2. Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

aTrieste is a magical seaport city located in Northeastern Italy, on the end side of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. Trieste has deep roots in different cultures as throughout history it has been influenced by the location is set, between Latin, Slavic and Germanic cultures. In the 19th century became the most important port of one of the Great Powers of Europe, and as important seaport in the Mediterranean it was the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (after Vienna, Budapest and Prague). Among the main sights, Piazza Unità d’Italia, with Trieste’s City Hall, its central majestic square that features 19th Century architecture: it’s the largest seafront square in Europe.

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It’s impossible to miss the Città Vecchia, as Trieste features an extensive old city, with alleys and medieval houses. Also the Austrian quarter is very interesting and reminds of course of Vienna grandeur. Visit also Jt. Justus Cathedral and the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity and St. Spyridon (1869). Trieste also hosts the second-largest synagougue in Europe (dated 1912).

The Miramare Castle, built between 1856 and 1860, on the waterfront 8 kilometres from Trieste.

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