Travel Blogs from Portoroz
... 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 ...
... 8217;d experience at a performance of the Spanish Riding School
in Vienna. It was my first time witnessing so-called dressage in person. It’s
elegant and all and a good show, but I still can’t believe dressage is an
Olympic sport. While watching the show I couldn’t help but think of the 2012
presidential race and Mitt Romney’s wife Ann getting flak for her participation
in an elitist sport involving “dancing ...
... 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 ...
Slovenia has only 16 miles of coastline, not much compared to Croatia's thousands of miles of coast when you include all of its islands and peninsulas. The short stretch is quite developed with an industrial port city (Koper), a swank resort (Portoroz), and a few other old towns. The one real attraction, though, is Piran, a beautiful old town on a peninsula similar to Porec and Rovinj in Croatian Istria but ...
... walked ever inch of the windy lime cobblestone streets from the waterfront to the cathedral at the top of the original old city We returned and met our driver who took Goran and us to Pula for a toor of the coliseum there and more history of Croatia. Lunch and wine tasting at Villa Meneghetti in Bale Pick up of paintings we bought earlier Return to Rovinj and dinner at Kantinon Early to be for our wake up ...