the 14 of 2014: piran and our third istrian adventure

I tried to narrow this one down — really, I did — but had way too much trouble trying to pick just one thing from this trip, which we took in the fall. Although this highlight focuses on Piran, I can’t not mention some of the other, incredible things we did on this trip. In a departure from our other trips to Istria, this time, we spent the first night in Slovenian Istria. In Slovenia, we saw Predjama Castle, Postojna Caves, and the Sečovlje salt flats.

We stayed in the gorgeous seaside town of Piran, which is now one of our favorite towns in the world. It is incredibly beautiful and picturesque, with old Venetian buildings and lots of fishing boats in the harbor. The town center is huge and circular, surrounded by lovely buildings. Unsurprisingly, the dinner we had here was great and involved both truffles and seafood. Yum!

view-of-piran

In Croatia, other highlights from the trip include: the small hilltop town of Grožnjan, finding the elusive Riedel Malvazija glasses at Coronica Winery, the beautiful Kabola Winery, finding the infamous Clai Winery and getting a private tasting from the owner’s wife on a Sunday morning, revisiting one of our favorite Istrian lunch spots. So, in writing this post, I’ve realized I’ve been remiss in not better recording our travels here — especially the Istrian ones I love so much!

I’ve mentioned in the past that I want to do a series on Istria, and now I think I must do one. We’ve been to so many great places I want to share with others (even though a part of me wants to keep them to myself, because the fact that they are still somewhat “hidden” is part of their appeal).

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