The Crystal Serenity sailed right up to the edge of the Piazza Unità d’Italia, the main piazza in Trieste. We went ashore and simply walked to our hotel the Duchi D’Aosta across the street. Amazing!
The piazza is larger than St Mark’s in Venice and surrounded on three sides by beautifully restored Venetian, Austrian and Palladian buildings. The other side ends with steps right into the sea.
It’s Friday lunchtime and a business day but so few people. This is what I imagine Venice to be 50 years ago.
At lunch time, I washed down my favourite Seafood Salad in olive oil and lemon with a local Sauvignon from Friuli region sitting with Pam, Ken and Edmundo marvelling at the scene from our table under an awning at Harry’s Grill.