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Piran is an old Mediterranean town situated at the tip of the Piran peninsula - a gem of medieval arcitecture on Slovene adriatic coast. It is best to follow directions to Piran, but before descending to the sea turn right to Fiesa and park the car in the underground garage. (Parking in Piran itself is incredibly difficult or impossible). You will find yourself at the top of the hill with two-hundred-meter long remains of the former town fortifications built in late 15th and early 16th centuries (wich look like a castle from the distance). These walls are a must climb-up, offering an amazing view of Piran. (Walls are complete with stairs, parapets and observation decks, so they are completely safe.)

The most prominent building on the right is Cathedral of St. George. In fact, it is possible to climb to the top of the clock tower for more stunning views! (Expect some really strong winds in autumn and don't bang your head into the bells. Entrance fee is 150 SIT). Another Piran celebrity is Piazza Tartini (main square) - next to the large building on the left. It is not visible here, so I will upload wider view composed of two photos.

This photo is very similar to one uploaded by emax, only with different framing and light. Also, the sea looks much calmer here. I wanted to keep the whole structure of St. George.

Once you are done with panoramic views, you may want to go to town to explore picturesque narrow streets, marina and lovely seaside with nice restaurants. It's only a shame that after summer season cars are allowed into this part of the town. They should be kept out at all times...

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