Izola is an old fishing town with a rich history. The latin name for island is "izola" and Izola use to be an island that was connected to the mainland by a stony bridge. Established by refugees from Aquileia in the 7th century, the town was once surrounded by a wall, which was pulled down at the beginning of the 19th century, the material used to cover the sea between the island and mainland. Once known as a town of rebels, it gained independence in 1253; for a short period becoming a town with proper laws and authority. In the 13th and 14th centuries there were "town wars" with Piran and Koper. The town has a good fishing industry and nautical centre. It made its first steps toward tourism when thermal water was discovered in 1820.
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