Ciao! I'm Pino... - Portorož - Piran

Ciao! I'm Pino...

... chatbot for Portorož & Piran!

I'm a local, so I know all the secrets of Portorož, Piran and the surroundings. 

I am still new to social media, a little bit clumsy but I'm learning. 

I am, however, always happy to assist you with your enquiries, providing I know the answer.

My favourite topics are:

Accommodation (ask »Where to stay?«),

Activities (»What to do?«),

General tourist information such as souvenirs, guided tours, vignette (use the following keywords »souvenir«, »guided tour«, »vignette«),

Events in Portorož and Piran (type »events« and I will ask you about venue, time and date),

Opening hours of some restaurants and other tourist attractions,

Advice for families (»family hotel«, »what to do with kids«, »family trips«, »pools for kids« …),

Advice on bringing your pets (»what to do with pets«, »pet friendly accommodation« …),

I also like to recommend (»best family hotel«, »best restaurant«, »best ice cream«, »best coffee« …),

Direct you to (»where is«, »where can I find«, »where to go«) the post office (»post office«), ATM (»ATM«), spa and sauna (»sauna« …),

And inform you on where to park (type keyword »parking«).

Instructions on how to quickly reach me

For now, I am available for a chat on Facebook Messenger:

I am currently staying on my Facebook profile:

In the future I will move to other channels too.

Where to find me?

Open Facebook Messenger.

Click on your profile picture, left top corner. You will see a code.

This code enables others to get in touch with you.

Click the code and choose »scan code« from the menu. Scan my code and you are ready to go.

Prize game

The "Pino" prize contest has ended. We have five winners, who will get an experience of their choice in the value of up to €42.00 (VAT included). The lucky winners are:

2nd price: /
3rd price:/
4th price: EMBRACE THE MEDIEVAL PIRAN, Mrs. T. Furlan

We would like to congratulate all the winners and wish you an unforgettable adventure in the Slovenian Istria! More on Terms and Conditions

per person
Wine experience with a sunset backdrop in Slovenian Istria's hinterland
9.7.2019 - 1.9.2020
The Brič Estate's wine tastings are unlike traditional tastings. 
Brič d.o.o.
per person
Fonda fish garden - your next unforgettable day
All sea and seafood lovers are offered an interesting and unforgettable experience, guided tours of the Fonda fish and shellfish farm. We will fi ...
Ribogojnica Fonda
Relax in Vila Piranesi & sea adventure with Vintage Boat Tours
8.8.2019 - 30.9.2020
Relax in the beautiful Vila Piranesi and embark on an unforgettable sea adventure with the Vintage Boat Tours.
Vila Piranesi & Vintage Boat Tours
per person
Explore Sečovlje Salina Nature Park with a bike
1.5.2019 - 31.1.2022
If you want to explore the natural sights, take a family trip to the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. You will learn how salt is produced and how the salt ...
GO PORTOROŽ Sport / Travel / Event

Who is Pino?

Pino is a local. A thoroughbred Istrian. Slovenian Istria has been home to his ancestors for many generations. His relatives live here too – in nearby villages and coastal towns. That is why Pino has settled here with his family.

He is very connected to the area he has grown up in and enjoys reminiscing about grandma's cooking, grandpa's stories he would listen to over lunch, and the adventures he had as a child when he cycled with friends and his dog Frenki to the coast. Frenki was the most loyal friend a boy could want and was always present on all their adventures.  Pino's mum gave the dog its name, as she loved listening to Frank Sinatra ...

Today Pino is a grown-up man. He is 44 and is a proud owner of a coffee spot in Piran. He enjoys spending time with his guests, making them coffee himself and chats about everything from the weather, the sea, where to go on a trip nearby, to where to eat, where to stay, where are the good cycling paths, where famous people live...

Pino also has his own salt harvesting field. He inherited it from his father, who inherited it from his father and so on for quite a few generations. That is also where Pino likes to relax and forget about the world around him. He puts on his »taperins«, and grabs a »gavera«. As he's working the field, he is oblivious to everything but the smell of salt, the warm sunrays and the memories of days gone by.

He likes to bring his two children along. Ana is 7 and Nino is 4. It is right that they learn about the traditions and their roots. Pino would really like them to fall in love with the Istrian land. He also wants his parents to be proud. Pino and his family enjoy being active outside – going paddling on a SUP to Fiesa, picnicking in Padna on bikes, hiking on Slavnik ...

The development of this website has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.