Muggia,this small istrian venetian town conserves an intact venetian style architecture.
With its lanes, docks, typical squares ant its cathedral, it is one of the most characteristic small towns on the istrian coast, a few kilometers from the Slovenian border and Croatia.
Situated in a strategic position, you can easily reach Trieste either by car, in less than twenty minutes or with the ferry boat which takes you directly to the beautiful and famous Piazza Unità; a short distance away there is Piran the venetian pearl, the birthplace of the famous composer Tartini.
Rising behind Muggia is the Carso plateau, with its magnificent natural and geological wonders. The most outstanding of these geological formations is the Grotta Gigante, the world’s largest underground cavern which you can visit (http://www.grottagigante.it), or the San Canzian caves in Slovenia. You can also go for walks in the woods and paths in the Carso.
In one hour by car you can reach Ljubljana and in less than two hours Venice.
Muggia is also starting point of Parenzana http://www.parenzana.it/, cycling tour of 130 km along the old Austrian railroad crossing the wonderful Istrian countryside and connecting two sea cities: Trieste and Porec.
And also arrival point of The Alpe-Adria-Trail, that connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in a total of 43 stages and circa 750 km. This long-distance hiking trail leads from the foot of the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner, through the most beautiful mountain and lake regions in Carinthia, and without any major detours leads close to the point where the three countries of Austria, Italy and Slovenia intersect at the Dreiländereck, and then on towards Muggia.
In and around Muggia you can relax in the comfortable and shaded beach establishments, in agreement with the hotel, 10 minutes walking distance from us. Try also the appetizing local gastronomic specialties, dedicate time to fishing, or go for outings in sailing or motor boats and cycle along the coast to nearby Slovenia.
Not to mention the pleasurable walks which you can do from the hotel which is situated next to the small port in the historic center, which passing through ancient lanes and squares takes you to the XIV Century castle.
Nearby there is a horse riding school and the Slovenian thermal spa is only 5 kilometers away.
If you want to join us for the Carnival (http://www.carnevaldemuja.com), this spectacular event culminates in a colorful procession of costumes and allegorical floats on Sunday.
On the second Sunday of October you can enjoy the sight of the thousands of boats which take part in the world famous sailing race “La Barcolana”.