A stop in Trieste

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To see I stopped in Trieste for lunch and a brief visit, returning from Slovenia.

It was easy to understand the mark of the successive changes in nationality, with many places named in both languages, and showing signs of both cultures.

I didn’t have that sensation in Trieste, where prevails the italian look, though with a strange image of… new!

Wrong idea? Maybe!

We were only passing by…

​Huge and beautiful

Trieste

This very large square (more than 12000 sq. meters), was built when Trieste was the main harbor of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, and changed name several times, as Trieste was moving from the empire to Italy, later to the free Trieste and finally back to Italy, when it received the actual name – Unità de Itália square.

It is surrounded by several palaces, (with a clean image, in contrast with many Italian monuments), with City Hall in evidence. A fountain and a statue are the only elements occupying the immense free área.

Address: Piazza Unità d’Italia

Website: Unità

​Government palace

Trieste

The Government House is one of the most beautiful buildings in Piazza Unification of Italy. It was designed in the beginning of the 20th century by a Viennese architect named Emil Artman, to replace the pre-existing. It seems that the decoration is extremely beautiful, made with mosaics of Murano glass decorated in Art Nouveau style and white stones.

​However, as it houses today the offices of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and the Prefecture, it is only visitable in special occasions.

Address: Piazza Unità d’Italia

Bourse palace

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Verdi palace

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City Hall

Trieste

Casa Rusconi

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Loyd Triestino palace

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4 Continents fountain

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St. Nicolo church

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Marksmen statue

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Lighthouse

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