Tartini's square, Piran

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Tartiniev Trg with St George church in the backgro

    by JLBG Written Sep 25, 2009

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    Tartiniev Trg, St George church in the background
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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