nice place to take some of those postcard-esque pictures of the Square from a distance.
Overall, a daytrip to Piran is definitely worth it in my opinion. We decided to visit in the afternoon after a morning of exploring Postojnska Caves and Predjama Castle. A few hours is all you need to see this tiny town and Slovenia is a country jam-packed with sights to see.