October 12, 2016

Trieste, Italy

Press HERE to see a slideshow
of Trieste (50+ photos).

Mr. Happy's Group - Alberto in Blue Plaid Shirt

Trieste is an Austrian town in the north of Italy. How can that be? For 500 years it was part of the Hapsburg Empire. The city was finally given to Italy in the early 1950's. The archetecture is dominated by 19th century Austrian styles.

We are couchsurfing here. It has given a chance to really know our host Alberto Contento, also known as Mr. Happy. He is an excellent singer. We have met several of his friends and some have become facebook friends.

While we are staying five nights, the weather has been far from perfect. One day we stayed in due to cold, rain and wind. One day we made it to the center, but quit roaming when the cold wind wore us out. We did take a LOT of pictures and we encouage you to see the slide show.

Today we visited a mini-Versailles. It was the House of Baron Pasquale Revoltella and the Revoltella Gallery of Modern Art. The visit was wonderful.

Again, please, watch the slideshow. Tomorrow we will be on our way to Venice.

Ships Preparing for the Barcolana Race
Preparing for Barcolana IMG_0744

Posted by bill at October 12, 2016 12:40 PM

Thanks for the great pics! What a beautiful place.
I really appreciate the time and effort you put forth to share your travel adventures with us. Take care. Margie San Roman Mpls. USA

Posted by: Margie Sanroman at October 12, 2016 01:00 PM

Beautiful, Thanks for sharing. The Hapsburg architecture reminds me some of the buildings in Lviv, Ukraine. Also built by the Hapsburg empire.

Posted by: Mickie Turk at October 14, 2016 08:41 PM


Posted by: lise at October 30, 2016 10:19 AM