On my recent road trip, I made a stop in Trieste, Italy. Partly because it was a good break point in between Venice and Ljubljana and partly because I have a friend and blog reader that lives there who I was excited to meet. Anyways, Trieste has a population of a little over 200,000 and after visiting, I’m tempted to add myself to its ever-growing population. The city is absolutely striking. And strangely, it nothing reminded me nothing of Italy.
Trieste’s architecture was somewhat reminiscent to that of Hungary or Austria… not Italy. And that makes complete sense as it for so long fell under those empires. The people of Trieste even had a more Balkan look to them… and not an Italian look. It was a really interesting place for sure. And that is certainly what added to its appeal. That and the fact that it overlooks the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
The Piazza Unità d’Italia is Trieste’s main square. What you don’t see from this main square when you’re standing there is behind you is the sea. It really was one of the prettiest squares I had ever stepped foot in.
Ruins of an old Roman Theater in Trieste… dating all the way back to the second half of the 1st century.
A view of Trieste from the cathedral.
And some randoms from the rest of the time spent there.
Very rarely do I leave a city with an urgency to get back… but I feel that emotion with this place. I believe there is so much left to be discovered and I hadn’t touched even a part of it.
Have you ever left a city prematurely and felt there was still so much you wanted to see? If so, which city?!