Serbian orthodox church, Trieste
The church of San Spiridione is a serbian-orthodox church - which reminds you of the fact that not a long time ago Trieste was once part of Jugoslavia - until Italy traded the Istrian peninsula for Trieste. This church is of recent construction (1868) and can seat about 1600 people. Inside you can see several interesting painting and frescos, but the highlight are 4 precious gilded russian icons
This tip shows some of the golden, mosaic-like decorations that make San Spiridione a real treasure.
Here you see the wonderful frescoes that decorate the dome, the half-domes and the apse. The huge quantity of golden makes them more similar to mosaics.
Also taken in the same area of Canal Grande, this beautiful building caught my eyes !
It's the Serbian Orthodox Church called Chisea di Santo Spiridione...
It was completed in 1868...
S Spiridione... you can go in, take some pics and pretend to have visited russia or some other hortodox country :-)
Trieste is a real religious mixdown.. you can find cubic synagogue, serbian hortodox churches, mosqueelike churches....