Like Ljubljana, Piran is small. All of Slovenia’s towns and cities seem to be small. But damn is it pretty!
You can see the Italian influence in Piran. The town was part of the Venetian Empire from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century. It was part of Italy from 1918 to 1947 (today the Italian border is 30km away). On top of that, the municipality of Piran is bilingual – you are as likely to hear Italian spoken as you are to hear Slovenian. [Read more...]