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... I was there for the last day of the Barcolana
Regatta, a two weekend long sailing festival. That would explain why I could
not find any accommodation for Saturday night in Trieste while there was plenty
available for Sunday night. This being Italy any festival also becomes a
festival of food and wine and music as well as the main purpose, and the
waterfront was lined with booths selling all kinds of Italian products and very
reasonably priced ...
... From there I continued onwards in the rain more or less
along the Italian border to Nova Gorica and up the Soca Valley to a quaint town
named Kobarid. I stopped in pouring rain when I saw a hostel sign in the middle
of town. The hostel consisted of a few rooms above the office of a tour company
which does river rafting, mountain biking, and other adrenaline sport trips in
the area. I arrived right before it was set to close for the evening. Not only
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...