This is panoramic view of Trieste's harbour and a part of the city centre called Borgo Teresiano. The picture was taken from the top of the Capitoline Hill which, eversince Roman times of the town, was its cultural and administrative centre. Do not miss Capitoline Hill when visiting the town, besides many cultural and historic monuments, it is the most beautiful part of the town.
Our wind "Bora" and its origin
There is peculiarity of Trieste that many people don't love...but I do!
I'm speaking about our wind, "Bora". February is the peak month for bora but strong winds associated with the bora can also occur in any month. The other strong bora episodes usually end by April, but milder boras can occur in any month of the year.
The presence of The wind "Bora" , that is a dry, very cold continental wind , on Trieste depends on the geographical shaping of Trieste. The town lies at the extremity of a quite relatively warm sea and a wide and very cold hinterland with an open pass on the gulf of the city. This situation between the two zones, sea and hinterland,causes the possibility of the forming of strong differences of temperature and atmospheric pressure with the result of frequent and intense downflows of air masses from the hinterland towards the sea.
If this difference of pressure is exalted by the transit of a depression (cyclone) on the Adriatic sea, or by the creation of a high pressure zone (anticyclone) on the central- eastern Europe, or by the simultaneously presence of a depression on the sea and a high pressure on the continent, so the descending air flow achieves high speeds and characteristics of violence.
The wind can be “Chiara” (light) if the sky is clear or “Scura” (dark): if there are clouds created by the wind "Scirocco".
The bora announces itself with long and threatening hisses called refoli. In the most severe winters, people from Trieste say:
Tre giorni la nassi,Three days to be born
Tre giorni la cressi,Three days to grow,
Tre giorni la crepa , Three days to die
It's a strange situation when wind pushes you..in that case NEVER run...it will make you falling !!
The "Holy Block"
I personally call it "The holy block".
In the old part of Trieste, over a hill you can see some churches standing together close to each other end exposing different styles and different way of believing in God.
There is a catholic baroque church, a protestant church and another catholic one in romanic style.
Imperial Castle of Miramar
Miramar's Castle (Kaiserschloss Miramar )and its mediterranean gardens.
Once upon a time this castle was the seaside's residence of the Austrian Imperial family...
It has got 2 millions foreign visitors in 2002 Designed to look like a Norman castle of the late Renaissance period, it was built in the mid-1800s for Maximilian of Hapsburg, the archduke of Austria, who was married to Princess Charlotte, the daughter of King Leopold of Belgium.
The huge and representative Palazzo Carciotti, designed by Matteo Pertsch in1805, dominates the whole area of Riva Tre Novembre. Its western side is situated along the Canale Grande.
Today it is the headquarters of the Harbour Office.