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Trieste does not figure highly on most tourist itineraries,
and there aren’t any major sights to see in the city. I was interested in
stopping for a day, though, because it was right along my way between Ljubljana
and Venice and also because of its historical significance as the main port
city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the place where Italian, Slavic, and
Germanic cultures in Europe converge. This is where Captain ...
... largest cavern rooms in the world too,
but there’s nothing like the rises and descents into the underground canyon and
walk across a bridge 50 meters/165 feet above an underground river. Fortunately
they broke the massive crowd into five groups on the basis of language and
segregated the Chinese tour bus groups into a separate tour of their own.
For my first night in Slovenia I stayed at a Sobe in an old
farmhouse recommended in my Rick ...
... eating only a miniscule amount of them, I kept tasting them through the rest of the night and into the following morning. Strange stuff!
My main truffle meal was at one of the many restaurants in Motovun, an artist colony that is the most famous of Istria’s hill towns. I decided to splurge on three truffle dishes – canapes with white truffles, wild asparagus soup with black truffles, and tagliatelle with cream and black truffles, the truffles of ...
... 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 ...
At 9 am sharp, our guide, Goran arrived and we set off for a tour of Rovinj where the signs are all in both Croatian and Italian because of the dominance of the Venician Empire on this part of Croatia. Both languages are required in school which makes it very easy for us Americans. Goran was a walking history book and we learned the entire history and development from beginning to the present. It felt ...