The people of Trieste, including the staff here at Pescheria Tognon, often claim that the rocky bottom on their side of the Adriatic gives fish a better taste than the sandy Venetian side. The rivalry with Venice dates back to the 9th century, when both trading cities started competing for control of the Adriatic and beyond.
Trieste – Long Read

An Italian place apart

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Trieste – Long Read An Italian place apart

Hello Trieste, with its unique position on the coast of the Adriatic looking west to the rest of Italy. Thanks to its centuries as part of the Astro-Hungarian Empire, the city enjoys many other differences – both social, cultural and historical – that set it apart from the Italian mainland.

Tara Isabella Burton
Tara Isabella Burton Travel Writer

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