Tartini's square, Piran

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    St Peter church

    by solopes Updated Dec 28, 2013

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    A modest church from the 18Th century, built upon another one 600 years older, has as main attraction a restored crucifix from the 14Th century. A relief over the door shows Christ giving the keys to Peter.

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    Tartiniev

    by solopes Updated Jun 23, 2012

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    This wide oval square is the center of the city, with the best buildings around it, and with the other attractions at short distance in all directions.

    Its placed was formerly occupied by the port, but the bad smells that affected town hall, built in 1872, and sanitary reasons, justified that, in 1984, it was filled in, building the large square.

    In 1896, a monument celebrating Guiseppe Tartini, a famous violinist born 200 years before in Piran, was erected in the centre of the square, by the venetian artist Antonio del Zotto.

    No surprise that the local children are invited to enjoy the place.

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    Tartini square: St Peter’s Church

    by JLBG Written Sep 25, 2009

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    Photo 1: Cerkev sv. Petra (St Peter’s Church) was first built in 1272 on a place that was outside the city walls of that period. The church that we can see today was built in 1818 in an academic and classic style.

    Photo 2 shows the Church in its environment, with the city wall in the background, on top of the hill.

    Photo 3: The carving on top of the entrance represents St. Peter being given the keys.

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    The Court House

    by JLBG Written Sep 25, 2009

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    The Court House

    The Court House is the second most imposing building of Tartini square, after the Town Hall. The “new” Court house was built between 1885 and 1891 on the western side of Tartini square in a neo-classical style. It has three monumental entrances. The one on the right is a blind entrance. Only the main entrance and the left entrance have wooden doors. I have read in several documents :“it has two 17th-century doors”. That would mean that these two doors were taken from a previous building. It is difficult to believe and I have not found any document to substantiate this saying.

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    Tartini square

    by JLBG Written Sep 25, 2009

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    Photo 1 shows the east and south sides of Tartini square. On the left of the photo stands Saint Peter’s Church. On top of the hill, parts of the city wall are clearly seen.

    Photo 2 shows in the middle of the photo a half hidden Venetian house.

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    Giuseppe Tartini

    by JLBG Updated Sep 25, 2009

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    Photo 1: In the middle of Tartini square stands the statue of Tartini, the great man of Piran.. Giuseppe Tartini was a compositor and violinist, born in 1692 in Pirano, then a part of the Republic of Venice. He lived most of his life in Padua (at that time also a part of the Republic of Venice), where he died in 1770. He wrote several theoretical books about music. He wrote 130 violin concertos, 150 violin sonatas and other. Among his most famous achievements are:
    - The Devil's Trill Sonata
    - Didone abandonata Sonata
    - L'arte dell'arco (50 Variations on a gavotte by Arcangelo Corelli.

    Photo 2 shows Tartini’s birth house where there is now a small memorial.

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    Tartini square

    by JLBG Written Sep 25, 2009

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    Photo 1 shows the central part (north-East) of Tartini square, the heart of the town, with on the left the pink Venetian house (see other tip)

    Photo 2 shows the central part (North West) of Tartini Square with the statue of Tartini in the middle, the Venetian house on the right and the town Hall on the left.

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    Tartiniev Trg with St George church in the backgro

    by JLBG Written Sep 25, 2009

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    Photo 1 shows the very bottom of the bay on the left. It is shallow and only very small boats can anchor along the quay. In the near background, the beginning of Tartiniev Trg (Tartini Square) (south western part). In the middle of the photo, the building with three arches is the narrow side of the Court House ; the front is on Tartini square (see Court House tip). In the far background Saint George church and the Baptistery of St. John the Baptist (sv. Janez Krstnik), better seen on photo 2.

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    Tartini square.

    by cachaseiro Written Jul 13, 2009

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    Tartini square.

    The main square in Piran is called Tartine square after the music composer Giuseppe Tartini who was born in Piran.
    It´s quite a big square for such a small town and it is real nice, especially at night where it really comes to live with loads of people sitting on the square and children playing all over the place.
    The square used to be part of the harbour, but a little over a 100 years ago they filled up the harbour and now they have this wonderful square where the harbour used to be.

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    The Square, which is not square

    by csordila Updated Nov 24, 2008

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    History is reflected in the shining marble of Tartini Square in Piran in all its richness of colour and exciting expectation. Tartini Square is where the lively and important events of the coming week are announced by the Mayor’s Herald in his colourful historical costume. Guided sightseeing tours of the old town begin at the monument to the great composer and virtuoso violinist, a famous son of this city, Giuseppe Tartini.
    The town square, ironic in the fact that it is actually a large oval of polished white marble, is perhaps the town’s most distinctive feature, visible in every high altitude photos, in books and on post cards.
    The square itself is perhaps the widest open space in the town, especially compared to some of the extremely narrow medieval streets which measured at most four feet in width in some of the older parts of the town.
    If you get tired, go up to the terrace bar at the top of Hotel Tartini, and drinking a cool Campari you can admire the lovely square and its surrounding, the beautiful architecture, the charming small marina and the views up to the hills.

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    Tartini Memorial Museum

    by csordila Updated Nov 24, 2008

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    It is one of the oldest buildings in Piran where the wellknown virtuoso violinist, composer, teacher and inventor was born, documents from the year 1384 mention it as "Casa Pizagrua".
    The museum on the 1st floor houses the musician's funeral mask, some music scores, various portraits, frescoes, an oil portrait painting of Tartini and his violin, a prestigious "Amati".
    By the way, Tartini invented a violin bow and taught violin to many students. Among his compositions are sonatas and concertos for violin and other instruments.
    One sonata nicknamed the "Devil's Trill" became world famous because Tartini pretended it had been dictated to him in a dream by the devil. It was a very clever PR, wasn't it?!!
    The tricentennial of his birth was celebrated by a concert in the St. George cathedral in 1992.
    The Birth house was recently renovated in the late eighties, when interesting frescoes were uncovered during renovation works.

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    Marble square

    by tim07 Written Sep 16, 2008
    Tartini Square & Town Hall

    The heart of Piran is the beautiful polished marble Tartini Square. It is named after Guiseppe Tartini, Piran's well known composer & violinist. There is a bronze statue of him on the square.

    The main building on the square is the Town Hall, with its four pillars & stone statue of a lion with an open book.

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    Tartini Square

    by Dabs Updated Jun 20, 2007

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    Just outside the Hotel Tartini is Tartinjev trg (Tartini Square), named after Giuseppe Tartini, a violinist who has a statue in the square. Around the square you can see:

    Town hall-late 19th century, it's the building with the four pillars and the relief of a lion reading an open book which symbolizes peace

    Old court house, adjacent to the Town Hall

    Venetian House at no. 10-ruby red in color, the oldest building on the square dating to the 15th century

    Tartini's house-where the musician was born in 1692 (open to visitors for a small fee)

    St. Peter's Church, we didn't go inside, you can visit and see one of the three Crucifixes of Piran (the others are in Split Croatia and Kotor Montenegro)

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    Plain Square

    by longsanborn Written Nov 16, 2006

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    Since Piran is a small and compact town, I was not surprised that the main square was also small and not interesting. You can walk around the whole area in 10 minutes. Anyway, you can find little shops and restaurants nearby.

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    Tartini Square

    by mikelisaanna Written Oct 21, 2006

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    Tartini Square

    Tartinijev Trg (Tartini Square) is the main square of Piran, and one one the few places in town where you will see cars. The square is adjacen to the harbor, and features some of Piran's largest buildings, including the St. Peter Curch, the Town Hall, the Venetian House, and the Tartini Hotel.

    Tartini Square was named after Giuseppe Tartini, the Italian composer and violinist, who was born in Piran in 1692. A statue of him is featured in the middle of the square.

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