Once, when Piran was under Venetian Republic and the maritime trade was at its peak, many wealthy merchants came to make deals. That is how a prosperous venetian Del Bello fell in love with a young simple girl from Piran. In testemony of his love, Del Bello built the most beutiful house in town, by the harbor and the town hall. Jealous fellow citizens started to gossip. The gossip was so mean, the couple in their defence decided to put a stone plaque on the front side of the house saying: “Lasa pur dir” (Let them talk).