Tartini Square, Piran

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    tartini square.
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  • the statue of giuseppe tartini.
    the statue of giuseppe tartini.
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    Tartini square.

    by Maurizioago Updated Mar 4, 2010

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    Favorite thing: This is the main square in Piran. It was named after the violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) who was born in this town.

    Long ago it was a harbour for fishing boats. In 1894 it was filled in because of bad smell, filth and for health and sanitary reasons.

    Tartini Square is surrounded by various colorful houses, the New Town Hall, the Court Hall; Tartini's birthplace and the Venetian House. It is a red palace built in the middle of the 15th century. This is the oldest preserved house on this square. This was built by a merchant for his mistress. As a response for the gossips about this relationship a stone inscription with the words "lassa pur dir" (= let them say) was put on the facade.

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    tartini.

    by cachaseiro Written May 27, 2008

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    Favorite thing: the main square in piran is named after the clessical composer and violinist giuseppe tartini who was born in piran.
    the square is where the harbour used to be, but it has now been reclaimed as land and serves as the main square in piran.
    the square is quite big for a town of that size and it gives a nice open feeling to a town that also has a lot of narrow little alleys.
    there is also a statue of giuseppe tartini on the square.

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    GUISEPPI TARTINI

    by BerniShand Written Sep 15, 2005

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    Favorite thing: in Tartini Square stands a statue of Pirans famous son, Guiseppi Tartini
    composer and violinist Tartini was born in 1692 but spent most of his life in Padova, Italy until his death there in 1770, this information struck a chord with me.....Padova was where we had started our trip, and Piran would be the last place we would visit before returning home to the UK

    now I must track down some of Tartini`s music, although he was a prolific composer I cant recal ever hearing any of his music

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    Tartinijev trg

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 30, 2003

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    Tartinijev trg

    Favorite thing: Tartinijev trg (Tartini circus) is named by the famous citizen of Piran, Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770). The circus is situated at the place of previous small town port which was filled up.
    St. George Cathedral, which reigns above the town, was probably built in the 12th century. In the 14th century it was completed to its present size, and later on in 1637, it was renovated in a Baroque style. The bell tower was added in 1650, and it is a smaller scale copy of the San Marco Campanile in Venice.
    St. George, the patron saint of the town, was a Christian prince and knight from Capadoccia.

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    The Tartini Statue

    by KiNyA Written Nov 29, 2003

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    In front of Tartini statue

    Favorite thing: The Tartini statue lies at Tartini Square in Piran.
    Everytime I come here I'm impressed at this place. It's quite big, but usually empty... I feel so BIG here...

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    We reached tour aim!

    by KiNyA Written Nov 29, 2003
    Relaxed in Piran

    Favorite thing: Yes, we reached Piran by bikes.

    Here we are at Tartini square, the central square of Piran.

    On the picture there are I and Katja, happy to be here...

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    trg/square on the Tartinitrg,...

    by billus Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: trg/square on the Tartinitrg, named after one of Piran's famous native sons

    Fondest memory: same scene as above, the next morning

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