Friday, October 17, 2014

What to see in Piran?

Piran is an old port town in Slovenian Istria. The city is bilingual, its Italian name is Pirano. It is situated on the cape of the Piran peninsula. Town has preserved the medieval appearance with narrow streets and houses, giving it a typical Mediterranean character and special charm. The most beautiful attractions in Piran are the Saint George's Church, Tartini Square, Town Walls and Kidric Quay.

Saint George's Church was built in the 12th century. It got its name by Saint George who was a patron of the town. The belfry was added in 1608 and the baptistery in 1650. Today's image the church got in 1637 by the baroque renovation. From the church is a wonderful view to the old town, marina and to the clear blue Adriatic sea.

Tartini Square is located in the centre of Piran. It is the largest square in the old part. It got its name by Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770), the famous composer and violinist. The main square became at the end of the 13th century. In the square are situated Tartini house, the Saint Peter's Church, a baroque house, Hotel Tartini, Town Hall, Tartini monument, Loggia and other historical buildings.

Piran has an amazing town wall, which offers beautiful views. It was built for defense. The city was surrounded with the wall in the 7th century. It was divided to quarters, which were named by town doors: Stolna, Osrednja, Poljska and Miljska. Town wall is easily reachable from the old town centre and worth seeing.


Kidric Quay is situated in the coastal part of the old town centre. It is mostly popular as a promenade place. In this area we can see the neoclassical Travesini palace from the year 1826, the Marina, the Tartini's Theatre, the Aquarium, Hotel Piran and other. There are also many cafes and restaurants where we can enjoy under the sun.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ljubljana Castle

The Ljubljana Castle is an imposing medieval fortress, which represents a symbol of Ljubljana. It is located on the edge of the castle hill, just above the picturesque medieval Ljubljana. The castle can be reached by car, by foot from the old town centre or with a cable railway.

The castle has envolved from a fortified tower with a defensive wall before the first mention of Ljubljana. On the castle hill was confirmed a presense of man since the time of the Late Bronze Age. In the Ljubljana castle can be seen many interesting historical remarkableness, such us the lookout tower, a Chapel of Saint George, a permanent exhibition of Slovenian history, Frederick's Tower and a Frederic's room, pentagonal tower and many other. The Castle Cafe offers guests fruit salads, coctails, cakes and beverages.

The spacious courtyard is in the summer time intended to the various events, one of which is the most visited the viewing of movies under the stars. The Ljubljana Castle is a very attractive tourist destination that is visited throughout the year from local and foreign tourists.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hotels in Bled

Bled is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Slovenia. Unforgettable image shows Lake Bled in the middle of which is a romantic small island with a church. Above the lake proudly rises the Bled Castle, which was first mentioned in the year 1011.

Bled offers many different accommodations as are hotels, pensions, garni hotels, villas, private rooms and apartments, tourist farms, youth hostels and camping. Hotels in Bled are with five stars, four stars and three stars. The five star Grand Hotel Toplice is characterized by a rich history, luxurious comfort and a traditional style.

Hotels in Bled with five stars are Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec, Hotel Kompas, Hotel Park, Hotel Vila Bled, Hotel Golf, Hotel Triglav and Hotel and restaurant Ribno. The Hotel Park is the Bled's largest hotel. The Hotel Golf has one of the best Slovenia's wellness centres and from the pool is an amazing view to the Bled Lake.

Hotels in Bled with three stars are Hotel Astoria, Hotel Krim, Hotel Savica, Hotel Jelovica, Hotel Trst and Hotel Jadran. Hotel Jadran is a charming small hotel of antique appearance where pets are welcome. Hotel Astoria was recently renovated and offers modern rooms and a wellness centre.