V.T.E. Villaggio Turistico Europa
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... in the “Sound
of Music” would have been based, although I’m a little unclear on quite how he
would have fit into history. While Trieste was part of the Habsburg Empire
before 1918, it was transferred to Italy after WWI, at which point the small
modern nation of Austria in its current borders became landlocked. Oh well,
fiction doesn’t need to be historically accurate.
I quickly dropped my bag off at my hotel and ...
... s guide in the village of Skocjan that
was in walking distance of the park entrance. It was a lovely room in a big old
house where the very friendly host cooked dinner for the people staying in his
four guest rooms and served and included breakfast outside on the patio. Like
elsewhere I find in Slovenia, the property was spotlessly clean and good value,
the food all exquisite, and the hospitality exceptional.
The day turned out to be a rainy ...
... plan to one of the days when I have good cooking facilities again and a circle of friends to invite over for it.
I didn’t encounter any of Lidia’s dishes in Istria, but I found something else – truffles! Istria is known for both black and white truffles that are said to be as good as those that come from Piemonte or the Dordogne, and early October is well into the fall truffle season. The folks I talked with in Zagreb suggested going on ...
... 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 ...
... San Giusto, a 15th century castle which served as one of the most important defensive sites in the city when it was ruled by the Venetians. Once again, the construction is evidence of earlier inhabitation; the building was built on top of an earlier Roman structure. 7KM from the city centre, there's the Castello di Miramare, home of the Archduke Maximilian of Austria, an ...