Evaluating appearances of towns and villages, which
this year includes Piran.
This year, Piran is participating in a prestigious
competition for the most beautiful European towns and villages Entente Florale
Europe 2017. Entente Florale Europe is a Europe-wide horticultural evaluation,
whose basic purpose is to enhance the quality of life in local communities
regarding the appearance and feel of the place. It is aimed at improving
housing culture as well as an aesthetically pleasing and nature friendly
appearance of the living environment.
Slovenia joined the movement in 1998, when it has
become an international evaluation of one town and one village. Each year, the
project board Entente florale Slovenija enters one candidate for each of the
categories, one town and one village. The condition to enter the international
evaluation is a good mark in the annual national competition “Moja dežela lepa
in gostoljubna” (My Country, Beautiful and Hospitable), organized by the
Tourist Association of Slovenia. A separate commission then further decides
which of the chosen places will enter the European competition. This year,
Slovenia has entered Žalec and Piran.
A 9-member international commission is visiting Piran
on Sunday, 25th June 2017. It will present its evaluation after the
tour of the Portorož-Piran area and its surroundings, which is taking place
along a predetermined route. It is of utmost importance that we carefully
prepare for the evaluation and show how beautiful our community is and that our
plans for the future enable sustainability. The tour will start in the Tartini
Square and finish at the square on the Trg Prekomosrskih Brigad street in
Portorož. In-between, the tour will take the commission past the Mediadom
Pyrhani, the Church of St. George, the town cemetery, the public corporation
Okolje Piran, the Strunjan Landscape Park, the Sečovlje Salt-pans Landscape
Park, the Rowing Centre, the open wellness Lepa Vida, Forma viva at Seča, the sports
hall in Lucija at its park of sports, the Rose Park and the Portorož promenade.
These are only the main points, composing the route, the commission will take
on foot and by car in exactly six hours, which is the official length of the
For more information about the European association,
Entente Florale Europe, visit http://www.entente-florale.eu/, and for the
Slovene assossiation, Entente florale Slovenija, visit http://www.entente-florale.si/slo/.