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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 ...
... would fall in just over four more years. I’m sure it didn’t
occur to me or most of the people on my tour bus as we crossed the border into
Yugoslavia at a high alpine pass from Austria. We spent part of the afternoon
and night in Ljubljana and then toured the caverns at Postojna and nearby
Predjama Castle the next morning. I recall thinking that going to Yugoslavia
was especially cool. It took me only thirty years to come back and explore ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...