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... That’s the part of the city that
dates to the era of Habsburg control and resembles Vienna in the size and
grandeur of its public buildings.
Despite its lack of major sights, I really liked Trieste
because there were so few foreign tourists there. Even though the Barcolana
attracted a big crowd, the people there were almost all Italian. That also
means reasonable prices and better food in restaurants. Many people rave about
... all Habsburg Territory and there was little notion of
Slovenia four centuries ago. I lucked out in being there on Sunday, the only
day of the week during October when there is an afternoon performance, just a
few Euros in addition to the hour long tour of the stud farm, barns, and its museum,
with the opportunity to get up close and personal with some real live
The hour-long show was a good one and much less crowded or
... 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 ...