thoughts about Trieste?

Nov 17th, 2007, 04:10 PM
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thoughts about Trieste?

We were thinking about a week-long visit to Trieste in March when the college where I teach goes on spring break. What can you tell us about this city?

Our preference is to find a self-catering-type apartment, and just settle in. We like to shop daily in markets and get to know local shops and restaurants. Anyone have a source of such rentals?

What are some of the special sights?

This is a proper vacation, not just a tourist-see-as-much-as-you-can jaunt.

We are interested in all experiences!

Thanks -- Ellen
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Nov 17th, 2007, 08:56 PM
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I spent a night in Trieste years ago. We were passing through. My ex-wife called it the city of millimeters because of the way they drive there.

For a good read get Jan <?> Morris' "Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere."

If you want to hang out in that area I would also spend time in Ljubljana. It is a beautiful city.

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Nov 18th, 2007, 05:53 AM
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What is your attraction to Trieste? I would get bored in 2 days there.
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Nov 18th, 2007, 06:31 AM
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You can find links to apartment accommodation on the Trieste turism website. Use the Italian version, not the English version, as their English translation is poor. Choose "Allogiare a Trieste" then from the pull-down menu "Appartimenti per le vacanze".
Not all choices have a website, but an orange arrow indicating "sito web" will send you to the website:

http://www.triestetourism.it/
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Nov 18th, 2007, 06:53 AM
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I spent two nights in Trieste and had plenty to keep me busy. I don't know about an entire week though. Day trips to Ljubljana and Rovinj might be nice. You can take the train to the first and a bus to the latter.
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