Statue of Giuseppe Tartini
The much-photographed Tartinijev trg is an oval-shaped, marble-paved square that was the inner harbour until it was filled in 1894. The...
The porticoed 19th-century Municipal Hall (home to the tourist information centre) dominates the northwestern edge of Tartinijev trg.
The Cathedral of St George's freestanding, 46.5m bell tower, built in 1609, was clearly modelled on the campanile of San Marco in Venice...
A morning coffee or smoothie goes well with a strong dose of people-watching, and this cafe-bar on the main square delivers. By night,...
La Bottega dei Sapori
An elegant, upmarket feel combines with a prime main-square location at this polished (but pricey) charmer, which cherry-picks from...
Tartinijev trg 4 · interesting places nearby
Venetian House information
One of Piran’s most eye-catching structures is the red mid-15th-century Gothic Venetian House, with its tracery windows and balcony, in the northeast of Tartinijev trg.
There is a story attached to the stone relief between the two windows – a lion with a banner in its mouth and the Latin inscription Lasa 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'.