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The Slovenian riviera | Portorož & Piran

16/06/2016
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Piran. Four days of rain and that during holidays. I was prepared for the worst. Four days of spa would have been quite in order, but after the second day it would have become rather dull. But the weather forecast had cocked a snook at us, as it misled us completely. During our car trip we were still thoroughly rinsed in Munich, but the more we approached the Slovenian border more and more clouds disappeared and arriving at Ljubljana the sun was shining. I could not believe it.

A girlfriend of mine lives in Ljubljana and after a small detour of 40 minutes we made a stop of a few hours at the Slovenian capital. What a nice town! Then we crossed the Slovenian part of Istria and arrived at our destination – Portoroz, Piran and surroundings

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Vacation in Portoroz & Piran?

Who would have thought that after only 5 ½ hours from Munich you arrive at the seaside. The Slovenian coast is full of charm, indeed, and Piran is one of the main reasons, why I would return there.

To whom Piran seems very Italian, is not mistaken. In fact, that region belonged for centuries to the Venetian Republic.
Slovenia was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy, until it became part of Yugoslavia in 1919. Only in the 1990ies it became a completely independent state. Until today an Italian minority lives there, but the Italians prefer the denomination ethnic group. Similar to South Tyrol everything i s bilingual – Italian and Slovenian kindergarten and schools as well as road and street signs.

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above on the walk into the city you have a beautiful view onto the light house
below the famous Tartini square

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Piran Sightseeing

The most famous place is the Tartini Squre named after the famous violinist Giuseppe Tartini, for whom a monument has been erected at the Town Square. From that place you can already see Piran’s Campanile. At its top stands Archangel Gabriel acting as weather reporter. When the mobile statue is looking toward Trieste, weather will get fine, looking toward Portoroz a thunder storm will come.

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jeans jacket – Blue Fire
top – H&M
jeans – Zara
sneakers – Superga lace
bag – Patrizia Pepe

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above view from the church onto the Tartini square and Piran’s port
below beautiful turquoise water

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above the famous light house Piran’s

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The shore is limited by heavy stone blocks. The water is very clear and has an unbelievable turquois color. In the summer tourists and locals lie on the stones and jump into the cool water. There is a real sand beach in neighboring Portoroz. As you surely know, Slovenia has only shingle beaches. The sandy beach at Portoroz is an artificial one.

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Ultimately a small tip: The old town of Piran is car-free. Outside Piran there is a parking lot, from which a shuttle bus takes you into town. Otherwise there is also a transfer from Portoroz. Who stays overnight in Piran may enter by car for a short while. I can only recommend you an overnight stay. There are also less expensive bed and breakfast accommodations available.

I hope you liked this article and discovered more about this gorgeous region!

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Slovenia Piran

June 2016

photos – moi & mon chéri

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21 Comments

  • Reply Natali Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 08:09 AM

    Everything looks adorable, clean and inviting. :)

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  • Reply Jil Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 08:35 AM

    Oh, das sieht aber schön raus! Scheint, als wären diese beiden Örtchen definitiv eine Reise wert. :) Tolle Fotos!

  • Reply Dorothea Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 01:17 PM

    Wie schön! ♥

    Liebe Grüße
    Dorothea
    http://justambitious.com/

  • Reply Amy Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 03:23 PM

    Looks amazing. Love your neutrals.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Samantha Mariko Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 03:25 PM

    all I can say is, wow!! this is an amazing city!! gorgeous architecture and people.. and the water is so clear!
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

  • Reply The Fashion Folks Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 03:57 PM

    These photos are so stunning, such a beautiful place! Xx

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  • Reply Erica Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 05:05 PM

    These are such beautiful photos, I wish to visit someday! Hope you had a wonderful time xx

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

  • Reply Shannon Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 05:31 PM

    Wow! So gorgeous!! I would love to visit! Love your top too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply Lizza Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 08:00 PM

    Wow its a dream place!! Amazing pictures thanks for shared

    xx LL

    thanks for stopping on my blog

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  • Reply Nidhi Thursday June 16th, 2016 at 08:25 PM

    I am in awe of these pictures! The trip looks stunning and the location looks breathtaking!
    xx
    An Unblurred Lady

  • Reply Miss Nev Friday June 17th, 2016 at 12:56 AM

    WOW! Your photos are amazing!! x

    Nev | Miss Nev

  • Reply Adi Friday June 17th, 2016 at 04:23 AM

    Such a beautiful place!! And you look Gorgeous with that denim jacket!

    Adi xx
    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

  • Reply jenny Friday June 17th, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    These images are beautiful!! I’ve always fancied visiting Munich and will do when I get the chance <3

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

  • Reply Ally Friday June 17th, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    Wow, wie schön! Ich hatte diesen Platz absolut nicht als Urlaubsort auf dem Schirm, aber da sollte ich wohl! Es sieht wirklich sehr schön aus!

    Viele Grüße,
    Ally

  • Reply ColourClub Friday June 17th, 2016 at 01:22 PM

    Traumhaft schöne Fotos! Summer Fever! :)

    Liebe Grüße
    Borislava von http://www.colourclub.at

  • Reply Wildfire Charm Friday June 17th, 2016 at 04:38 PM

    Absolutely stunning pictures and love your outfit as well x

    http://www.wildfirecharm.com

  • Reply Sallystiffany Sunday June 19th, 2016 at 04:34 PM

    Hey
    Dein Oberteil ist total schön
    Wirklich tolle Bilder! Schaut echt traumhaft aus

    Liebe Grüße
    https://sallystiffany.blogspot.de/?m=1

  • Reply Christine Monday June 27th, 2016 at 09:06 PM

    Wir waren im Mai in Piran (von Triest) und es ist jedes Mal eine Reise wert; ebenso die berühmte Saline und die kleinen Städtchen am Meer!

  • Reply Melissa Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 at 02:10 AM

    OMG this place looks amazing!

  • Reply Saša Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 at 05:30 PM

    Beautiful photos! I love in Slovenia, but I haven’t been in Piran for ages! I will have to change that for sure:)
    xx
    Sasha
    http://www.whatsashawears.com

  • Reply Heba Thursday August 18th, 2016 at 08:05 PM

    This place looks so amazing and peaceful. This is why I like reading blog. I get to experience a place I haven’t been to and see wonderful sights and outfits that are so perfect and adorable. I loved and adored this post.

    Heba xx ││The Heba

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