"Venetian woman?s House" Venetian house Tip by csordila

Venetian house, Piran: 15 reviews and 25 photos

  Typical Venetian Balcony
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  • Typical Venetian Balcony - Piran
      Typical Venetian Balcony
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      Venetian woman?s House
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  • Let them talk - Piran
      Let them talk
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When the Venetians came to Piran after the fall of the Carolinian Empire in the late 13th Century, they built a lot of buildings as a memento of the power of their Republic.
In the Tartini Square, the centre of the medieval Piran, stands the most beautiful building of the square, the Venetian woman?s House with a typical balcony and window trifora, one of the many examples of architecture in the Venetian Gothic style in Slovenia.
The facade bears a stone heraldic plaque with the initial B and a lion holding in its paws a ribbon with the inscription "Lasa pur dir", around which a legend arose.
According to it, a rich local maiden fell in love with a Venetian merchant. When he was away, evil tongues made the girl's life ever difficult. As a result the sportive merchant had the stone plaque with the inscription "Let them talk" put on the house.
Inside, there's a tiny gift shop selling salt from the nearby saltpan of Secovlje.

Directions: North side of Tartini Square

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 24, 2008
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