Trieste

Trieste.
A special city in the North-East of Italy.
A fierce and elegant town that has (irrationally) stolen a huge part of my heart since the very first day.
I can’t identify the reason why I deeply love this town: maybe is because of its silent geometry, its calm elegance or its smooth colours.
Italian, Austrian, Slovenian.
M i t t e l E u r o p a.
Trieste is a chink of lights and ideas.
It can be sharp and surly, but only for those who can’t appreciate the ivory and marble Elegance that oozes everywhere.
The Danube should flow in this divine land.
Trieste is an etheric and  thin boundary of pure Beauty.

Versione italiana

Trieste.

Una città speciale nel Nord-Est della Nostra Penisola.
Una città fiera ed elegante che ha (irrazionalmente) rubato una parte notevole del mio cuore.
Molto spesso ignorata (per fortuna) dal turismo selvaggio sia internazionale sia nostrano.

Fin da piccolo ho avuto modo di frequentare Trieste e fin dalla prima visita mi ha affascinato.
Riuscivo a sentirmi a mio agio. Non voglio sbilanciarmi troppo, ma mi sentivo quasi a casa.

Forse la colpa è di quella meravigliosa cornice che è Piazza Unità d’Italia, sarà il mare che sembra accogliere dentro di sé la città; o forse è l’atmosfera eburnea che regna sovrana, il silenzio elegantissimo, la sua severità austriaca mista ad una forte veracità che è più slava che italiana.

Trieste è scheggia di Luce bianchissima.
Una scheggia tagliente per coloro che non vogliono corteggiare la città; un faro splendente, invece, per coloro che si lasciano ammaliare da una sensualità diversa.

Perché, siamo onesti, Trieste è ammaliante.

Una principessa austriaca un po’ scostante e altezzosa, ma tremendamente desiderabile.
Ho sempre pensato che il Danubio sarebbe dovuto passare anche da queste parti.

Trieste: un etereo e leggiadro confine di rarefatta Bellezza.

The Palace of Prefettura is in Piazzà Unità d'Italia- the very central and magnificent square of Trieste.

The Palace of Prefettura is in Piazzà Unità d’Italia- the very central and magnificent square of Trieste.

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The “Monumento ai Caduti” (Monument of Fallen Soldiers) is dedicated to those soldiers who died during the First World War. You can find this powerful monument at top of the San Giusto hill.The way to reach it is fairly steep but it is completely worthy.

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The “Monumento ai Caduti” at San Giusto neighboor. Its strength and power is simply astonishing.

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A very contemporary park in the upper part of the city.

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Elegant geometries.

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Classical geometries repaired.

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A very particular and fascinating building close to Piazza Cavana, close to central Piazza Unità d’Italia.

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A view of the beautiful Piazza Unità d’Italia. One of the most beautiful and exquisite square all around Italy.

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View of the Adriatic Sea while sitting at the Molo Audace, in front of Piazza Unità d’Italia.

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Piazza Unità d’Italia shining in an (unusually) clear night.

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Arch of Riccardo, close to Piazza Cavana.

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Building that makes you dream. Immediately close to Piazza della Borsa.

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The geometries and the colours of this city always astonish me.

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The landing site in Piazza Unità d’Italia is called “Scala reale” and it is decorated with bronze statues.

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Another bronze statue decorating the Scala Reale.

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Another building in the center.

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Thanks to the complete absence of cars and traffic, Trieste is perfect for stopping in the middle of the street and taking photographs of magnificent buildings.

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A wonderful building’s decoration taken from the fortress in San Giusto neighboor.

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Unexpected beauty.

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Again the bronze statues patrolling the Scala Reale at the landing site in Piazza Unità d’Italia.

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A marble inscription of a poetry of Carducci immediately close to the San Giusto cathedral.

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One of the statues that decorate the amazing building “Lloyd Triestino” in Piazza Unità d’Italia.

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The golden decoration of the Prefettura Palace shining in Piazza Unità d’Italia.

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And that’s me ( I had long hair when I reached Trieste in February 2015) chilling at the Molo Audace (“Bald Wharf”). [Una rara foto di me in viaggio. Prometto che non vi turberò molto con gli autoscatti! 😉 ]

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View from the Molo Audace.

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This is Canal Grande. In the background there is the Sant’Antonio Taumaturgo Church. This is my favourite place and church in Trieste.

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The “Scala dei Giganti” (Staircase of Giants) is a must-see. It will lead you to the very touching Parco della Rimembranza (Memory Park) and to San Giusto.

This is the street that leads to San Giusto church. Such a breathtaking perspective from there!

This is the street that leads to San Giusto church. Such a breathtaking perspective from there!

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After San Giusto you will be glad to walk among Roman ruins.

Piazza della Borsa is the square next to Piazza Unità d'Italia.

Piazza della Borsa is the square next to Piazza Unità d’Italia.



The “soundtrack” of my trip was really unusual and very variegated. I post here just two (the main ones) of the songs that I listened to while visiting the city.
The song of Paloma Faith might help you in understanding the marmoreal and melanchonic beauty of Trieste.
“Only love can hurt like this”: only Love can make someone so sad because of leaving. But, well, it’s Love.
The second song might make you feel what I feel while sitting at the Molo Audace looking at the Piazza Unità d’Italia.

E queste due sono le canzoni che più mi legano a Trieste.

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