Trieste - June 26-7, 2010 June 30th 2010 In 1956, National Geographic published an article on Trieste, depicting it as a cultural melting pot of the surrounding influences - Slovenian, Croatian, and Italian. Somehow that article caught my attention, and I have always wanted to go to Trieste. I finally got my chance on this trip.
Jan, Jennie, and I flew into Venice and took a water taxi to the train station. Checking on our train dep ... read more
Europe » Italy » Friuli-Venezia Giulia » Trieste Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more