"Habsburg Empire + Italia + Jugoslavija = Trieste" Top 5 Page for this destination Trieste by Mikebond

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A troubled history

Trieste, today the capital city of the region of Friùli-Venezia Giulia, has had a long and difficult history that, according to me, can be summed up in the equation I've written as a title for this page.
Founded by the Romans with the name of Tergeste, it was part of the Austrian empire from the 18th century until 1918, when it became an Italian town. After WWII it was under the temporary American administration which divided its territory into "zone A" (the town itself) and "zone B" (Istria and Fiume). "Zone B" was then attributed to the recently formed Socialist Federal Republic of Jugoslavija and Trieste went back to Italia in October-November 1954. In October 2004 there were great celebrations for the 50 anniversary of Trieste's coming back to Italia.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:very beautiful in everything
  • Cons:it can give you the impression of being too still in winter week-ends
  • Intro Updated Jul 25, 2008
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    La libreria nella stazione e' stata chiusa tempo fa.


  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Excellent page! I cant wait to visit San Spiridione church. Trieste easily but sure again become main shopping area for neighbors but that is not all in this famous city. Thank you!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2012 at 5:33 AM

    Another wonderful page with great information!

  • alza's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Thank you for writing about Trieste! I enjoyed your tips. In Italy last summer, I bought 'Trieste, un'identià di frontiera' (Ara e Magris). Molto complessa la sua historia... che città, però!

  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Trieste is a well-liked place for me and my family. Your page is very interesting and the images are superb. Gabriela

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Outstanding look at Trieste! I would have voted for you in the weekend warrior contest. Thanks for taking the time to do it right.

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    Cammelli e lama nel periodo natazio? Molto interessante. Ciao!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Great introduction to Trieste! Thanks for the glimpse.

  • slothtraveller's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2008 at 8:10 AM

    Trieste looks like a really beautiful place. I like the East meets West feel. The Serbian orthodox church looks particularly good. Thanks for your informative page.

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Trieste era la Mecca di shopping per ex-Iugoslavi nel passato.Andare lì per weekend era come fare una passeggiata a lungofiume di Danubio oggi.Io neanche lo sapevo,che c'è una chiesa serba ortodossa in Trieste!E bora si chiama bura da noi. :)


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