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Embellished with Venetian architecture, Tartini Square, located in the heart of the picturesque coastal town of Piran, Slovenia, is a beautiful and historic site. Named after the famed composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini, this circular square offers a unique jaunt into cultural and architectural richness.

Getting There

Accessing Tartini Square is straightforward since it’s pedestrianized and centrally located. If you’re driving, park outside the town (Fornače parking lot) and either walk or take the free bus shuttle. From Piran bus station, it’s a 5-minute walk to the Square.

Attractions

Statue of Giuseppe Tartini: Dominating the centre of the square is an impressive bronze statue of Giuseppe Tartini, the most famous man of Piran.

Gothic Venetian House: This red house with a Venetian Gothic facade and balconies is one of the most photographed motifs in Piran.

Town Hall (Magistrat): The baroque building on Tartini Square exhibits the 19th-century architectural style and is currently used as the town hall.

St. George’s Parish Church: A short stroll from the square, this beautiful church offers stunning views over Piran.

Visiting Hours

The square is open to visitors 24/7, all year round. The timings for local shops, cafes, and restaurants around the square may vary.

Tickets & Pricing

Access to Tartini Square is free of charge. Costs may apply for nearby museums or attractions.

Shopping & Dining

Surrounding the square, a multitude of quaint shops and boutiques offer local crafts, art pieces, and the area’s renowned salt. Various restaurants, cafes, and gelato shops provide a range of delicious local and international cuisine. Don’t forget to try a traditional delicacy like ‘calamari’ or a gelato while enjoying the square’s lively atmosphere.

Tips

  • Early morning visits provide a peaceful ambiance.
  • The square is particularly beautiful in the evenings with locals and tourists adding vibrancy.
  • Watch out for frequent cultural events, performances, and local markets that take place in the square.
  • Given its open nature, ensure you’re prepared for the weather, whether it be applying sunblock or carrying an umbrella.

Tartini Square is a mirror to the colorful past and vibrant present of Piran – unwind and appreciate its beauty.

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