Muggia is a small, pretty istrian venetian town, which conserves an intact venetian style of architecture.
With her lanes, docks, typical squares ant its cathedral, Muggia is one of the most characteristic small towns on the istrian coast, a few kilometers away from the Slovenian border and from 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 main squre, Piazza Unità d'Italia; a short distance away from Muggia you can find Piran, the venetian pearl, and birthplace of the famous composer Giuseppe Tartini.
Standing behind Muggia lies 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 cave, which is open for visiting (http://www.grottagigante.it), or the San Canzian caves in Slovenia. You can also go hiking in the picturesque woods and paths around Carso.
You can reach Ljubljana (SLO) in one hour by car, and Venice in less than two hours.
Muggia is also the starting point of the Parenzana (http://www.parenzana.it/), a cycling tour of 130 km along the old Austrian railroad crossing the wonderful Istrian countryside and connecting two sea cities: Trieste and Porec.
Muggia is also the arrival point of The Alpe-Adria-Trail, which connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia over a total of 43 stages and circa 750 km. This long-distance hiking trail starts at the feet of the highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner, procedes through the beautiful mountain and lake regions in Carinthia, and without any major detours passes 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, ten minutes walking distance from our hotel. You can also try 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 enjoy from the hotel, 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 Muggia there is also a horse riding school, and a Slovenian thermal spa is only 5 kilometers away.
If you wish you can also join us for the Carnival (http://www.carnevaldemuja.com), a spectacular event culminating in a colorful procession of costumes and allegorical floats each February.
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” (http://www.barcolana.it).