en.infoglobe.cz » Slovinsko, Izola – A Touch of Italy

Slovinsko, Izola – A Touch of Italy

Published: 24.4.2021
The medieval town of Izola is such a Slovenian Venice. And even the town is really called that. You won't find gondolas here, but you will definitely find a peaceful atmosphere, narrow streets and ancient houses. And the connection with Italy? This is obvious, formerly inhabited by Italians.

Don't be afraid to be far from the hustle and bustle of the "big city". For 1.30 euros you can get by bus practically everywhere. There is a regular local bus service along the coast, so you can go on a trip to Koper, Piran, Portorož or Strunjan. The buses are nice, clean, just now don't forget the curtains, they won't let you in without them. You can buy a ticket directly inside the bus.

Izola

There is really a lot to choose from when it comes to swimming. The beaches are almost 5 km long. There are eight of them and each is different. You can also go swimming in ancient Piran, here are the beaches right on the historic promenade, which has its charm. In Portorož there is a relatively large central beach, partly grassy, partly sandy. If you prefer a more natural environment, you can go to the smaller rocky and partially pebble beach Seča, which is very popular among lovers of kitesurfing. If you plan to stay in a camp, you will use the beach Lucija.

Piran – historické centrum   Piran

But let's go back to Izola. The beach is called Svetilnik. It has a nice park, where you can relax and where you can hide from the strong sun. Access to the water is convenient, either on pebbles or from the pier on steps.

Izola   Izola

We longed for more peace and romance, so we made a trip to Strunjan. In the morning take the bus there and then walk back along the coast. In Strunjan you will enjoy the nature trail, which starts at the sea salinas. Access to them depends on current measures, so find out in advance. However, you can see them from a distance, if you are careful enough, you will also see various water birds.

The road slowly ascends. We were very lucky, we discovered a meadow with flowering artichokes. Such a huge thistle to look at, but beautiful. This crop is extremely healthy, heals the liver, gallbladder, is used in diabetes, protects the body against cholesterol storage, has anti-allergic effects, etc.

Strunjan   Strunjan

A little further uphill and then wonderful views of the rocky coast and crystal clear sea level will open up in front of us. First we stop at St. Crosses, directly above the bay of the same name, and then we head towards the most beautiful local beaches of Bele skale. You have to look for a descent to the beach a bit, but the experience will be worth it.

If you prefer sunbathing fun, head to San Simon Bay. You will find many attractions here, including a water slide, a volleyball court and various water sports.

tobogán

When the sunset approaches, the beach Svetilnik offers you a nice place to watch it, then you can go for a walk on the promenade. There are patisseries with delicious ice cream, cozy restaurants offering a plethora of seafood and fresh fish, the atmosphere is amazing and it is more peaceful than in neighboring Piran.

If you are tempted by sightseeing, stroll through the town around the baroque palace Besenghi degli Ughi, see the church of St. Maurus with its bell tower or the church of Our Lady of Aliet, the oldest church in the city.

GPS: 45°32'26.2"N 13°39'30.3"E

 

Text: Magdaléna Radostová

Photos: Magdaléna Radostová, Pixabay.com, Wikimedia Commons: domjisch, Zorka Sojka



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

Slovenia, Bohinj Lake – Waterfalls, Bathing, Trips
Published: 15.5.2021
Today, our main destination is Lake Bohinj, the most beautiful and largest lake in Slovenia.

Slovenia – Socerb and Štanjel Castles
Published: 8.5.2021
We get up relatively early, there is a long crossing ahead of us and we want to see a lot along the way. The first stop is Socerb Castle.

Slovenia, Portorož and Piran – Walks in Cities
Published: 1.5.2021
Today we will visit Portorož and Piran. First we will see what has changed at the beautiful nature exhibition Forma Viva. It's such a sculpture gallery under a blue sky. It is unbelievable that this project was created fifty years ago. Slovenians Jakob Savinšek and Janez Lenassi came up with the idea of a natural sculpture gallery as early as 1961.

Slovenia, Bled – A Town, A Lake, A Castle, and an Island
Published: 11.9.2019
After visiting the amazing Vintgar Gorge, we move to Bled. This most important tourist center of the Upper Carniola Region is located in the northwestern part of Slovenia and offers several landmarks.

Slovenia, Kranjska Gora – A Township Embraced by the Julian Alps
Published: 21.8.2019
Kranjska Gora is situated in the north-western part of Slovenia near the Austrian and Italian borders. This town is known mainly due to the winter sports center, where the FIS - World Cup in Alpine Skiing takes place every year.

Slovenia, Logar Valley – Amazing Starting Point for Trekking
Published: 18.5.2017
Logar valley is a beautiful valley in the north of Slovenia. A 6 kilometer long path goes through the valley and ends at the rock of limestone massif. It costs 7 euro to enter the Logar Valley if you travel by car. The entrance gate is situated 4 kilometers northwest from the town of Solcava.

Slovenia, Ljubljana – Sights Everywhere
Published: 17.4.2021
In the last article about Ljubljana, we visited Metelkova Street and Dragon Bridge, so we continue to the center. We go along the river Lublanice down towards the square Prešernov trg. France Prešeren (1800–1849) was a romantic poet and also a lawyer. He gradually became the first European-recognized Slovenian writer.

Slovenia, Lublaň – Guarded by a Dragon
Published: 10.4.2021
After the beautiful Austrian spa Bad Blumau we leave the country and head to our destination.

Slovenia, Kobarid Town and Mangart Pass
Published: 25.9.2019
Slowly we are leaving Slovenia. Our last voyage will lead below the breathtaking Mangart mountain in the Julian Alps, which proudly rises in close proximity to the border with Italy.

Slovenia, Vintgar Gorge – Slovenian Paradise
Published: 28.8.2019
Our Slovenian adventure full of knowledge continues. After visiting the Kranjska Gora, which is surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, we move on to another natural gem - the Vintgar Gorge (Blejski Vintgar, Vintgar Sotesque).

Slovenia: Bohinjske Lake – One of the Most Famous Places in the Julian Alps – VIDEO
Published: 25.8.2020
Today we will look at one of the most popular and most beautiful Slovenian places. Slovenia's largest lake lies in a beautiful valley, is surrounded by high mountains and offers many opportunities for exploring.

Slovenia: Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall, and Church
Published: 18.9.2019
From the town of Bled we set out for another natural gem in Slovenia - the largest lake in the country. It covers an area of over 3 km². We will talk about Lake Bohinj, whose shores provide a wonderful walk around the Triglav National Park.

Slovenia: Julian Alps – A Land of Crystal Clear Rivers. Waterfalls, and Snow-white Peaks – VIDEO
Published: 18.8.2020
Slovenia is one of the increasingly popular destinations, especially for those who like to enjoy a special holiday. Especially the local Alps are a paradise for lovers of adrenaline sports and for more demanding trekkers. Let's go to the Slovenian mountains in a new series.

Slovenia: Mangart – The Most Beautiful Road of the Julian Alps – VIDEO
Published: 15.9.2020
Slovenia's third highest mountain is definitely worth a visit. Just thanks to the fact that you can drive up to two thousand meters and you can enjoy unforgettable views even longer.

Slovenia: Soča – To the Spring of One of the Most Beautiful Rivers in Europe – VIDEO
Published: 1.9.2020
135 kilometers long, beautifully blue and clean, with lots of canyons and rapids and mainly surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This is the Slovenian river Soča. In today's part of the Slovenian series, we will look at a unique place where the river springs.

Slovenia: Prisojnik's Window – The Largest Stone Window in All of The Alps – VIDEO
Published: 8.9.2020
80 meters high and 30 meters wide. So big is the window in the rock above the Vršič saddle in the Slovenian Alps. Directly through it there is quite a demanding ferrata, but you can also get up the classic trekking route, which we will now set off together.

Slovenia: Triglav National Park
Published: 27.5.2017
Triglav National Park is one of the most popular spots in Slovenia. Its name comes after country's highest mountain which is located within the park. Tourists mostly take short trips or climb up the very mountain. It is strictly forbidden to take a one day trip up to Triglav's peak, staying over night is also forbidden (and only allowed in mountain cabins). The hike is very difficult. You can take it from different directions though.


Related Photogallery

Slovenia– In Cities and in Nature
At the crossroads of important European trade and cultural routes lies the Republic of Slovenia, ...

Slovenia – Diverse Beauty of Europe
Use ourphoto gallery to the land of beautiful forests, lakes, mountains and historic sites. We wi...

Slovenia: Piran - Ancient Town of Marvelous Atmosphere
On our journey during spring we found Slovenian sea town of Piran (in Italian language known as P...

Slovenia: Fabulous Castle Bled
Massive fortification of Castle Bled is located on 130 meters high rock above Lake Bled. When the...

Slovenia: Lake Bled and the Town of the Same Name
Beautiful lake Bled with a crystal clear water and with a town of the same name at its shore, is ...

Slovenia:town of Postojna and amazing surroundigs
Small Sloveniantown Postojna is with its 15 000 inhabitants known to all lovers of traveling from...

Slovenia: Predjama Castle
Slovenian castle Predjama belongs to the most fascinating castles in the world. You can find it i...


Related Videos

Slovenia: Mangart – The most Beautiful Roads of the Julian Alps
Mangart is Slovenia's third highest mountain and you can drive up to 2000 meters. First you drive...

Slovenia: Prisojnikovo okno – The Largest Rocky Window in the Alps
The window in the rock above the Vršič saddle in the Slovenian Alps is 80 m high and 30 m wide, a...

Slovenia: Soča – The The Springs of One of Europe's Most Beautiful Rivers
The Slovenian river Soča is 135 km long, beautifully clean and with many canyons and rapids. Than...

Slovenia: Bohinj Lake – One of the Most Beautiful Places in the Julian Alps
Slovenia's largest lake can be found in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. Forested slop...

Slovenia: Julian Alps – A Land of Clear Rivers, Waterfalls, and White Summits
The Julian Alps have their own charm, which is dominated by white limestone, because of it the mo...

Place

Czech republic

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone

 

 

Today:monday 17. 5. 2021
Holiday:Aneta
Today:
monday 17.5.
15 °C
Tomorrow:
tuesday 18.5.
13 °C