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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 ...
... 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 ...
When I mentioned to some Croatians at my hostel in Zagreb that I was going to Istria, they said to go inland to the hill towns, that the coast isn't that nice compared to the islands and peninsulas farther south around Dubrovnik. Well, I went to a few coastal towns anyway, and they are quite nice, but I’d agree that Istria’s highlight is in its interior hills. Istria claims to be the Croatian Tuscany, and although that might be a bit of a stretch the hills 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 ...
... 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 ...