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... tourists aren’t so thick on the ground and restaurants cater more to
locals. In those places I had some very good regional cuisine. I ate two
restaurant meals in Trieste and both of them were delicious. Italians know how
to do pizza, pasta, and other Italian food well. Much of the pizza and pasta I
had in the Balkans, especially Croatia, was quite poor, but in Italy they know
how to serve their pasta al dente and their pizza thin and crisp.
... glass of rakija to accompany
bu dessert but two small bottles of liqueurs that must have been equivalent to
five or six shots worth….on the house! One was a sweet berry flavored liqueur
while the other was an incredibly bitter black herbal liqueur that tasted like
a Jagermeister gone wrong, like they forgot to sweeten it up with some sugar.
The very friendly waitress insisted it was a regular rakija (brandy) that was
flavored with only a single ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... antiquity and you can see some of the remnants of the ancient world in the city centre itself. The city is home to an ancient Roman amphitheatre from the 1st and 2nd century AD, the ruins of which can be seen just behind the Piazza. The stands and some of what was presumably a stage are still intact. The most interesting thing about the ruins is the way you can walk around ...