Hotel Tartini

The warmth of the early morning sunshine made it possible for us to eat breakfast outside on the hotel terrace. We lingered a while enjoying the atmosphere even after it had started to rain. After a while the wind changed direction and drove the rain underneath the covered area, in our direction. We beat a hasty retreat inside and as we did so the light rain turned into a torrential downpour. There was no point in going out in such weather so we returned to our room where we could enjoy watching the rain and the comings and goings in Tartini Square whilst keeping dry.

A Room With a Rainy View

When the rain had subsided we made our way down to the square for a drink before visiting the Giuseppe Tartini Memorial Room. Tartini who was born in Piran and christened in St George’s cathedral in 1692 became a violin virtuoso and composer. The Town Square and the hotel we were staying in were named after him. The custodian of the museum gave an interesting talk on the man and the collection.

Harbour Walk

Next we intended to visit the Museum of Underwater Activities but unfortunately it was closed so I took a leisurely stroll along the harbour whilst Mr C risked his ears again by climbing the bell tower next to St George’s Cathedral. After this it was time for lunch which we enjoyed sitting on the seafront with a glass of wine, watching boats coming in and out of the harbour.

Maritime Museum

After lunch we visited the Sergej Masera Maritime Museum which is dedicated to Slovenia’s naval history and heritage. After the museum made our way to the art gallery which was exhibiting paintings that were all painted in the same week. The artist was required to present a blank canvas to the gallery and complete his/her work within one week. It was an interesting exhibition with many painting styles. There were some excellent works of art on the walls along with some that didn’t quite work for me.

On our way back to the hotel to freshen up before dinner we noticed that the temperature was 82o after the rain had cooled the temperature down earlier in the day. After dinner we spent the evening chatting with one of our fellow travelers who was holidaying on his own.

Moonrise & Sunset

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 1st 2015

10 Responses to “Piran & Ljubljana – Day Five”

  1. Ginnie says:

    You know what I love about your posts like this, Cherry??? All your lingerings, breaks, drinks, bites to eat, freshening-ups, and dinners. You really do it all just right! :)

  2. james higham says:

    Looks stunning.

  3. ....peter:) says:

    it sounded like a lovely day even in the rain Cherie… i like all of the masts in the harbour….peter:)

  4. Natalie says:

    What a gorgeous place! I especially like the shot of the sailboats with the beautiful old buildings.

  5. Mandy says:

    Lovely photos! I love the photo of Tartini Square in the rain. I hadn’t even heard of Piran before your series of posts but now I’m adding it to my to-visit list!