Archive for the tag 'Trieste'

Miramare Park, which at one time had no vegetation, and has now a surface area of 22 hectares (54 acres), stands on a rocky promontory overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The site was planned and arranged by Carl Junker, according to the wishes of Archduke Maximilian who carefully followed the building of his residence. As far as [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 8th 2016

Within the Gulf of Trieste, the Bay of Grignano is enclosed on one side by a promontory that extends northwards. Tradition has it that this was the place where, on a cold spring day in 1855, Maximilian of Hapsburg had to put ashore from a boating trip because of a sudden squall of bad weather [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 7th 2016

13 Comments CherryPie on Jan 5th 2016

The church was inspired by the Byzantine tradition and built on the plan of a Greek cross, surmounted by a light-blue coloured dome and four smaller domes in the corners. The exterior is decorated with mosaics, alternated with marble and coloured stone.
The interior is characterized by frescoes and precious paintings, together with a solid wood [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 4th 2016

In the Roman era, the coast line lay at the foot of the hill and has withdrawn over the centuries. The theatre therefore once stood near the sea front and was built exploiting the hill slope for the terraces, divided into four sectors by radial stairways. The site was restored to its current state at [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Dec 29th 2015

Trieste is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia, which lies almost immediately south and east of the city. Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history it has been influenced by its [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 28th 2015

We had an early breakfast sitting outside, which on this occasion wasn’t interrupted by rain. We had booked on an organised tour for the day, so after breakfast we strolled through the back streets to the bus station to pick up the minibus. Our first port of call was Trieste across the border in Italy. [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 2nd 2015