Piran, Slovenia

Buongiorno from Venezia! En route to Venice, Women’s Voices Chorus spent most of the day in Piran, a little Slovenian town on the Adriatic coast. We will be singing quite a bit in Venice, so today was a small respite before our more intensive performance schedule over the next few days. The central plaza in Piran is named after Giuseppe Tartini, an 18th-century Italian composer who was a native of the town. Piran is Slovenian, but for centuries had a close connection with Venice, so it’s reminiscent of an Italian coastal town.

The statue of Tartini in the plaza in Piran

The statue of Tartini in the plaza in Piran

There was enough time in Piran for everyone to pursue their own interests. Some people went to the beach in the nearby town of Portorož, a Slovenian seaside resort.

Choir members enjoying themselves on the beach at Portorož

Choir members Virginia, Jackie, Deborah, Shelley, Sarah, Judy, Janet, and Katie enjoying themselves on the beach at Portorož

Others explored Piran, climbing up to the Church of St. George for a panoramic view of the coast, taking a dip in the sea right there, or having a leisurely seafood lunch.

The harbor in Piran

The harbor in Piran

Piran is full of picturesque winding alleyways. As you wander through the streets, you see fresh laundry drying above you, and hear the sounds of family meals wafting it from open windows.

One of the winding alleys of Piran

One of the winding alleys of Piran

In the next few days we will be singing in the magnificent San Marco and the Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli, as well as visiting the Ospedaletto, so look for accounts of our upcoming performances soon. If you happen to be in Venice right now, please check out our performance schedule and come listen to us!

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