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PIRAN

Ich will Dich verführen, sagt Piran.


Will Dich in meinen Armen wiegen, wie eine steinalte und doch so aufregend junge Mutter, die ihrem Kind damit Ruhe und Frieden schenkt.


Will für Dich die Zeit stillstehen lassen. Vor meinen Toren lasse sie zurück, wie eine unnütze Last, denn in meinen Mauern hat sie keine Bedeutung.


Will Dich von allen meinen Schätzen kosten lassen: Elf Kirchen wollen ebenso entdeckt werden wie der Kieselstein, der von den Wellen, die mich umspülen, seine bizarre Form erhalten hat. Die Töpfe mit ihren Köstlichkeiten locken ebenso wie die einzigartigen Geschichten, von der jede Mauer, jede Gasse und jeder Platz erzählt.

Und bist Du erst in meinen Armen,
und gibt es keine Uhr mehr, die Dich quält,
und schickst Du Deine Sinne los, mich zu entdecken,
und kostest Du von mir, als wär’ ich zugleich Mutter und Geliebte,
wirst Du nicht mehr imstande sein, mir zu widerstehen,
wirst mir verfallen sein
für alle Zeit...

 


Original, geschrieben von Folke Tegetthoff
Copyright © 2011 by WOOW GmbH., A-8413 St.Georgen
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About Piran

 

In the pre-Roman era, the hills in the Piran area were inhabited by the Illyrian Histri tribes. These were farmers, hunters and fishermen. They were also pirates who disrupted Roman trade in the north Adriatic Sea.

The Piran peninsula was incorporated into the Roman Empire in 178 and 177 BC and settled in the following years with rural homes (ville rusticae). The decline of the Empire, from the 5th century AD onwards, and incursions by the Avars and Slavs at the end of the 6th century, prompted the Roman population to withdraw into easily defensible locations such as islands or peninsulas. This started local urbanisation and by the 7th century, under Byzantine rule, Piran had become heavily fortified. Despite the defences, the Franks conquered Istria in 788 and Slavs settled in the region. By 952, Piran had become a part of the Holy Roman Empire. The earliest reliable records of the area are in the 7th century work Cosmographia by an anonymous cleric of Ravenna. Here, the name "Piranon" (Piran) was referred to as a Roman town on the Istrian coast.

 

Piran is the birthplace of composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini, who played an important role in shaping its cultural heritage. The town's main square, Tartini Square (Slovene: Tartinijev trg, Italian: Piazza Tartini), is named after him. In 1892, to mark the 200th anniversary of Tartini's birth, the people of Piran decided to erect a monument in his honour. Venetian artist Antonio dal Zotto was commissioned to create the larger-than-life bronze statue of the maestro, which was eventually mounted on its pedestal in 1896. The statue dominates the square, overlooked by the Cathedral of Saint George. (Wikipedia)

 

 



 

 

Theater Giuseppe Tartini

 

Gallery

 

 

 

 

Aquarium Piran

 

Aquarium

 

 

 

 

Sečovlje Salt-pans

 

Hot spots

 

Masters of the skies

 

Plants

 

 

 

Piran on old Postcards


Piran

 

Port of Piran

 

 

 

Our Sea

 

In Europe, only Monaco, Gibraltar and Bosnia have less sea than Slovenia.

Our sea is situated on the northernmost point of the Mediterranean and covers only one third or 180 km² of the north-west part of the Gulf of Trieste. The total coast length is 46.6 km. The distance as the crow flies between Lazaret in the north and the river Dragonja in the south is only 17 km, which means the coastline is highly fragmented. More by Marjan Richter on Slotraveler.com