Piran (also Pirano in Italian), the gem of Slovenia's Adriatic Coast. The town sitting on a small peninsula that juts out into the Adriatic was part of the Venetian empire, and the architecture of the town exhibits this history. Streets and alleys wind tightly between the buildings in town. If you come with a car, park it in the lots outside of town as they will not be permitted into the central areas. But it takes less than thirty minutes to wander from one end of town to the other.
The beauty of Piran is the atmosphere. Cafes and restaurants along the rocky coastline. The Church of St George on the hill overlooking the Piran has amazing views. Tartini trg (square) as you enter town is a focal point and gathering place for many activities.
So wander the streets, then sit back with some good food, a glass of wine, beer, or other favorite, and let the sun set on another evening in the cozy little city on Slovenia's coast.
Trieste is a small city in the north of Italy close to the Slovenian border. It is a port town on the Adriatic Sea. Formerly part of Austria, it became part of Italy at the end of WWI.