Piran could be mistaken for a small city on the either the French Riviera or Italian coast with its cobblestone promenade and mazelike alleys. Instead, Piran is a crown jewel in Slovenia with well-preserved medieval charm, vineyards and quaint Italian-style restaurants. The town's main square features facades that could have been carved by Michelangelo. Between the cuisine, artwork and architecture, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Piran was ruled by Venice for roughly five centuries.

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