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Welcome to Izola,
Izola is an old fishing town with a rich
history. With its pleasant position and
own marina it is also an important nautical
centre. The first step toward tourism started in
1820 when thermal water was discovered.

Like other coastal towns Izola also has a long, unique, and rich history.

It use to be known as a town of the rebels. In 1253 it declared its independence and for a
short period of time became a town with its own laws and authority.
In the 13th and 14th century the town battled so called "town wars" with Piran and Koper.
Middle ages were spent under the Venetian rule.
Izola use to be an island but during the French occupation in the early 19th century, the city
walls were torn down and used to fill in the channel that separated the island of Izola from
the mainland.
I love to sit in a café in the center of town and
people watch. You see them going to and
from the Farmers market which is close by,
you see kids coming home from school and
mums running around with their strollers.
Streets are narrow so when people decide to
talk with their neighbor they simply open the
window.