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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 ...
blah-blah took a political turn after all that beer and complimentary bitter
after-dinner liqueurs. Nigel, the father, was a real live committed British
socialist. I don’t think I’ve ever met one of those before – Labor supporters
and left-leaning thinkers, yes, but strong ideological socialists, no. Needless
to say, the political conversation lasted well into the night, wrecking my
plans for getting an early start in the morning.
... 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 ...
... 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 ...