A cosmopolitan city that has always been a natural, historical and cultural crossroads between east and west, is located in a very particular area of the Adriatic Sea, on the border with Slovenia. Its port, located in the heart of the European continent, was the main maritime outlet of the Hapsburg Empire which established the free port in 1719, the reason why the city experienced an incredible economic and cultural development.
The romantic melancholy of Trieste's often windswept streets (the bora, a fierce wind that blows down from the Carso plateau, is a source of local pride), the resilient grandeur of its Habsburg buildings, the people (part Italian, part Slavic), the coffee (this is the home of Illy, arguably the best espresso in the world) and the chance to discover why James Joyce spent decade of his life in this city.
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photo: Massimo Crivellari , Gabriele Crozzoli (POR FESR 2007 – 2013)
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