The oldest building in town is this venetian house, in Tartiniev square. dating from the 15Th century. There's a relief under the second floor windows, that refer to some loving adventures of the owner, not very well accepted by the population. Well, that was his problem, his house was nice (and rich, and that's why the population... you know!)
Photo 1 shows another Venetian House. It is far from being as beautiful as the previous one and might have been altered along the years.
Photo 2: not all the windows are Venetian style and several have a modern design.
Photo 3: however, a Venice lion holding an open book (meaning Peace), stands on the front.
I do not know when this house was built but either it has been built more recently or it has been deeply altered.
The so-called Venetian House (The Venetian House, though there are several Venetian Houses in Piran) stands at 10, Tartiniev Trg. It is the oldest building around the square. It was built in the XVth by a wealthy merchant. It is a fine example of Venetian Gothic style. With its balcony on the angle, it is very elegant.
Photo 1: the Venetian House with St George church in the background.
Photo 2 shows the Venetian House and on the left, in the background a XIXth century house with two women’s head carved on top.
Photo 3 is a close up on the Venetian House alone.
Photo 4 shows better the most significant part of the Venetian House, with its elegant windows.
When the Venetians came to Piran after the fall of the Carolinian Empire in the late 13th Century, they built a lot of buildings as a memento of the power of their Republic.
In the Tartini Square, the centre of the medieval Piran, stands the most beautiful building of the square, the Venetian woman’s House with a typical balcony and window trifora, one of the many examples of architecture in the Venetian Gothic style in Slovenia.
The facade bears a stone heraldic plaque with the initial B and a lion holding in its paws a ribbon with the inscription "Lasa pur dir", around which a legend arose.
According to it, a rich local maiden fell in love with a Venetian merchant. When he was away, evil tongues made the girl's life ever difficult. As a result the sportive merchant had the stone plaque with the inscription "Let them talk" put on the house.
Inside, there's a tiny gift shop selling salt from the nearby saltpan of Secovlje.
This red corner house on Tartini Square is a fine example of 15th century Venetian Gothic architecture. The corner Gothic balcony is the most impressive. Between the windows on the second floor there is a stone relief of a standing lion; under which you can read the inscription "Lassa pur dir" (Let them talk). According to tradition, there is a legend attached to the inscription, as follows:
Once upon a time when Piran was a part of great Venetian Republic, and maritime trade between the European countries and the Orient was flourishing and many a rich merchant was strolling in Piran. They were making bargains in the harbour, waiting for the loading of their merchandise, and in the meantime getting acquainted with the native population. One day a native Venetian merchant fell in love with a beautiful native young girl. He used to come to town and bring her precious gifts, and eventually even decided to build her a palace near the harbour, next to the Loggia. He wanted to show to her the strength of his love, and to show the people of Piran his wealth. The envious citizens were chitchatting about the enflamed couple and the resentment spread so violently that they devised a means for their own defence, namely the inscription still preserved on the façade of the palace.
A charming red palace, one of the most beautiful examples of Venetian Gothic architecture in Piran. It was build in the middle of 15th Century and is the oldest preserved house on the Tartini Square. With its rich decorated exterior and the corner Gothic balcony it is a beauty, you can't miss.
The 15th- century corner building known as the Venetian House still survives. It is the most beautiful example of Venetian Gothic architecture in Slovenia.
Today the house has a neoclassical facade. During renovation interior murals based on designs by P. Gaspari and G.B. Tiepolo were discovered and restored.
This charming red palace is one of the most beautiful example of Venetian Gothic architecture in Piran. It was built in the middle of the 15th century, and is the oldest preserved house at the Tartini Square.
The corner Gothic balcony is the most ipmressive detail of the building. Between the windows on the second floor there is an immured stone relief with a standing Venetian lion, under the lion you can read the inscription "Lassa pur dir" (let them talk), and it is connected with the love story of an local girl and her boyfriend from Venice.
Nice house in the Venetian Gothic style from 15th century with a picturesque balcony in the corner. In building's face there is also a scuplture of lion with an latin inscription meaning "Let them say". According to the legend this writing was ordered by a marchant who fall in love with girl about whom people were talking that is unfaithful.
While the town hall is the most eye-catching building in Tartini square, the most beautiful building is probably the Venetian house. It's a the - century corner building known as the most beautiful example of Venetian Gothic architecture in Slovenia. The pink façade is a bit garish but it doesn't quite seem out of place and probably shows how this "square" would have looked like in the past. The decorations are truly stunning
According to the legend (which i learned from our handy Lonely Planet guide) this beautiful Venetian House in the city's main Tartinijev Trg was built by a wealthy Venetian merchant for his lover from Piran. The gift generated gossip, so the merchant added a message to the facade. It translates as: "Let them talk."
The little balcony on the side is my favorite though :)
Piran is not so large, but just be sure not to forget to visit Tartinijev Trg (Tartini Place). It is the beating heart of the small town, a meeting place where you will find everything and it is still very well preserved in its original Venetian style.
A most beautiful red house (The Venice House) at the nord-east corner of Tartini
Square built in the middle of the 15th century is the oldest conserved house in
Tartini Square. Between two windows stands a lion on a quarry plate with an
inscription “Lassa pur dir” (Let them talk). An interesting legend is narrowed
why this inscription was made.
Long time ago when Piran was under Venice rule, the town experienced an
exceptional flourishing and prosperity. Very important traders from all over the
world came to Piran to trade. They were very powerful and rich. When they were
waiting for the deal, they were socialising with the people in Piran. One time a
very important trader felt in love with a local girl who were very poor. He was
coming often to Piran and he was bringing here precious present and later he
decided that he would build her a house with the balcony so she could wait him
on the balcony when he was arriving to the town. The other girls were very
jealous and they started to talk ugly think about the couple. However, when the
house was complete it was so beautiful that the gossips started to get uglier
and uglier. The couple for it owns defence made a plate with an inscription
“Lassa pur dir”.
I believe this is the known as the Venetian House, dating back to the 15th century. There are a lot of pretty houses here for such a relatively small town.