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Castles by the sea – Trieste and Duino

July 14, 2016
Duino Trieste

A trip to Trieste would be incomplete without visiting some of the most stunning landmarks of the area, if not the whole province of Friuli Venezia Giulia: The beautiful coastline has inspired emperors and artists alike, who chose to spend their time frequently near the healing sea breeze. As I’m not a pro with history I’ll spare you with too many details (which can be read on wiki anyway) and take you on a virtual tour through some amazing castles by the…

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La dolce vita triestina

June 22, 2016
Trieste Canal grande

Once a year (at least) a trip to Italy means balm for the soul: This country has a certain magic whether it has to do with the food, the incredibly rich culture or simply their la dolce vita way of life. About Trieste I have a lot of childhood memories (thanks to some relatives who live there) – however I didn’t come back for many many years.…

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The melancholia of Venice – between beauty and decay

December 16, 2014
Venice photo tour

When I was there last time – about 10 years ago – I personally was done with Venice: Too many tourists, overpriced, seedy hotels and disappointing restaurants. As I found cheap train tickets, I decided to give it another chance and I’m glad I did. The weather on that November weekend wasn’t appealing at all, but compared to the unbearable heat in the summer, it gave the city an entirely different atmosphere.…

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