Trieste: on the trail of ancient Romans and Austrian emperors
We stood on the port coast of Trieste, breathless with delight. Before our eyes, Friulia Venezia was awakening from a night's sleep - one of the most charming corners of Europe. Trieste was on the route of our Italian journey for a reason - this ancient port was for centuries one of the most important metropolises of the continent. This is where East and West met. Closing our eyes and listening to the sound of the waves of the Gulf of Trieste, we heard the crackling of the boats that landed here, carrying on board innumerable riches - gold, silk and precious spices. Opening our eyes, we saw an equally impressive panorama - hundreds of stylish yachts and catamarans mooring opposite Barcol, an elegant seaside boulevard and one of the city's icons. Everywhere we looked, Trieste surprised us with the splendor of architecture that is the legacy of two powerful empires: ancient Rome and the 19th century Austro-Hungary.
A holiday in Friuli Venezia Giulia is a fascinating encounter with history
Trieste and its picturesque surroundings lie slightly to the side of the main tourist routes. And, especially if you are dreaming of a quiet holiday in Friuli Venezia Giulia , be happy about it! When tourists in Rome and Venice kill each other for the last balls of chocolate gelato , in the vicinity of Trieste travelers can enjoy the sound of the sea, joyful city bustle and breathtaking architecture. Strolling through the winding streets of Citta Vecchia - the old town - let yourself be seduced by the charm of a medieval corner of Trieste, which is best compared with the Austrian Quarter , famous for its imperial splendor . This part of the city, deceptively reminiscent of Vienna, can make you dizzy with its lavish architecture. Anyway, it is enough to walk through Piazza Unita - the largest seaside square in Europe - to feel like the Emperor himself, surrounded by an architectural mix of majestic tenement houses (next to each other there is a fanciful baroque, noble neoclassicism and surprising art nouveau).
Camps in Friuli Venezia Giulia
Discovering this part of Italy on our own means for most of us that we will have to find the right accommodation in Friuli Venezia Giulia . Therefore, when planning a holiday in the vicinity of Trieste, it is worth booking Camping Village Marepineta in advance - a real gem on the Gulf of Trieste . This comfortable and modern campsite from the Baia Holiday chain of campgrounds is located in the Italian charm of Dunio Auristina, less than 16 kilometers from Trieste. Guests can relax lazily on rented plots or in mobile homes, listening to the sound of the waves of the Gulf of Sistiana . They can also jump in the sea waves on the wide and clean gravel-sand beach, 3 minutes away. leisurely walk or ... thrilling electric train ride! Facilities and attractions for every demanding tourist await on the spot. Without remorse, you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine while admiring the sunset over Trieste from the restaurant's terrace. In the bar, full of positive energy, it is worth trying local alcohols and ... joining the evening activities organized by the animation team. On hot days, you can cool down in the waters of the swimming pool complex, where there are basins adapted to the needs of both adults and children. If this vision of Italian holidays sounds tempting to you, be sure to visit Trieste this summer!
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