Why is Piran a symbol of romance?
Piran was still part of the Venetian republic, the town’s excellent location by
the sea played an important role in maritime trade. The town was very lively
and social, as many rich merchants came by sea. Once a wealthy Venetian
merchant named Del Bello fell in love with a young woman of humble origins from
Piran. His love was so great that he built his beloved the most beautiful house
right by the port and the town loggia. The envious inhabitants spoke very badly
about the couple and said the merchant was married to a woman from another
town. It is unknown whether it was the truth or just malicious gossip, but the
lovers were inseparable. To defend themselves they put an inscription on the
house façade, which is still visible today: “Lassa pur dir” (Let them talk).
the famous story is not the only proof that Piran is very romantic. All those
narrow streets, the mysterious passageways, colourful façades and charming
arches recite hidden love verses. We will present the 3 most charming locations
for a trip or a romantic weekend in Piran with you loved one.
Ideas on what to visit during your romantic weekend in Piran
The majestic town wall of Piran
In Piran’s town wall there are seven preserved gates, which were once used as entrances to
the town: the Milje gate, the Dolphin gate, the Field Gate, the Baroque gate of
St. George, the Marčana gate, the First Rašpor gate and the Second Rašpor gate.
The Milje gate is among the oldest preserved gates in town. The Dolphin gate is
the best preserved Gothic gate in town and it is easily recognised by a crest
depicting three dolphins. The
construction of the famous town walls of Piran started already in the 7thcentury when they were built around the old city core in Punta. After that the town
spread towards the port, including more quarters that were originally formed
outside of the walls. Due to the growth of the town and in order to protect it
from enemy attacks, two additional sections of the wall were built, including
several defence towers. We invite you and your beloved to visit the largest
preserved wall section on the hill Mogoron, from where you can admire the typical panorama over Piran. You will feel the whole town of Piran so
close as if you could embrace it.
The church of St. George and the pedestrian trail to Fiesa
When you are standing on the picturesque Tartini
square, look up, where you will see the main church that is characteristic of
the town. On top of the hill overlooking the town is St. George’s cathedral,
named after the saint patron of Piran, who saved the town during a storm. It is
the largest of all the churches in Piran and adorned by 7 altars, statues of
St. George and St. Nicholas, a richly painted wooden ceiling, paintings of the
Venetian school of art and the gothic crucified Jesus dating back to the 14thcentury.
Take a walk from the square to the church, from where
you can see over Piran and as far as Italy and Croatia. You can continue your
stroll on the pedestrian path along the cliff to Fijesa. The well-maintained
path and the great views over the bay and the Italian coastline are another
idea for another romantic trip.
The path by the sea will lead you to Piran’s Punta,
where you will feel like you have reached the end of the world. The sweeping
panorama offers views over the Slovenian coast, Italy and Venice and the
neighbouring Croatia. However, the natural monument of Cape Madonna offers more
than just great views: a rich and diverse life under the surface of the sea,
where you can find many species of animals and plants. Here you can also
find the deepest part of the Gulf of Trieste with 38 meters of depth. Because
of its rich marine life and depth, this piece of the sea is also called
A romantic weekend for two in Piran - explore the coast and pamper yourself in a wellness centre