This fully furnished and beautifully renovated building used to house the living quarters and workshops of local cobblers and their families long ago, when the Venetian Republic reigned over the city. The building is aptly named "Casa Calegaria"
The building is aptly named "Casa Calegaria" and is located in "Via Calegaria" or Čevljarska ulica, which is Slovenian for Cobblers Street, the main street in the old part of the city of Koper. To this day, you will find shoe stores along the street, as well as other shops, pastry shops, jewellery shops and a couple of small pubs and cafés.The "Casa Calegaria" has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen with a dining area, spread over an area of 100 m2.
Each room is equipped with two beds with complete bedding sets, air conditioning (heating, cooling), a wardrobe and a TV with satellite channels. A baby cot will be provided free of charge.
The bathrooms are also fully furnished and equipped with in-wall and underfloor heating. We supply towels, which may only be used on the premises. Our guests are free to wash and dry the towels, as the apartment is equipped with a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.
The kitchen is equipped with a stove, an oven, a microwave, a coffee maker, a fridge and a freezer. Why not make yourself at home and decorate the fridge door with your own fridge magnet? Here you'll find everything you'll ever need to meet your cooking needs, from a kitchen scale, to a smoothie maker and various pots, plates, cutlery, glasses, mugs, etc. And while you're cooking, you can catch up with your favourite show on the kitchen satellite TV set.
High-speed wireless Internet can be accessed anywhere within the premises.
The old town centre is closed to all traffic, so you may not be able to drive right up to the front door, but ample parking is available at a public car park only a 3-minute walk away. Say goodbye to all the traffic noise and enjoy the quiet nights!
In the immediate vicinity of the house, you will find everything you might need (all times quoted are walking times):
Bakery - 1 min
Bar - 1 min (several bars within a radius of no more than 5 min)
Restaurant - 2 min (several restaurants with vegetarian, local and international cuisine, some fast food places - within a walking radius of 3 min)
Grocer's shop (supermarket) - 2 min
Church - 2 min
Bus stop - 3 min
Taxi - 3 min
Train station - approx. 15 min
Car park - 2 min
Parking garage - 3 min (not free of charge)
Beach - 5 min (free town beach, open to the public)
Žusterna beach - 15 min
The water temperature is generally warm enough for swimming from early June to late September.
Seafront promenade - 2 min
Market - 3 min
Shopping centres with cinemas, bars, bowling alley, night club - 10 min
Museum - 4 min
Theatre - 4 min
University - 2 min
ATM -1 min
Bank - 1 min
Health-care centre - 4 min
Multipurpose sports hall - 5 min
Stadium - 6 min
Luka Koper (the Port of Koper) - 15 min
Water port terminal - 7 min (with free panoramic lift)
All the country's most popular seaside towns and destinations are just a car ride away:
Izola - Once a fishing island, Izola takes its name from the Italian word for "island" - Isola). Nowadays it’s a small, modern seaside town, suitable for those looking for a peaceful place, where they can enjoy long walks on the beach and swimming - less than 6 km away (5 min).
Strunjan – A nature reserve with salt-pans and a wellness centre - 11 km (10 min).
Portorož - A cosmopolitan "Riviera" style resort with luxurious hotels, bars and casinos and a long sandy beach - 14 km (15 min)
Piran - The pearl of the Adriatic is the second oldest town in Slovenia. Nestled on the tip of the Gulf of Piran and surrounded by medieval walls - 16 km (17 min).
Sečovlje - A nature reserve with salt-pans, where salt is still produced to this day - 18 km (17 min).
All the seaside towns are connected by the Parenzana hiking and cycling trail, which rarely intersects with roads. You can finish the portion of the trail on the Slovenian territory on a bicycle in little over an hour. The entire trail starts in Trieste (Italy), passes through all the seaside towns in Slovenia and continues to the town of Poreč in Croatia.
The surrounding villages of Padna, Nova Vas, Korte, Puče and Krkavče are 15 to 30 minutes away. Experience authentic Mediterranean cuisine in one of the many wine cellars and family-owned restaurants, where you can sample and buy homemade olive oil and other local products.
Lipica- 30 km (30 min) - A visit to the Lipica Stud Farm and its mansion will take you back to a time when horse-drawn carriages were the norm on the streets. Here you will meet the Lipizzaner horse, considered by many the embodiment of grace. If you're a golf lover, there's also a golf course with 9 holes, driving range, pitching and putting greens, just waiting to be conquered by you.
Postojna Cave - 60 km (40 min) – The largest Karst cave in Slovenia is over 20 kilometres in length. Each year, the cave is visited by more than 500 thousand people. Enjoy a train ride through the breathtakingly beautiful underground landscape!
Ljubljana - 100 km (1 h) - The capital city of Slovenia. On top of a hill, the Ljubljana castle watches over the old town. Ljubljana is known for its many bridges that cross the Ljubljanica river. Whether you're a sucker for romantic old towns, a party-animal or an avid shopper, Ljubljana is the place to be!
Bled - 160 km (1 ½ h) - Home of the world-famous lake with a quaint little church on a quaint little island right in the middle of it. The surrounding Julian Alps add to the place's undeniable charm.
Kranjska Gora and Planica - 190 km (2 hours) - A great choice for lovers of outdoor activities. In the summer, you can opt for walking, hiking, bicycling and so much more and in the winter you can go skiing, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, etc.)
Bovec and Kobarid - 150 km (2 hours) - Two towns in the heart of the Julian Alps - a perfect starting point for hiking, mountaineering, adventure sports (rafting, canyoning, etc.) or, if you're more of a history buff, explore one of the historical trails from the First World War.
Maribor and Ptuj - 240 km (2 h) - Maribor is the capital of the Štajerska region (Styria), strategically located at the crossroads of some of the major European routes along the Drava river. Also located along the Drava river is the town of Ptuj, which is known as the oldest Slovenian town, as its first settlement dates back to the ancient Romans.
Trieste and the Miramare Castle - (20 km - 30 min, 30 km - 40 min) Trieste has been the trade, commercial and economic centre of the northern Adriatic region from the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The Miramare Castle was built by Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian - younger brother of Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria. Visitors can take a stroll through its magnificent park and admire the museum, which tells the history of the place.
Grado - 85 km (1 h) - A popular seaside resort with many bars offering plenty of entertainment. The town's beaches are a dream destination for kite-surfing and surfing enthusiasts.
Venice (Venezia -190 km (2 h)) - This world-famous tourist attraction is only a couple of hours away. The city, which stands on wooden pillars, is renowned for its canals and bridges and is considered to be one of the most romantic places on Earth. The best way to make the trip truly unforgettable is to reach Venice by boat. There's a catamaran which leaves from Piran and takes you directly to Venice.
Koper is located near the border with Croatia (Dragonja, 8 km away), which means that you can reach any of the popular tourist destinations on the Croatian side of the Istrian coast in no time at all.
Pula (Croatia) 100 km - 1h 15 min - Pula is the administrative centre of Istria. Pula or Pulj in Slovenian, is a seaside town famous for its Arena (or amphitheatre), which saw the downfall of many a gladiator in the times of the Ancient Romans. Nowadays, the Arena is primarily a venue for various festivals and cultural events.
How to reach us:
By air to/from:
Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, formerly Trieste – Ronchi dei Legionari Airport - 65 km (45 min)
Ljubljana Airport - 125 km (1,15 h)
Venice Airport – Airport in Venice Marco Polo - 170 km (1,40 h)
Pula Airport (Pula) - 100 km (1,10 h)
Krk/Rijeka Airport - 110 km (1,30 h)
Zagreb Airport - 250 km (2,30 h)
Vienna Airport - 480 km (4,40 h)
Munich Airport - 500 km (5 h)
We offer assistance in organizing transportation services and trips. Should you have any queries or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.