Italy – the land of cappuccino, romance and
fashion. Picturesque cultural and historic landmarks, delicious food, exquisite
wine, gracious women and football! Take advantage of all this and more in the
Best excursion destinations – Fresh excursion destination recommendations are
An idea! Venice – the only floating city in the world
The romantic city of Venice is one of the most
beautiful locations in Italy and lies nested in a lagoon, on small islands
separated by canals. Venice is famous for its romantic bridges, splendid
architecture, narrow streets, luxurious palaces, churches and museums. Houses
on wooden piles amid the sea, town squares brimming with pigeons, small bridges
and the gondola invoke in Venice a romantic atmosphere, making it the perfect
destination for couples.
Take the catamaran
from Piran and voyage on an unforgettable excursion to Venice! During the
comfortable voyage with the catamaran towards the most beautiful floating city
in the world, listen to the short outline of the rich history of Venice, the
capital of the once "La Serenissima".
After arriving at the Venice port of San Basilio, you can undertake the
exploration of landmarks of this one-of-a-kind city located along the
north-west coast of the Adriatic either on foot or by boat. During lunchtime,
head to one of the many restaurants and enjoy local delicacies in a romantic
atmosphere. After lunch, continue by taking the gondola through the city's most
secret spots as well as the most famous canal (Canal Grande). Enjoy Venice!
Miramare Castle and park
nearby Trieste lies the magnificent Miramare Castle, which is
undoubtedly worth a visit. Miramare Castle was built based on plans by Austrian
architect Carl Junker and commissioned by Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his
wife Charlotte of Belgium during the second half of the 19thcentury.
castle by the sea, which from afar seems like something out of fantasy, has
been arranged into a museum. Surrounded by mighty walls, the castle would
defend from invaders while its every inch is decorated with various
coats-of-arms and spectacular lamps.
the castle and don't forget about the meticulously-kept gardens surrounding it;
let romance take its course and enjoy the unparalleled view of the Gulf of
Trieste is more than just a
shopping spot. Walk the streets, mingle with the locals, treat yourself to a
"capo" (capuccino in a cup) and experience the true pulse of the
In Trieste, James Joyce would often
enjoy his breakfast on the streets, while Napoleon spent the night... Why not
investigate this beautiful city?
avoid heavy traffic and the search for a vacant parking spot? Then take the
tram from Villa Opicina towards the centre of Trieste. This famous tram has
connected Trieste and Villa Opicina since 1902. The five kilometre tram route
from Villa Opicina towards Trieste descends by 340m, and its steepest parts
give of the vibe of a funicular.
Visitors should not miss the main square known as Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia offering an
unobstructed vista of the sea and which is surrounded by the city's most
beautiful architecture. Thecity and its vicinity is also littered with Roman
remains – mention-worthy is the well-preserved Roman theatre under St. Justus'
Hill. Don't forget to visit Canal Grande and the famous main pier by the sea.
The island of Grado, Slovene Gradež, is accessible by road and is
part of the Grado Lagune. Grado is also known as the city of sun and roses.
The centre of Grado is closed
for traffic, making it even more romantic and visitor-friendly. Also worth
mentioning is the shallow three kilometre sand beach. It might not exactly be
the first choice of swimming enthusiasts, but makes for an excellent maritime
Grado can be an attractive excursion point for anybody
who wants to spend their spare time outdoors and in an active manner. Take your
bicycles along the cycling route towards the nearby Aquileia, which was once
one of the largest and richest Roman cities and has been included in the Unesco
World Heritage list.
For those looking for more
excitement, why not test your kiting skills? Because of the shallow and calm
sea, the Grado beach is the perfect site both for complete beginners as well as