Tartini Square - Piran live camWonderful view over the town hall and the Cathedral of St. George

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    • 2 months ago
    • Anne

    Looks flooded here

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    • 4 months ago
    • igor

    Giuseppe tartini was born in Piran (you can see his violin in the birth house). You have to stay in town a few days to appreciate it! With hidden streets, small gardens, wild beach, nice walks, fig trees, blooming capers.stuning views, lake some 15 min away, biking trail on the abandoned rail track, summer events, wonderfull churches and convent etc some more pics:
    http://if-poti.blogspot.si/p/slovenia_16.html

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    • 4 months ago
    • Carlos Alberto M Machado

    What about a fountain in the middle ?

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    • 5 months ago
    • stephen inman

    We were there two days ago in glorious sunshine though very windy. The views from the church tower and also the castle/town walls were exceptional - so clear after rain the night before - you could see for miles to the snow capped mountains behind Trieste and beyond. This is probably the best time of year to go as the temperatures start to climb through the summer. Lovely to stroll around the back streets of the town as well as the sea front and harbour area - a great place to visit.

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    • 5 months ago
    • Elena C

    Nice, but too much grey...no trees, no flowers.

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    • 6 months ago
    • Carlos Alberto M Machado

    Nor a only tree or a green area. Pity.

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    • 1 year ago
    • Jill-H

    Such a beautiful setting, would love to visit Piran and Slovenia. One day..

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    • 1 year ago
    • Lynne Scobbie

    looks like a concert and a singer, but sadly no sound:(

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    • 2 years ago
    • liz

    Beautiful

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    • 2 years ago
    • LEANDRO GORGEN

    praça bonita e charmosa...inverno deve ter muita neve aí?

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    • 2 years ago
    • Millene

    Nothing much happens there, right?

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    • 2 years ago
    • Sally

    Blooming pigeons get everywhere :D

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    • 2 years ago
    • Alvaro Tovar

    Amazing place, so beautiful, greetings from Mexico

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    • 2 years ago
    • Jan Beady

    I've not heard of Piran before but it seems very attractive and lovely and clean

Tartini Square - Piran

The square, located in the center of Piran, in the slovenian part of Istria, not far from Portorož, is an important gathering place hosting the most important cultural events and is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of this extraordinary city, known and appreciated around the world.
Rich in history is this wonderful square in the old town quarter of the city: this space was once occupied by an internal harbour for fishing boats, however located outside the city walls. Because of sanitation problems it was decided in 1894 to fill in the port and turn the whole area into a square in honour of the famous composer and violinist of Piran Giuseppe Tartini (born in 1692) to whom we owe so much, he contributed, in fact, in a substantial way to making the city world-famous. Just for the occasion of 200th anniversary of the birth of this extraordinary artist, it was decided to erect a monument in his honor, the artist Antonio Dal Zotto was commissioned to create the bronze statue that was put on its pedestal in the center of the square in 1894.
Around the square there are the main administrative buildings: the neo-renaissance City Hall of the triestin architect John Righetti, the Praetorian Palace, located on the western side of the square, and the famous Cathedral of St. George, the Patron of the place, situated on the hill overlooking the city. From its tower everyone is overcome by feelings of surprise, it is possible to enjoy a fantastic view of Piran, its surroundings as well as the italian and croatian coasts. Furthermore, we cannot forget the wonderful "Venetian House" or the "Red House" of the fifteenth century, it is the only one to retain its original shape.
Throughout time Piran maintained the medieval structure, several narrow streets branching off from the square and scattered houses still call to mind the gothic, baroque and venetian style when Piran was part of the Serenissima Republic of Venice; it has also visibly marked other cities of Istria. Furthermore, there are many other buildings bearing the names of the most prominent families followed one another over the centuries. The city is surrounded with a circular wall that makes it an outstanding member of the European Association "Walled Towns Friendship Circle".
The town is divided into two historic districts, Punta and Marciana, divided by the space originally occupied by the port; the old harbour has been covered by slabs of white stones while the stone piers of the fifteenth century were placed before the burying of the harbour.
The square is now a clear point of reference for Piran, which especially during the summer and thanks to its architectural value, is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Slovenia.

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