An Afternoon Sightseeing Walk
Take a leisurely stroll by the sea. On the walk you will enjoy the view of the sea and old streets of Piran. You will be able to take some picturesque photos of Tartini square, city walls, city gates, the church that overlooks the gulf of Trieste and the lighthouse.
The Magical World of Shells
The Museum of Shells and Snails is a unique museum that holds 3000 different specimens of shellfish and snails from the seas and continents all over the world. You can see the shell of the biggest snail in the world, shells of snails so rare that only tribal chiefs of distant islands were allowed to wear, shiny shells that were once used for buying slaves, shells with amazing patterns, pearls, ...
Giuseppe Tartini was a composer and violinist of the Baroque era. His most famous piece is the Violin sonata in G minor, more familiarly known as the Devil's Trill Sonata. He was born in Piran, where the main square is named after him in his memory. One of the oldest buildings in Piran is now called Tartini House. It is a museum where you can see his violin, death mask, letters, and other belongings.
The Maritime Museum speaks of the oldest sea routes and links between the inhabitants of the Slovene part of the Adriatic coast and the inhabitants of the neighbouring coasts from prehistory onwards. The artefacts are displayed under a glass paving, which represents the surface of the sea. You can find out more about the town of Piran and its strong connection to the sea and Saint George (patron of Piran) there.
There is a small aquarium in Piran, where you can admire varied species from the North Adriatic Sea. Many fish species of fish are kept in the aquarium, the most attractive of which are the moraine fish, eel, and seahorse.
Museum of Underwater Activities
Do you want to know more about how people were diving 100 years ago? In the Museum of Underwater Activities, the historic diving suits and other unique diving equipment are on display. Explore the wonderful underwater world full of secrets, mythological creatures and treasures.