History & culture
Forma Viva, this unique collection of stone sculptures under the open sky, is situated in a park on the Seča Peninsula near Portorož. It evolved in a series of international encounters between eminent sculptors, in the form of sculptor symposiums, beginning in the year 1961 upon the initiation of two Slovenian artists, Jakob Savinšek and Janez Lenassi. In the 40 years of uninterrupted activity since, sculptors from over 30 countries have left to the Istrian coast and Slovenian cultural treasury over 120 stone sculptures, the majority of which stand in Seča Park, while some are also in the parks of Koper, Izola and Piran.
Portorož and Piran, with their quiet lush green environment and proximity to the sea, have for many years been a locale of choice for organising official state events, international congresses, business conferences, cultural and entertainment events. The Bernardin Resort has one of the biggest congress centres in Slovenia. Your event can be organised in unorthodox venues outside of the congress halls; for example, the town wall of Piran, museums, squares in Piran and Sečovlje Salina. Participants will remember such an event for a long time.