Statue of Giuseppe Tartini
The nattily dressed gentleman in Tartinijev trg, an oval-shaped, marble-paved square that was the inner harbour until it was filled in...
The cathedral's freestanding Bell Tower, built in 1609, was clearly modelled on the campanile of San Marco in Venice and can be climbed...
In Tartinijev trg you will find the porticoed 19th-century Municipal Hall to the south.
This cafe in a classical building opposite the Venetian House is a wonderful place for a drink and people-watching on the square.
There’s an outdoor marketin the small square behind the Municipal Hall.
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Venetian House information
One of Piran’s most eye-catching structures is the red 15th-century Gothic Venetian House with its tracery windows and balcony in the northeast of the square. There is a story attached to the stone relief between the two windows of a lion with a banner in its mouth and the Latin inscription Lassa pur dir above it. A wealthy merchant from Venice fell in love with a beautiful local girl, but she soon became the butt of local gossips. To shut them up (and keep his lover happy), the merchant built her this little palace complete with a reminder for his loose-lipped neighbours: ‘Let them talk’.