Piran is referred to as the Dubrovnik of the North Adriatic. A picturesque town perched on a narrow peninsula, Piran has at times been Italian, Austrian and Yugoslavian. It is now the jewel in the crown of Slovenia's narrow 47km Adriatic coastline.
The small town is based around the main square, Tartinijev Trg, and is dominated by Stolna Cerkev Sv. Jurija, a grand baroque church with a bell tower modelled on St. Mark's in Venice.