Trieste – Mediterranean atmosphere and attitude to life

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From 1382 to 1918 Trieste belonged to the Habsburg monarchy not to say to Austria-Hungary. It was its most important trading port, one of the bases of k.u.k. Kriegsmarine and seat of the governor of the Austrian coastal country.
Trieste, like Berlin, lies on the fault line between East and West, or in other words between democracy and communism, found itself in a marginal position in the transport sector for decades due to the East-West conflict.

What makes Trieste so special is not just its numerous sights. The city's unique flair lies more in the attitude to life that the people of Trieste carry with them. This warm, Mediterranean atmosphere can be felt particularly in the Piazza unita d'Italia.

The old town consists of a small number of narrow streets and narrow passages. Antique meets relics of the KuK monarchy and the present with modern fashion shops. For an Italian city, Trieste is also very clean and tidy.

You should definitely try the typical Jota, a soup made from beans, potatoes and sauerkraut, served with lard, bacon, smoked sausage, herbs and spices and which fully expresses the style of local gastronomy.

Aquileia - Roman trading town with ancient port

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Aquileia - Roman trading town with ancient port

We first got to know Aquileia in its current size as a small, provincial town far away from the sea and were accordingly amazed when during our tour we learned how important this town was, especially because of its commercial port.

Camper Club Staranzano - alternative to the campsites

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Camper Club Staranzano - alternative to the campsites

Already on the way to Lake Garda we noticed that almost all campsites are closed in Italy in November, mostly immediately after the holidays at the beginning of the month.

Aquileia - floor mosaic in the cathedral

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Aquileia - floor mosaic in the cathedral

Our project trip should also take us to the ancient Roman city of Aquileia in what is now the province of Udine, where there is a huge excavation site to visit as well as two museums, one of which is on early Christian history.

Palmanova on the Ciclovia Alpe Adria cycle path

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Palmanova on the Ciclovia Alpe Adria cycle path

To further explore the Alpe Adria cycle path and other places worth visiting on the long-distance cycle path, we also wanted to ride the section to Palmanova.

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