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Trieste through the alleys of the old town

Art and literature amid the narrow streets of the old town.  
In contrast to the majority of Italian cities, the Renaissance and Baroque periods did not flourish in Trieste. The heart of the city is the Medieval town, a small commercial world that communicates with the modern city built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire after it made peace with the Turks in 1717.

Beginning at that time the small fishing town (which was in continuous conflict with nearby Venice) became important to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which overcame difficulties and conflicts to transform it into a great city. 
This fascinating route takes visitors through the narrow streets of the old town, encompassing the Roman town, with the Arch of Riccardo, and the Medieval town, including Trauner Square, the location of the first Jewish ghetto.
It also includes various Neoclassical buildings, such as the delightful Anglican church and the beautiful Rotonda Pancera.
In addition, it explores the nineteenth-century city, including buildings constructed by Trieste's merchants, such as the residence of Baron Revoltella, and public institutions such as the Cobolli Gymnasium and the Biserini Building, home of the Museum of Natural History and the Civic Library. Finally, there are a few examples of Art Nouveau architecture, such as the Mosco houses. 
Full of charm and picturesque settings, this historical route moves between the narrow streets and small squares of the Medieval town and the broader spaces of the modern city.
Not only architectural, it is also a literary route, to be experienced with the works of leading writers from Trieste, such as Saba and Svevo, or authors, such as Ivo Andric, who visited Trieste and referred to the city in their writings.

Piero Ongaro - DiscoverTrieste