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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 ...
... relatives of my mom. It is not the kind of a tour I’d chose nowadays but was very
memorable and enjoyable.
En route from Vienna to Venice that tour spent close to a
day in what was then still Yugoslavia. Tito had died five years earlier and the
winter Olympics in Sarajevo took place about a year and a half before. Who “wouldda
thunk” then that the country would break apart a six years ahead or that the
entire “Iron ...
... I first heard about Istria when I was in high school and watched a few cooking shows by New York celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, an ethnic Italian from Istria who showcased the food of the region in her first New York restaurant Felidia. I ordered her cookbook by mail (or got my parents to do it for me) and prepared some of her Istrian dishes. The most elaborate of those in her book, though, is Cima alla Genovese, stuffed boiled veal breast, is one I have yet to try ...
... 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 ...
... the B & B is within five minutes of the bridge. This will be a nice change of pace for as we depend on trains and cabs from here on. Some final thoughts on our road trip to Slovenia, Bosnia and Croatia. The people have been so friendly and outgoing toward us. They are building their economy around tourism and I think it is working for them. The food has been fabulous for ...