Must see attractions in Izola

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    Besenghi degli Ughi Palace

    Izola’s most beautiful building – albeit looking a little worse for wear – is this late-baroque palazzo below the Parish Church of St Maurus. Built between 1775 and 1781, the mansion has windows and balconies adorned with stuccos and wonderful wrought-iron grilles painted light blue. It is now a music school.

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    Manzioli House

    The Venetian Gothic Manzioli House was built in 1470 and was the residence of an Istrian chronicler in the 16th century. Today it houses the bureau looking after the interests of the communità italiana (Italian community) in Izola – and a wine bar.

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    Parish Church of St Maurus

    This renovated, salmon-coloured, 16th-century church and its detached bell tower are on the hill above the town. The views are the main reason to climb up here, but take a peek inside if it's open.

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    Municipal Palace

    On Veliki trg is the Municipal Palace, which now houses offices of the local council. It was built in Gothic style in 1325; but the present baroque facade is from the 17th century.

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    Simon's Bay

    The best beach close to Izola is at Simon’s Bay, about 1.5km to the southwest. It has a grassy area for sunbathing.

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    Church of St Mary of Haliaetum

    This central church dates from around the latter 11th century and has been lovingly restored. It has no set opening times, but is generally left open during daylight hours.