Canale Grande (the Big Chanel), dominates the whole area of Borgo Teresiano, which is situated in the central part of the city of Trieste. It is several hundreds of meters long and gives you impression of Venice canals. There are number of very attractive palaces situated on both sides of the canal shore while its northern part closed by the square of San Antonio Nuovo .
Not Your Average Chamber of Commerce
The Borsa Vecchia is one of Trieste's most outstanding buildings and a Chamber of Commerce is absolutely the last thing you expect to find in this type of setting. Walking along the street you think it's a church or an art gallery or possibly a theatre but the clue is in the name of the Piazza and this is actually the Palazzo de Borsa Vecchio. The Old Stock Exchange building ( the new one is next door and looks every inch a poor relation) this has something of the splendour of Greece and Rome about it. It resembles a Greek temple with four Doric columns holding up the portico and the tympaneum on top. On top of the building is a line of statues and underneath are a series of bas-reliefs crossing the second floor. At ground level are another four statues sculpted by various Venetian artists and the whole effect is absolutely stunning. The only thing that lets this building down is its location, just plonked on the side of the street surrounded by the most ordinary and mundane offices and shops.
Cavana is the hearth of the old Trieste.
An area close to the port and very densely populated it was also the area of the brothels of the city, together with cheap coffee shops. It wasn't a safe zone at all, as every other area of the world, built close to a harbour.
The Jews area was also here.
In 1930 a new urbanistic project raised down many houses and left many others empty and abandoned.
More recently the area has been restored and new offices and shops are now there, together, together with new flats. The whole area is slowly coming back to a new life.
The Castle of Miramare
The Castle was built from 1856 to 1860 to a design by Carl Junker on the orders of Archduke Maximilian.
The Castle gardens provide a setting of outstanding beauty with a variety of trees, chosen by and planted on the orders of Maximilian, that today make a remarkable collection.
Features of particular attraction in the gardens include two ponds, one noted for its swans and the other for lotus flowers, the Castle annexe ("Castelletto"), a nearby a bronze statue of Maximilian, and a small chapel in which is kept a cross made from the remains of the "Novara", the flagship on which Maximilian, brother of Emperor Franz Josef, set sail to become Emperor of Mexico.
Sleeping car to Trieste... and other movies
Arriving by train.....
Sleeping Car to Trieste
Release Year: 1945
Cast: Jean Kent, Albert Lieven, Derrick de Marney, Paul Dupuis, Rona Anderson, David Tomlinson
Director: John Paddy Carstairs, John Paddy Carstairs
Categories: Spy Film, Action, Mystery
Running Time: 95 minutes
Sleeping Car to Trieste (1945) is one of the best railroad melodramas. The film's 'maguffin' is a diary containing important political information. Stolen from a diplomat in Paris, the diary finds its way on board the Orient Express. Already, the two thieves have double-crossed each other, and among the passengers there are plenty of interested parties-heroes and villains alike-who hope to claim the diary for their own purposes. When one of these parties is murdered, police chief Jolif (Paul Dupuis) takes charge of the case, but there's still many a plot twist to come before the guilty are punished and the innocent rewarded. An inordinate amount of footage is devoted to the wisecrackery of Bonar Colleano, cast as yet another stereotyped American. The climax of Sleeping Car to Trieste is a classic, endlessly imitated by future-and lesser-Orient Express espionagers.------------------------------------
In the 007 James Bond's 'FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE'
Bond meets with Kerim Bay when he arrives in Istanbul. He is driven round, and even witnesses a gypsy camp gun battle. When Tatiana, the Russian defector, smuggles the plans of the Russian security building to Bond, he plans the theft of the lektor. It is successful, and Bond, Tatiana and Bay head for Trieste on the Orient Express. However, Bay is killed by the SPECTRE agent. When he tries to kill Bond, Bond defeats him using his trusty briefcase, then uses his getaway plan to escape. Arriving by ship.....
APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH (1988)
a movie with Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall
Cannon; Directed by Michael Winner
Rated PG; 102 minutes
It's 1937 and passengers on a cruise ship bound for the Holy Land mingle with each other during a brief stopover at Trieste. Among them is Hercule Poirot, that famous Belgian sleuth of impeccable manners and immeasurable powers of deduction. Poirot is on holiday and en route to Palestine. But, as every Agatha Christie fan knows, there will be no vacation for the mustachioed master of mystery for wherever the dapper detective chooses to go, murder will most certainly follow.
once again by train: DIPLOMATIC COURIER (MISION PELIGROSA EN TRIESTE) USA 1952
(97 MN)....from Paris - to Salzburg - to Trieste!
Department of State courier Mike Kelly ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but things get a bit tough. After all, he is just a postman. He searches all over Trieste for a Russian secret plan describing their planned invasion of Yugoslavia. During his search, Kells meets an American tourist (Neal) and a mysterious European woman (Neff), but Kells eventually learns that both women are not who they appear to be.