The Piran - Pula service was operated by Trieste Lines.
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Located on the Gulf of Piran, on the Adriatic Sea coast, lies the Slovenian town of Piran. Having been shaped by the Venetian Republic and Austria-Hungary, the town's historical monuments are quite different from those found in other parts of the country. The town's walls were built to protect it from the Ottomans and many sections of the walls, hailing from different periods, remain and are a popular attraction with visitors.
Located inside the old town walls are charming narrow streets providing visitors with more than a hint of what the town used to be like. In the town's main square sits a statue of perhaps the most famous man in Piran, the well known Guiseppe Tartini. He was a composer and virtuoso violinist who was born in a house a short distance from the square. In the north of Piran's town centre the road takes travellers past the hamlet of Fiesa into Strunjan, while to the south the coastal road leads to Portoroz, with its famous beach. The town eases gently into the new town of Lucija with its very famous marina. Beyond the smaller peninsula of Seca the Secovlje saltpans open to view.
From the town's port ferries operate to Venice in Italy.
The Croatian city of Pula is located close to the base of the Istrian Peninsular, and is the region's largest city. The most popular attraction in the city is the well preserved Roman amphitheatre and is one of the most famous sights in the whole of Croatia. Although the presence of the amphitheatre is an acknowledgement of the city's Roman past, its history go back further than the Romans. Archaeological findings in the area suggest that Pula’s history stretches back to 40,000 or even 1 million years BC.
Following the fall of the Roman Empire, the city came under the control of a number of different cultures including the Eastern Goths for 45 years, to 538, when it then became part of the Byzantine Empire until the Slavs began their colonisation in the early part of the 7th century. Another popular attraction in the city is the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi which was built between 29 and 27 BC in honour of the Sergi family who fought on the side of Octavian who later became the Emperor Augustus in the Battle of Actium, in the present day Greece.
The city's port is busy in the summer with ferry services departing to Venice, where connections can be made to other Italian destinations, Rimini, and Kooper and Losinj in Croatia.