Hotel Le Corderie
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Trieste does not figure highly on most tourist itineraries,
and there aren’t any major sights to see in the city. I was interested in
stopping for a day, though, because it was right along my way between Ljubljana
and Venice and also because of its historical significance as the main port
city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the place where Italian, Slavic, and
Germanic cultures in Europe converge. This is where Captain ...
... 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 ...
... its inland areas bear some resemblance to central Italian regions like Tuscany and Umbria on a small scale. After all, for most of its history this region was inhabited mostly by Italians until they left en-masse after WWII when the peninsula was transferred entirely to Croatia and Slovenia.
Istria is known for its agri-tourism and cuisine, a kind of relaxed gourmet paradise in small villages and farmsteads among the hills covered with vineyards, olive groves, and ...
... 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 ...
... and a wonderful space to simply go for a leisurely walk around. City planners during the period were big fans of creating wide open spaces for the gentry of the day to promenade around, in order to see and be seen. To the credit of those designers, very little has changed to this day, especially in Italy.
Trieste is a historic port city with roots stretching ...