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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.

A Secret Laboratory Inside an Abandoned Aqueduct in Aurisina

By Alessandra Ressa Among the many bizarre places in Trieste, the abandoned artificial gallery of Aurisina's aqueduct, known as Acquedotto Randaccio, is...

Ancient Spring’s Water Used for Best Coffee in Trieste

by Alessandra Ressa Hidden in the woods on the steep hill between Santa Croce and the sea flows an ancient water spring...

Discovering Villa Pia: A Mansion In San Vito Neighborhood Overlooking The Moon

by Alessandra Ressa Not many know that at the corner of via Don Minzoni with via Bellosguardo, in San Vito's residential neighborhood...

Have You Ever Been To Friuli Venezia-Giulia?

by InTrieste Friuli Venezia-Giulia embraces a variety of environments and landscapes, art, medieval villages, imposing castles, precious museums and archeological sites. It...

Discovering Friuli Venezia Giulia: Castello di Spessa

by In Trieste Land of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards, and medieval hill-towns sprinkled like jewels across the landscape: this is...

Bruno Lenardon and His Malvasia Wine That Enchanted Trieste

words and photography: Maria Kochetkova If you are a vino-enthusiast, Trieste might just be the place for you. Malvasia wine, produced around...

Spies, Brothels and Casinos: Story of the Bizarre “Russian House” in Barcola

by Alessandra Ressa If you visit the residential waterfront neighborhood of Barcola, in Trieste, you won't help but notice an unusual mansion facing the...

The Fascinating House Of Masks At The Foot Of The Elegant San Vito Hill

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

Triestine Spring Delight: Judas Trees in Piazza Oberdan

by Alessandra Ressa A photo of one of Trieste's magnificent Judas trees in bloom on a sunny day wouldn't have really rendered...

Happy Easter, Happy Pinze!

by Helena Zonta It wouldn’t be Easter Sunday in Trieste without a Pinza - typical Triestin brioche bread, made with simple ingredients,...

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