History & culture

Salt works museum

In the regional reserve Sečovlje Salina Salt Pans nature park, you may visit the Salt Works Museum. One of the oldest Piran sayings goes: "Piran xe fato de sal!" ("Piran has arisen from salt!"). It is not possible to find out when the salt pans first began in Piran, but it may be said that the people of Piran were diligent and hard-working salt workers who established the reputation of Piran as a town of salt for the all the world to know. Beside fishing and crafts, the traditional salt pans were the one industry that enabled the town to flourish. As the salt was gathered in the remote and far away pans, the townspeople had to seasonally migrate to salt workers houses in the immediate vicinity of the salt pans.

Turistično združenje Portorož

Forma viva

Forma Viva, this unique collection of stone sculptures under the open sky, is situated in a park on the Seča Peninsula near Portorož. It evolved in a series of international encounters between eminent sculptors, in the form of sculptor symposiums, beginning in the year 1961 upon the initiation of two Slovenian artists, Jakob Savinšek and Janez Lenassi. In the 40 years of uninterrupted activity since, sculptors from over 30 countries have left to the Istrian coast and Slovenian cultural treasury over 120 stone sculptures, the majority of which stand in Seča Park, while some are also in the parks of Koper, Izola and Piran.

Turistično združenje Portorož

Fun fact: Kempinski Palace Kempinski Palace Portorož, until 2008 known as Palace Hotel (Slovene: hotel Palace), is a five-star deluxe hotel in Portorož, a settlement on the Adriatic coast in southwestern Slovenia. It is the only deluxe hotel in Slovenia.



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