Pirano (Piran), a picturesque town situated on the coast of the extreme west of Slovenian Istria, is not only an important maritime and cultural centre but also an important residential area. Its first habitants go back to the 5th Century but it was not until the 13th Century, after the conquest by the Venetians that the town began to develop.
It is in this period that the famous salt pans of Strugnano, Sicciole and Lucia developed. Any tourist that visits the old town with it characteristic narrow streets, will note the various architectural styles, conserved by its inhabitants with great care.
Furthermore, the town is famous for the birth of the celebrated violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, born in 1692.