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Crossing Borders in Gorizia

A May 2010 trip to Gorizia by fizzytom

Gorizia Castle Photo, Gorizia, Italy More Photos
Quote: A flying visit to Gorizia en route to its Slovenian equivalent Nova Gorica

Piazza Transalpina

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Attraction | "Piazza Transalpina - Where the Iron Curtain Fell"

Piazza Transalpina - Where the Iron Curtain Fell Photo, Gorizia, Italy
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Being Slovenia-junkies the place we most wanted to see in Gorizia was the Piazza Transalpina. If you don’t know the history of the Piazza you might think it’s a very ordinary looking place but it certainly isn’t!In 1947, the town of Gorizia was split in two (not at all equally!) with the Italian territory getting the bulk of the town, and only a very tiny part going to Slovenia, or more correctly then, Yugoslavia. The Yugoslav President, Marshall Tito, proclaimed that a new town would be developed on that side: it is now known as Nova Gorica. While this sounds rather simple it was not: many families were divided when the partition took place. There isn’t actually a great deal a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 5, 2010

Gorizia Castle

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Attraction | "Gorizia Castle - A Trip Back to the Middle Ages "

Gorizia Castle Photo, Gorizia, Italy
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We were heading for Nova Gorica from Udine, another city in Friuli-Venezia and decided to stop for a few hours to explore Gorizia before crossing the border and a visit to Gorizia’s impressive castle was our chief activity.Gorizia has two train stations although, strictly speaking, one is located in Slovenia. They run on different lines so you can’t really get them mixed up. The castle is situated roughly between the two stations and as a bus service links the two stations and passes near the bottom of the hill on which the castle stands, you can easily access the castle from which ever station you arrive at (if you do visit by train of course). Coming from the Slovenian "Transalpina" stat...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 4, 2010

Gorizia Castle

Gorizia, Italy

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom