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Trieste-From Seafood to Coffee Houses

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An August 2000 trip to Trieste by Barb B

Trieste Photo, Trieste, Italy More Photos
Quote: Built on the rugged hillside above the port and beautiful coastline, Trieste is famous for it's marvelous seafood and Vienna-like coffeehouses. But there is much more to enjoy in this city which was once part of the Austro-Hungraian Hapsburg Empire.

Trieste-From Seafood to Coffee Houses

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Overview

Trieste Photo, Trieste, Italy
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Built on the rugged hillside above its beautiful port and the dramatic Adriatic coastline, Trieste is famous for it's marvelous seafood and Vienna-like coffeehouses. But there is much more to enjoy in this marvelous city which was once a part of the Austro-Hungraian Hapsburg Empire. Historically and culturally, Trieste is a magical city. From its theatrical and musical presentations to the historic cafes with their many gastronomic delights; it can be said that Trieste is truly an international city. Quick Tips: Walking tours are available from the tourist bureau and many hotels. Several museums and cultural activities are within easy walking distance of each other.Best Way To Ge...Read More

Harry's Grill

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Restaurant | "Harry's Bar "

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Not as well known as Harry's Bar in Venice where Hemingway joined his cronies to drink away the hours; but equally as popular with the locals. This is THE place to see and BE seen in Trieste, especially among local businessmen. Adjoining Trieste's most upscale hotel, the Duchi d'Aosta, Harry's can be both relaxed and elegant. The perfect spot for a quiet drink or to rendevous with friends. Comfortably furnished with polished brass, hand rubbed wood paneling and blue chandeliers of blown glass from Murano. Harry's Bar opens onto the Piazza del Unita d'Italia and outdoor tables are shaded by a canopy in summer for "people watching" while you imbibe. Pastas, Seafood and Mediterranean ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 1, 2000

Harry's Grill
Piazza Unita D'italia, 2
Trieste, Italy 34121
+39 040-660606

Al Bagatto

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Restaurant

Al Bagatto Photo, Trieste, Italy
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Al Bagatto Via F. Venezian 2 This is perhaps the best and most well known seafood restaurant in the entire Friuli- Venezia Giulia area. An understated decor of polished sliver; sparkling white linens and fresh flowers provide the background for attentive service and seafood elegance. I found it a bit pricey, but definitely worth it for a special splurge! Entrees fresh from the Adriatic or from the aquaculture farms of nearly Duino are prepared to perfection. Prior to preparation, whole fish are routinely brought to the table for inspection by diners who consider themselves true fish lovers. Specialties include sauteed mixed mollusks, classic pasta preparations, risottos and poached gril...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 24, 2000

Al Bagatto
Via L. Cadorna, 7
Trieste, Italy 34100
+39 040 301771

Miramare

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Attraction | "The Gardens at Miramare Castle"

Miramare Photo, Trieste, Italy
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It appears that Maxmillian was a far better botanist than he was an emperor of Mexico! The magnificent park and gardens surrounding the castle were designed by Maxmillian before his ill-fated voyage to Mexico. A visit to the gardens of Miramare is included in your price of admission to the Castle. It was here in the gardens of Miramare that the Commander of the American forces in 1946 stayed. Having liberated the castle from the Nazis, his forces were encamped here, but rather than stay inside the castle he chose to sleep in his tent in the gardens. After the untimely deaths of Maxmilian and the Archduke Ferdinand who stayed here on his way to Sarajevo, where he was assonated, Miramare Ca...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 6, 2000

Miramare
Viale Miramare, 279
Trieste, Italy 34100
+39 040418881

Castello di Miramare

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Attraction

Castello di Miramare Photo, Trieste, Italy
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Overlooking the Bay of Grignano, the gorgeous white stone Castello di Miramare graces the seafront just north of Trieste. In spite of it's strategic location, the castle was built purely as a family home and is devoid of defensive capabilities. The Archduke Maximilian, brother of Franz Josef commissioned the building of this 19th century extravaganza. He married the Princess Charlotte of Belgium and they lived happily here, until Napoleon III of France took Trieste from the Hapsburgs. The day we visited, a group of young school children were being given a tour by one of the docents and the children were delighted with the story of Maxmilian and "Carlotta". All went well for the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 5, 2000

Castello di Miramare
Viale Miramare
Trieste, Italy 34136
+39 040224143

Lets Talk About Salami!

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Every region of Italy has its own special cured meats and sausages, each differing as widely as the regions themselves. Wherever you travel, you will find a range of cured hams, sausages, bacons and salamis hanging from ceilings, each with regional variations. Because I love to cook and, even more, I love to eat, I’ve found the infinite variety of cured meats, salamis and sausages available throughout Italy both fascinating and overwhelming. A huge selection is available; all with great flavors and representing each Italian region. Here is a short glossary I’ve set up which attempts to familiarize one with a few of the many salami varieties available! SALAMI...Read More

THE NIGHT I MET THE BORA

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My introduction to the Bora was in December 1999! Past trips to Trieste had always been in Summer--this was my first Winter trip and my first meeting with the "Bora". For unsuspecting visitors to Trieste, the Bora is that terrible cold wind that blows in from the Adriatic. It hits Trieste with a blast of cold that chills one clear to the bone! This fierce wind is so well known that the local Italians even have songs about it - "La Bora, Sempre Bora" - The wind always wind! It was almost Christmas and tiny white lights twinkled in trees around the Piazza. Churches throughout the city displayed intricate hand carved wooden creches or nativity scenes. But...Read More

Two Delicious Beverages!

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Products of Trieste Photo, Trieste, Italy
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Trieste is the home of two very important and delicious products. I know you will enjoy them! AMARO PRAGA- Strada per Laghetti 3, Muggia, Italy Beautifully faceted, colored crystal bottles line the shelves of bars and Enoticas throughout Northern Italy. These bottles contain a popular digestive liqueur known as Amaro Praga which is manufactured in the little town of Muggia, about 5 miles from Trieste right on the Solvenian border. This popular drink is a bittersweet mixture of forty plant and spice extracts combined with alcohol. The Janousek family (originally from Prague) began processing these natural plant essences in 1883. They set up operations in Trieste at the b...Read More