PIRAN THE DREAM CITY
One of the most photogenic cities in the Mediterranean, Piran has preserved its unsurpassed charm. With its quiet lush green environment and proximity to the sea, Piran and its neighbouring city of Portorož, are a great choice for international congresses, business conferences, cultural and entertainment events as well as incentives.
TOP 5 WHERE PEOPLE MEET
The best places to meet, stay and incentivize in Piran and Portorož
CONGRESS CENTRE BERNARDIN
Bernardin creates spontaneous networking environment to increase creativity with inspiring sea-view guestrooms, meeting facilities, large exhibition space and walking distance venues on the Mediterranean. Congress centre Bernardin with 19 modern multifunctional halls and a total capacity of 2,600 people is the first and the largest convention centre in Slovenia. It offers all services under one roof!
CONVENTION CENTRE PORTUS, LIFECLASS HOTELS & SPA
Popular among meeting venues in Portorož is also the Convention Centre Portus, LifeClass Hotels & Spa. It consist of six hotels, including the 192-room Grand Hotel Portoroz and the 160-room Slovenija, 16,000 square feet of event space for up to 1,200 persons, and a conference center for 520.
METROPOL CONFERENCE CENTRE
As an integral part of the Grand Hotel Metropol, Metropol Business Centre fulfils the demanding standards of the congress-seminar tender. The business center offers 5 conference halls of various sizes. While the biggest hall can seat 150 people, the other ones seating 30 people are perfect for smaller meetings or workshops.
CONVENTION CENTRE KEMPINSKI PALACE
Kempinski Palace Portoroz offers 7 meeting rooms. For business meetings, choose the Mistral Meeting Room with up-to date technical equipment. The magnificent Crystal Hall Ballroom, known for its majestic balls held in the early 20s for the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy, is a perfect choice for glamorous events. Experience private receptions, dinners or unique evenings in the vintage ambiance surrounding the Wine Cellar, with its exquisite culinary creations and fine wines.
CONFERENCE HALL PIRANESI – HOTEL PIRAN
Boutique and full of charm. The view of the wide-open sea or the medieval Piran will make your stay at Hotel Piran a unique experience. With 15 spacious suites, 74 modern 4-star rooms and a small meeting room, this hotel is perfect for smaller events and meetings.
ESSENTIAL MEETING EXPERIENCES
ESSENTIAL INCENTIVE EXPERIENCES
THE TRUFFLE HUNT
Engage yourself in the search of the “diamond of the kitchen”. Istria is a very famous and quite known destination for its truffles which are a highly esteemed and highly prized delicacy in the world of gastronomy. Under the supervision and guidance of professionals learn the basics of truffle hunting and with the help of specially trained dogs test yourself in the search of the prestigious white truffle on the beautiful Istrian landscapes. After a successful day of “hunting” it is time for an exquisite truffles based dinner in the famous restaurant Stari Kaštel.
SEARCH FOR THE LOST VIOLIN
The search of the lost violin is an excellent team building experience and a unique and fun way of discovering the gorgeous city Piran. Following the traces of Giuseppe Tartini, the famous composer born in Piran, through the typical Venetian streets, visiting attractions, finding clues and solving various mysteries, your mission will be to find the missing Tartini violin. The event concludes with delicious Mediterranean refreshments and a concert played on the once long-lost instrument.
SALT MINER FOR A DAY
The Sečovlje salt pans are the northernmost salt pans in the Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful landscapes in Slovenia. After a short tour of the salt pans, participants in small groups will compete in producing the famous salt flower in the traditional way, based on a 700-year-old method, that harmonizes man and nature. A nice competition and good team effort builds up an appetite that will be satisfied with a delicious Mediterranean lunch in the authentic atmosphere at the Sečovlje salt pans.
Between Portorož and Piran lies the historic salt warehouse of Monfort that is listed as both cultural and historical heritage. Built in the time of Napoleon, Monfort nowadays no longer stores salt but is an exhibition gallery that is also a part of the coastal regional galleries for modern art. It offers a large, rustic area suitable for larger events.
Next to St. Francis Church is a Franciscan monastery with a gracefully designed atrium, the Cloister, which represents one of the best cloister atrium designs in the Istrian coastal region. Leading to the Cloister is a half-arched portal adorned with richly carved columns, bearing an architrave with an inscription and coats of arms. Due to its beautiful atmosphere and good acoustics, the Cloister has for many decades been the setting for the Musical Evenings of Piran. With the capacity of 120, it is a great venue for concerts, exhibitions and evening receptions.
The Tartini theatre is a fine example of a fin-de-siècle complete work of art, created in mixed Historicist and Secessionist styles. Various cultural events including concerts, exhibitions, film screenings and stage performances are organised there. The space is also used for conferences, symposia, seminars, presentations and receptions. The Tartini Theatre has a capacity of 263 seats within an area of 350 square metres.
WHEN IN PIRAN
MUST TASTE – Gastronomy
Piran sea bass in salt
At least once in your lifetime you need to taste the Piran sea bass, fish of outstanding quality produced in Slovenia. Piran sea bass in salt is one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to prepare a sea bass. We recommend you visit Casa Nostromo in Piran to have a taste of this culinary perfection. Our tip: For groups up to 50 people Fonda fish farm offers a tour and degustation. This can be a great incentive trip where participants can learn and experience the king of Slovenian fish.
CARRY ME HOME – Gadgets.
Dark Chocolate With Fleur De Sel
A perfect balance of bitter and sweet, with just a hint of traditionally harvested virgin salt. A true delicacy made for connoisseurs. This chocolate contains at least 62% cocoa solids and is sold in Portorož (Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, Solni cvet shop) and Piran (Benečanka shop).
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
- also called a pearl of Slovenian Mediterranean coast
- tiny, friendly and overwhelmingly picturesque
- different venues all within easy reach
- rich history
- excellent climate, exceptional geographical diversity
surrounded by healthy and clean sea
- top-quality conference services are available in venues located by the sea and surrounded by greenery
- various cultural and art establishments
- top Istrian cuisine
- Piran countryside is a sports heaven; guests can enjoy marked bicycle paths and hiking trails
- the proximity of Portorož makes Piran even more inviting and opens up new possibilities when looking for different venues for your event
- nearest airport with international connections is Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport and is 82 km away