aperol with a view (from the castello di San Gusto)
Saturday 28 up to and including Tuesday 31 May we stayed in a lovely apartment (Il Borgo Residence) at the Piazza Cornelia Romana, which is in the middle of town. The apartment was spacious, nicely decorated and on the first floor. We were lucky to find a just-fitting parking place at the piazza. Time to relax.
piazza Cornelia Romana
the salumeria around the corner where we bought cheese and S.Daniele ham
enjoying drinks with a view on the sea at the Piazza Unita Italia,
THE square of Trieste, after arrival
Piazza Unita Italia
Sunday, 29 May
We climbed up through narrow streets to visit the San Giusto Castle and Church, which were very interesting and gave a good insight in the history and different rulers of Trieste.
When we finished our tour we had to wait for the heavy rain to stop. However, after an hour the sun started shining again.
In the evening we had a nice dinner which started outside but we had to rush inside due to heavy rain and thunder; buckets of water coming down from the sky and flooding our terrace.
breakfast 'at home'
We started with San Giusto church:
many old fresco's
capilla de tresori
Then the castle/borgo:
in the castle reminents of Roman time, amond them great mosaics
great view on Trieste from the castle, while enjoying drinks
selfies on the stairs of the castle
the old arena
Monday, 30 May
Clouds in the morning, sun from 3 pm on.
Shopping, relaxing and exploring in Trieste. Tips for restaurants/typical food from Mauro.
Prepared our own meal with ingredients we bought that day: great meat at the local butcher, rucola, pasta with fresh pesto accompanied by a good red wine.
tip from Mauro: typical Trieste food at Da Pepi
home made dinner at our appartment
Tuesday, 31 May
Exploring the surroundings of Trieste by car:
first stop the lovely village of Muggia and then searching for 2 wineries we selected, because according to the Tourist office in Trieste they were open for visits.
However, we couldn't find both. Maybe they were old barns no idea. Both were near the border of Slovenia. So, we did have a nice winding drive through the small roads of the Karst mountain area.
In the evening we visited one of the restaurants Mauro had advised: Da Angelina. Indeed great food and service in this small, very popular restaurant.
vineyards and a stop at the seaside in Slovenia
dinner at Da Angelina
Time flies when you're having fun and our days in Trieste end here.
Tomorrow we will go to Friuli, one of the wine areas on our list.
to be continued