Tartini House


Tartini House was the birthplace of composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini. Today it's the base of Piran's Italian community and is used for cultural events and exhibitions. On the 1st floor is the Tartini Memorial Room, containing his violins and music scores.

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2. Tartinijev Trg

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4. Statue of Giuseppe Tartini

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5. Venetian House

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6. Minorite Monastery

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7. Municipal Hall

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8. Court House

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The Court House dominates the western edge of Tartinijev trg.