Pearl of Mediterranean. Little Venice. Slovenian Rovinj. A bit of Dubrovnik. Reflection of Venetian republic. There are many words describing most famous Slovenian coastal town and each has a bit of truth in it.
Piran is known for it's red roofs, many churches, narrow streets with no cars, hidden squares, amazing views and it's beautiful main square. The view of Tartini square with violinist's statue in the ellipse, colourful houses and a church atop of a hill which bell-tower reminds a lot of the more famous one in Venice, is a typical postcard view. Or instagram post if you want something modern.
The square used to be a small port, called mandrač by locals and than filled up for square and later become, for some time, even the final station of electrical railway.
On the square there was one of the most known houses in Piran, no, in whole Slovenia! Red Venetian - Gothic house. Did I say was? Is it lost? Was it destroyed? Did it fly away?
No. It was painted white because the oldest paint that was found on the wall was white. I miss red.
After writing a blog in Slovenian language for 10 years I have finally come to my sense and started writing one in English as well.