Excursions in Trieste
Trieste, in North East Italy, has a remarkable history in a particularly beautiful setting with a unique combination of shining white rocks, blue sea and surrounded by green hills. With a quiet and lovely almost Eastern European atmosphere, some stunning architecture the town was, for a while, the residence of famous Irish writer James Joyce. Once a very influential and powerful centre of politics, literature, music, art and culture is now a charming and often underestimated city. Memories and images of the past live on in the streets, from the little alleys that wind through the ancient suburbs with their old houses and ruined walls to the wide central streets that cross the new part of the town with its elegant neo-classical buildings. With many sights to see including the Museo Revoltella which today houses one of Italys finest collections of 19th-century, modern and contemporary art., Museo di Storia, Arte e Orto Lapidario (Museum of History and Art and Lapidary Garden) The Roman Theatre, Il Faro della Vittoria-Victory Lighthouse, Arco di Riccardo-The "Arco di Riccardo" an Augustan gate built in the Roman walls in 33 A.D. which stands in Piazzetta Barbacan, in the narrow streets of the old town. San Giusto - Cathedral and Castle and the famous Miramare Castle with impressive chambers, throne room, beautiful park and restored stables.