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... br> exploring. It was Sunday morning so the churches were full of people and not
really open for touring. Trieste’s history makes it more religiously diverse
than other places in Italy where almost all the churches are Catholic. In
Trieste there are significant Serbian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Hungarian
Reformed, and Lutheran churches as well as a Synagogue.
Down by the waterfront I soon figured out there was
something going on. It ...
... instead of making a
beeline for the Alps and their impressive scenery I decided to hit one of the
Karst region’s other main attractions in the afternoon. That’s the Lipica Stud
Farm where the Lipizzaner horses originated, at 435 years old the oldest
continuously operated “royal” stud farm in Europe. That Lipizzaners originated
in what’s now Slovenia was news to me. I associate them with Vienna, of course,
but until 1918 ...
... and more appealing because of its harbor, large central square, city walls on its land side, and a church complex on the hill above town. The Parish Church of Saint George is especially well endowed with works of art, including a statue of crucified Christ that’s considered one of the most important works of Slovenian medieval art.
Like Croatian Istria, Piran and the rest of Slovenian’s ...
... walked ever inch of the windy lime cobblestone streets from the waterfront to the cathedral at the top of the original old city We returned and met our driver who took Goran and us to Pula for a toor of the coliseum there and more history of Croatia. Lunch and wine tasting at Villa Meneghetti in Bale Pick up of paintings we bought earlier Return to Rovinj and dinner at Kantinon Early to be for our wake up ...
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