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bells ringing for the Mezzogiorno. Being Monday, thughm the hill top
fortifications and all other museums in Trieste were closed, not that any sound
like real major draws.
The lower part of the city along the waterfront and around the
Piazza Unita d’Italia is one of the most grandiose city centers in Europe and
claims to be the biggest seaside square in Europe. I question that, though. The
one I say in Lisbon in May ...
... of what was that country!
Postojna is one of two major cavern systems in the so-called
Karst Region of southwestern Slovenia. That refers to the limestone rock under
the surface that is very favorable to the formation of caverns. Postojna is
still the biggest crowd pleaser, apparently now from what I read with a train
on a track to take the tourist hordes through the cavern. That didn’t exist
back in 1985, though. We walked on a tour, and ...
... the star of a somewhat more expensive dinner than I usually allow myself. So what’s the difference between a white truffle and a black truffle? Well, definitely price and supposedly taste. White truffles are rarer, far more expensive, and are thus supposedly better. I did not detect much difference but think the white truffles have a somewhat milder, more subtle flavor while that of the black truffles is especially powerful.
Rather than staying in ...
... 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 ...