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The old city of Trieste is on a hilltop rather than along the harbor. Like most
places dating from the Roman era through medieval times, defense was an
important consideration in its siting. The Cathedral of San Giusto is mostly
Romanesque in style and not very large by European standards but with some
great Byzantine mosaics. I was lucky to have gotten to the bell tower a few
minutes before noon so got to be present for the deafening noise ...
... that appears to be unique
to Slovenia. They come in various forms and are often a kind of savory pinwheel
of pasta dough or buckwheat pasta dough with a cottage cheese filling and
breadcrumb and butter topping. These, though, were a dessert version, more like
giant pot stickers stuffed with a walnut filling and topped with brown sugar
and butter. They do great desserts in Slovenia, and are generous with the
digestifs too. I was given not just a ...
... eating only a miniscule amount of them, I kept tasting them through the rest of the night and into the following morning. Strange stuff!
My main truffle meal was at one of the many restaurants in Motovun, an artist colony that is the most famous of Istria’s hill towns. I decided to splurge on three truffle dishes – canapes with white truffles, wild asparagus soup with black truffles, and tagliatelle with cream and black truffles, the truffles of ...
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 ...
... who made Trieste his home in the 19th century. The home itself is an eccentric jumble of different styles and fashions of the day and makes for an interesting detour from the city centre.
If it's yet more history and culture you're after then you can pay a visit two two of Trieste’s museums and galleries, the first being the Civico Museo di Storia ...