Venice is undoubtedly one of the most visited cities in the world, a city endowed with so much history, culture, and architecture. It is almost as if a European vacation without a trip to Venice is like a birthday without a cake. Yet something has been happening in Venice of late. The locals are simply tired of the very huge influx of tourists from every corner of the earth and there have been protesting marches against the tourism industry. In short, tourists are unwelcome. A new set of rules have also been implemented, which restricts tourists for say, from posing for too long, or standing for too long by the canals, and the list goes on. But that is just one aspect of the story. Venice is extremely expensive! The prices that hotels charge for a night's stay, especially during the summers, are exorbitant, to the extent that a whole different trip can be planned in that amount. Instead of burning that hole in your pocket, change direction, beat the crowd, and head to peaceful Piran, a medieval coastal town in Slovenia, that shares the same Adriatic waters as Venice, and yet, quite literally, is untouched by most of the world. Go there before the world exploits it!