Italy's Adriatic Coast travel blog

Medieval city

Medieval city

Medieval city

Church in medieval city

Church in medieval city

Beautiful church in medieval city

Sign to concentration camp

Artist concept of entrance to concentration camp

Barracks for prisoners; floors removed

Actual torture chambers

Actual prisoner cells

Theater

 

The gang ready to serve lunch

Stock Exchange

Beautiful buildings

Art Nouveau building with a political sign

Eating outside

They have some nice wide streets

Looking out to the sea

Approaching City Hall

City Hall

Coffee Shop

Coffee Server

Coffee Drinker

Italian Navy personnel

 

Province Government Building

The Italian Navy is in town

James Joyce

Beautiful Buildings

One of several canals leading to the sea

Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbian Orthodox Church

Greek Orthodox Church

All the military services were in town for a parade

All the military services were in town for a parade

All the military services were in town for a parade

All the military services were in town for a parade


Trieste is city and a seaport in northeastern Italy. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. It is also located near Croatia some 19 miles further south. It is also 30 miles east of Venice, our next stop.

Trieste was one of the oldest parts of the Habsburg Monarchy, belonging to it from 1382 until after World War I in 1918. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Trieste underwent an economic revival during the 1930s and became an important spot in the struggle between the Eastern and Western blocs after the Second World War.

Under German occupation, the only concentration camp with a crematorium on Italian soil was built in Trieste, at a former rice processing plant, on 4 April 1944. About 5000 Slavs, Italian anti-Fascists and Jews died at the camp, while thousands more were imprisoned before being transferred to other concentration camps in Germany. So this camp was mostly about killing political rivals. I have pictures for you. The camp has been turned into a museum, with the designer taking liberties to make you picture what went on there without having to see the actual horror.

It used to be an industrial city but the pollution became too much. They have turned to cleaner businesses - banking and insurance. They also have a stock exchange.

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