|Trieste in the evening and night|
It is unfair to write a proper post about the city of Trieste after such a short visit, but the city is truly lovely and I wanted to share a few images. I always wanted to visit Trieste, but it seems a bit out of my usual routes, so this time we decided for a detour on our way to Venice, even if for just one night! This is the view from our hotel room's window.
We arrived in the afternoon, which quickly turned into evening, softened by what we were told was an unusual fog. The city is elegant, and the evening stroll was great because the walks by the sea, the main square Piazza Unità d'Italia, the Roman theatre, and all the historic centre, have a beautiful and well thought lighting system.
Trieste is also famous for his historic cafes (and its coffee), and I wanted to visit at least one! I referred to this beautiful and informative post by blogger Chiara, and seeing that we were quite close to the Caffè Tommaseo, (Piazza Tommaseo 4/c), I dragged my family in. Also after reading Chiara's post about the different ways Triestini call their coffees (like nero for espresso, and nero in B for an espresso in a glass, not so common in other parts of Italy) I was keen to ask for a Goccia in B (a macchiato with hot milk in a glass). The kids had hot chocolate in B (glass).
And to top the great experience I called an old friend of mine who lives in Trieste to tell her where I was, and she came over to meet us. It was quite incredible for the kids to realize that I hadn't seen this friend for over 25 years!!!!! Bentrovata Milena!!!!
|Meeting Milena at the Tommaseo Cafe|
The morning after we visited the Miramare Castle, which was fun for the kids who enjoyed all those royal portraits, lavish wallpapers and elaborated furniture! Photos are not allowed inside, but have a look at the link for a virtual tour, quite decadent and eclectic! The park is also lovely, as is the view, and we promised ourselves to come back in Summer one day.
So for now...
|Castello di Miramare|
after many problems connecting I decided to get one of those internet cards that you can use in cafes, and this is my first post written in a cafe! Wonderful, I wished I did this before, I think that I will drink lots of coffees in the next few days in Italy (leaving on the 27th).