Hotel Cittą di Parenzo
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... in the “Sound
of Music” would have been based, although I’m a little unclear on quite how he
would have fit into history. While Trieste was part of the Habsburg Empire
before 1918, it was transferred to Italy after WWI, at which point the small
modern nation of Austria in its current borders became landlocked. Oh well,
fiction doesn’t need to be historically accurate.
I quickly dropped my bag off at my hotel and ...
... 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 ...
... plan to one of the days when I have good cooking facilities again and a circle of friends to invite over for it.
I didn’t encounter any of Lidia’s dishes in Istria, but I found something else – truffles! Istria is known for both black and white truffles that are said to be as good as those that come from Piemonte or the Dordogne, and early October is well into the fall truffle season. The folks I talked with in Zagreb suggested going on ...
... largely Italian culturally but part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of WWI, then part of Italy through WWII, and then part of Yugoslavia until its breakup in the early 1990s. Most of the Italian population left the region after WWII, but from the sound of things the Austrians and Italians have all returned as tourists. And I can see why. Of all the coastal Istrian towns I saw I found Piran to be the ...
... we have been, from the home made pasta with wild asparagus in the small village of Sovinjak to the farm dinner this evening that was 100% grown on site, even the brandy sipping desert beverage. We have walked and photographed several city walls on this trip. We have walked the great Chinese wall outside of Beijing, China. I wish our political candidates would travel to these ...