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Sep
2020
CANAL GRANDE – TRIESTE
Posted by: v.cortese /8990

The Grand Canal was a shallow sea water course useful for the adjacent salt pans which were cut by three channels, the “Small Canal” also called “Canal del vino”, which reached up to Piazza Vecchia, the “Canal maestro”, which it became the current Grand Canal along until it touched the church of Sant’Antonio and a […]

fontana dei quattro continenti piazza unità d'italia trieste

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Sep
2020
LA FONTANA DEI QUATTRO CONTINENTI – PIAZZA UNITA’ D’ITALIA – TRIESTE
Posted by: v.cortese /11380

The Fountain of the Four Continents, located in front of the Town Hall in Piazza Unità d’Italia, was created between 1751 and 1754 by the Bergamo sculptor Giovanni Battista Mazzoleni, also author of the Giovanin Fountain in Piazza Ponterosso and of the Neptune Fountain in Piazza of the Stock Exchange. The intention was to present […]

palazzo pitteri piazza unità d'italia trieste

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Sep
2020
PALAZZO PITTERI- PIAZZA UNITA’ D’ITALIA – TRIESTE
Posted by: v.cortese /7710

The building originally housed the Piccardi houses and the Locanda Grande, accommodation for passing foreigners, then in 1780, by order of the shopkeeper Domenico Plenario, the architect Ulderico Moro designed a building in the Triestine neoclassical style with baroque influences and rococo. In 1801 the palace was bought by Giovanni Lovovitz. In 1834 the entire […]

basilica paleocristiana trieste

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Sep
2020
BASILICA PALEOCRISTIANA – TRIESTE
Posted by: v.cortese /9000

Its discovery dates back to the first half of the 19th century, when Domenico Rossetti, in 1825, designed the mosaics of the apse of the church which was brought to light only at the beginning of the 60s of the last century. In 1963 some workers of the Municipality of Trieste, while carrying out ordinary […]

via torino trieste

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Sep
2020
VIA TORINO – TRIESTE
Posted by: v.cortese /9320

Via Torino, one of the streets of the Trieste nightlife, full of characteristic places and each with different gastronomic specialties. The side street of Via Torino is Via Diaz, home to the entrance to the Revoltella Museum and elegant and sophisticated restaurants. At the entrance to the street, towards Piazza Hortis, there is the Premuda-Senitzer […]

piazza venezia trieste

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Sep
2020
PIAZZA VENEZIA – TRIESTE
Posted by: v.cortese /8940

The square originated in the eighteenth century from the work of burial and arrangement of the streets facing the sea and overlooking the Molo Giuseppino, today Molo Venezia, the docking site, above all, of the ships owned by Lloyd Austriaco until the nineteenth century. Piazza Venezia, at the time Piazza Giuseppina, was the square of […]

risiera di san sabba

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Sep
2020
RISIERA DI SAN SABBA – TRIESTE
Posted by: v.cortese /11300

The Risiera di San Sabba is the only example of a Nazi concentration camp in Italy. It is a national monument with the presidential decree of April 15, 1965. The Nazi occupiers, from September 1943 to April 1945, used the large complex of buildings of the rice husking plant built in 1898 in the suburb […]

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Aug
2020
CARCIOTTI PALACE TRIESTE
Posted by: v.cortese /7270

The Greek merchant Demetrio Carciotti who had settled in Trieste in 1775 commissioned the architect Matteo Pertsch to build a grandiose building flanking the Grand Canal, 100 meters long and 40 meters wide, clearly visible from the sea. Originally, the building included the owner’s house on the main floor, sixteen apartments on the upper floors […]

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Aug
2020
GIUSEPPE VERDI THEATER TRIESTE
Posted by: v.cortese /6670

The Teatro Verdi was born with the name of Teatro Nuovo then in 1821 it was called Teatro Grande, in 1861, after its acquisition by the Municipality, it became the Municipal Theater and, on January 27, 1901, was consecrated to the name of Verdi a few hours after the death of the great composer, by […]

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Aug
2020
THE “BATHS” OF TRIESTE. THE BATHING ESTABLISHMENT AT THE LANTERN TRIESTE
Posted by: v.cortese /12140

At the beginning of the 19th century, taking a bath in Trieste was considered an activity to be encouraged for the well-being and health of citizens. In Trieste the “tociada” took place even before the birth of the bathing establishments. Old Town boys and sailors at the beginning of the 19th century used to dive […]