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This category is all about the history of Trieste. Trieste’s history is as complex and diverse as the 200,000 population of this beautiful city by the Adriatic.

Trieste belonged to the Habsburg monarchy from 1382 until 1918. In the 19th century the monarchy was one of the Great Powers of Europe with Trieste being its most important seaport. As a prosperous trading hub in the Mitteleuropean part of Europe, Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

In the end of century period Trieste became an important center for literature and music scene. Trieste underwent an economic revival during the 1930s, and the Free Territory of Trieste became a major site of the struggle between the Eastern and Western oppositions after the Second World War.

Trieste, a deep-water port, is a maritime gateway for Northern Italy. It’s the center of Europe as it is the south, east and west of European countries.

It is considered the end point of the Maritime Silk Road, with its connections to the Suez Canal and Turkey.

Since the 1960s, Trieste has emerged as a prominent research location in Europe because of its many international organizations and institutions, which include SISSA, ICTP and ICGEB.

The city lies at the intersection of Latin, Slavic and Germanic cultures where nations and cultures meet and collide, making Trieste home to diverse ethnic groups and religious communities.

Trieste’s Largest Refugee Camp in Padriciano: The Silent Witness of The Tragic Past

by Alessandra Ressa In 1954 Trieste experienced one of the largest refugee crisis in history. Sixty-eight years later, history seems to sadly...

Trieste’s Traditional “Beans of the Dead”

by InTrieste If you live in Trieste, you’ve no doubt noticed sacks of small, tri-colored, seasonal sweets popping up in bakery windows...

The Infinite Beauty Of Palazzo Gopcevich

by InTrieste The Palazzo Gopcevich can be seen on the north side of the Canal Grande, next to the recently renovated Generali...

Discovering the Emil-line: the forgotten German WWII fortifications in Trieste

by Alessandra Ressa Emil line has been standing in solitary confinement near the train station of Villa Opicina for seventy-seven years, hidden...

The Fascinating House Of Masks: A Hidden Jewel At The Foot Of The Elegant...

by Alessandra Ressa Once an exclusive area of town where the wealthiest Trieste families built their mansions, the quarter of San Vito...

The Amazing Story of Laura Penza: from a Trieste Lawyer to a Falcon Trainer...

By Alessandra Ressa How much courage or recklessness do you need to leave a comfortable life and secure career and move to the mountains...

Discovering Trieste’s Very Own Flatiron Building

by Alessandra Ressa Just like New York City, Trieste too has its own “Flatiron” - the narrowest building in town. Located at...

One Of Trieste’s Best Walks: From The City Center To The Milky Way Road

by Alessandra Ressa Trieste’s unique location allows for stunning views of mountains and sea wherever you go. Every time you look down...

Discovering Carnia’s Illegio: From Art To Watermills

by Alessandra Ressa If you've never been to Illegio you should add it to your list of must-see places in Friuli Venezia...

The Intriguing History Of Mount Valerio: From Chocolate Factory To Naturalistic Paradise

By Alessandra Ressa If you feel like going for a beautiful urban walk full of architectural marvels, wild nature, history and breathtaking...

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