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Visit the studio of artist and artisan Marko Jezernik at Studio Sterna, Bolniska 8 (www.jezernik-sp.si), for some alternative reminders of your trip. Besides propagating Piran's alternative lifestyle -- "essential," he says, "for the artist" -- Marko sells satirical paintings, quirky T-shirts, and books of textual and visual impressions of life inspired by the perfect isolation of Piran; you can also pick up one of his idiosyncratic painted beehive panels. As a spirited nonconformist, Marko opens when he feels like it. On Tartini trg, in the Venetian House, visit the stylish outlet of the Secovlje salt mine , Piranske Soline (tel. 05/673-3110; www.soline.si), where you can purchase cosmetic salt, salted chocolate, and coarse sea salt, all beautifully packaged.

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