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June 5th Our ship did not reach the port of Koper until noon and we departed on our tour at 12:45. We took a bus to the resort city of Piran where we walked around the town and toured several of their Catholic churches.  It also had the remains of a 15th century wall that could be seen up in the hills. Some of the buildings dated back to the 16th century. The town is only about an hours drive from Trieste in Italy and also close to the Croatian border.  After a few hours in Piran (or Pirano as it is known in Italian) we went to a local winery, Santomas.  We toured the winery and were offered samples of four different kinds of wine. From there we returned to the ship in the town of Koper.

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