Saturday, July 31, 2010

Trieste

Last week we took a day trip to Trieste, which is about an hour and a half from us.  It’s in the very south east corner of the northern tip of Italy, right next to Slovenia and Croatia.  I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I wasn’t prepared for it to be quite as beautiful as it was!  The weather was perfect when we got there and EVERYONE was at the “beach”.  It was more like a rock wall that they all laid on, but whatever works I guess.

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The main square in Trieste

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The Roman theater, built sometime during the second half of the 1st century.

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The harbor.  There were tons of sailboats around Trieste.

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View from near Castello di San Giusto

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Roman ruins by the church and castle of San Giusto.

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They turned parts of the castle into museums, with lots of ancient artifacts.  It was pretty neat!  These are mosaic flooring made who knows how long ago.

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Views from the top of the castle.

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They had really old furniture in part of the museums.  I like how this picture turned out, but I have no clue how old this table is.

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San Giusto church

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Arch di Riccardo, built in 33BC.

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All of the rest of these were taken at Miramare Castle.  It had beautiful gardens surrounding it, along with hiking trails.  You can go inside to tour it, but we didn’t.  Maybe next time we’re there. IMG_9296 IMG_9309 IMG_9341  IMG_9438IMG_9356 IMG_9377 IMG_9397 IMG_9408 IMG_9352

1 comment:

Tanya McNally said...

I love reading about your trips and seeing your pictures. I can't wait until we come to visit you guys! I just wish I had more time!