Tartini's square, Piran

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    St Peter’s Church

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 6, 2006

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    The original church was built in 1272 and used to stand outside the town walls. Its present look was achieved by the architect Pietro Nobile in 1818. Above the entrance there is a relief made by the sculptor Antonio Bossi, which represents the handing over of the keys to St. Peter. The interior features the Piran Crucifix that dates from 1370.

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    Flagpoles

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 6, 2006

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    These flagpoles were originally erected in the 15th century in front of the old town hall before being moved to their current location at the entrance into Tartini Square when the square was built at the end of the 19th century. On the first pole there is a relief of the winged lion of St. Mark whilst the second pole features a relief of St. George, the town protector, on a horse.

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    Tartini monument

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 6, 2006

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    This monument in front of the Town Hall is dedicated to Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) who was a violinist and composer and who wrote around 130 concertos and over 170 sonatas and stands in a square that is also dedicated to him. He was born in Piran and attended the academy "I virtuosi" in Piran, which gathered all Piran scholars, to discuss music, art and literature before continuing his studies at the Law Faculty of the Padova University. In 1721 he was invited to play first violin and be concert master in the St. Anthony Cathedral in Padova. He was appointed without any audition, the fact confirming the great reputation he already achieved as virtuoso and carried on performing and writing music. This monument was erected in 1896 and is the work of Venetian Antonio dal Zotto.

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    Tartini Square

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 6, 2006

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    Tartini Square was once the inner harbour for the fishing boats of the town. In the year 1894 the harbour was filled in, due to bad smell, filth and for health and sanitary reasons, and a large square was built in front of the new Town Hall, (built between 1877-79 by Givanni Righetti), and the Court House (built between 1885-91). The square is named after Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) who was a violinist and composer and who wrote around 130 concertos and over 170 sonatas. Other notable buildings on the square include the red Venetian Gothic gem building in the corner dating from the 15th century and the 13th century St Peter’s Church.

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    PIRAN

    by olja1234 Updated May 18, 2006

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    It isn't unusually at all, that the sea flood the Tartini's square and around, in autumn times.
    This is very old photo, taken in 1985, rather yellow already.
    Nowadays it isn't allowed to park the cars next to the Tartini's monument.

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    PIRAN

    by olja1234 Updated May 18, 2006

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    Tartini's House.

    Tartini's square is encircled by remarkable buildings. One of the oldest houses is Tartini house (see the photo: on the right side ) where Guiseppe Tartini was born. The house was renovated between the years 1985 and 1991. Now, it is used for cultural events, exhibitions and various workshops. On the first floor there is the Tartini Memorial room, containing many interesting exibits as: the death mask, the master's violin, the music score pages...

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    PIRAN

    by olja1234 Updated May 18, 2006

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    At the very center of Piran, a beautiful square, named after violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, is located. You realy can't miss it. At the middele of round plato, town of Piran raised a monument to the memory of Giuseppe Tartini.

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    Tartini Square

    by himalia11 Written Oct 3, 2005

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    Tartini Square with Townhall (on the left)

    At the place of the Tartini Square, there formerly was a fisher harbour. In 1894, it was filled in and this square was build. When the electric railway between Portorož and Lucija was build, this square was used for the turn-over of the trams. Today, this square is made from white marble, and it was funny to see that only few people walked over the place, as if they fear to make this radiant white square dirty!

    The place is named after Guiseppe Tartini, a composer and violinist who was born 1692 in Piran. You can visit his birthplace which is found at the square. Also, there’s a monument of Tartini on the square.

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    Tartini Square

    by novsco61 Updated Jan 18, 2005

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    The square was named after a famous native of Piran, the violinist, composer and music theoretician Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1777), who was responsible for carrying the name of his birthplace far and wide across Europe.
    To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Tartini's birth the people of Piran decided to erect a memorial to him in the middle of the square.

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    Giuseppe Tartini

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 30, 2003

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    The statue of G. Tartini

    The Main Square of the town, which is also starting point of the city tour, was named after Giuseppe Tartini, a famous composer and violinist who was born in the town of Piran. His statue stands in the central position of the square.

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    Check out Tartinijev Trg,...

    by DrewV Updated Oct 2, 2003

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    Skating rink?  NO!  Tartinijev Trg

    Check out Tartinijev Trg, formerly Piazza de Tartini, named after Guiseppe Tartini, great Baroque violinist. His piazza/trg/square is the centre of Piran and is your first view when you enter the town from the bus stop by the marina. What I particularly like is how smooth the floor of the piazza is -- see how shiny it is? I just dig it.

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    Tartini Monument

    by Skeptic-jr Written Aug 25, 2003

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    Giuseppe Tartini, a great violinist and composer, was born in Piran in 1692 (+1770). In the end of 19th century the Venetian Antonio dal Zotto made a monument which dominates the Tartini Square up to now.

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    THIS GALANT MAN IS TARTINI......

    by eden_teuling Written Jul 1, 2003

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    THE VIOLONIST TARTINI

    Giuseppe Tartini is his name and his statue is on the Tartini square, the round square (is that possible??) near the harbour and Old Town......

    He live from 8th April 1692 - 26th February 1770).
    His father was a Philanthropist in Piran (Istrië) who wanted him to study Theology.
    But no, he disobeyed his father and went to Padua in Italy to study LAW, while teaching violin lessons.
    One of his students was the cardinal's niece, he fell in love with her and the eloped.
    The girl's father had him arrested, his own family didn't give him anymore money and the poor man roamed Itali without the love-of-his-life till he arrived in ASSISI.

    He became an important composer and violonist......

    Now his galant and elegant statue is in Piran to be admired.

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    tartini square

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jun 10, 2003

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    detail of tartini trg

    This is the square which isn't square: it's round - actually to be precise it's a roundabout. However make no mistakes about it: it's a true jewel: all of Piran's most interesting buildings are place around this "square" - and the road that goes around it is little trafficked - since driving inside town is allowed to residents only.
    This square was built in the 19th century by filling in the inner harbour and its named after the most illustrious Citizen of Piran: the violinist, composer and music theoretician Giuseppe Tartini

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    Tartinijev trg is the heart of...

    by maykal Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Tartinijev trg is the heart of Piran, named after the town's most famous resident, the violinist Giuseppe Tartini. At one end of the square (no, not square...it was round!) is a statue of the famous fiddler. Around the square, two huge buildings stand out...one is the town hall, and the second is a museum which was shut for renovation work when I visited. The square, like many in Slovenija, is a very popular place for rollerbladers...is it a Slovene national sport?!! Crossing the square can be quite perilous!

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