SAN SPIRIDIONE CHURCH

When I arrived to Trieste, the first thing that struck me was how many different places of worship there are in the City.  Apart from the traditional churches, Trieste is home to one of the largest Jewish Synagogues in Europe, a Lutheran Church, a Greek Orthodox Church, and the Serbian Orthodox Church of San Spyridon or San Spiridione.…

AL CAVALLUCCIO

One of the two highly rated-seafood restaurants on the tiny port of Duino, what Al Cavalluccio lacks in “glam”, it more than makes up for it in delicious food, abundant portions, and excellent service. To be fair, it may not look as fancy as its neighbor, LA DAMA BIANCA, but inside it is cozy and…

RUJ

One would never guess that the modest little country home off the winding road just across the border from Italy near Opicina, is seat to one of Slovenia’s most prized chefs. Peter Patajac, winner of many International culinary awards, runs Ruj in Sezana, Slovenia — a mere 15 minutes from downtown Trieste. In the heart of…

FOLKLORE: BORA, THE LADY OF TRIESTE

I experienced my first Bora in Trieste, at night. We had a forecast that the wind would pick up in the evening and, never having experienced it before, I admit I was a little excited and a little nervous having heard many stories about its strength and unpredictability.  It began slowly but by the time we went to…

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY IN TRIESTE

I insist on keeping certain American traditions alive while I’m here in Trieste. However, it’s not so easy given several factors; (1) that it’s impossible to watch any American “Live” TV event, as it airs here any time between midnight and 3am which, try as I might, is WAAAAAY past my bedtime. (2) That preparing any traditional American food…

WINTERS HAIR CONCEPT

Among the top priorities when you move to a new city is finding your new hair stylist — it’s a chance to cement your identity in your new home. A hairstylist is not only a beauty consultant, but also acts as part therapist, a partner in your evolution and ultimately a friend. Winters’ salon, under the guidance…

DATAX SERVICE

If you don’t live in a major city, then it’s difficult to find an APPLE store for support of your Apple products.  Being that we’re a 110% Apple household, any minor glitch is enough to send us into a cold sweat! Luckily we discovered DATAX a Trieste based, APPLE authorized Support and Repair center that provides truly…

SERRA HUB

Serra Hub is the brainchild of 5 accomplished young men who have come together to create a “hub” where their individual creative exploits and joint mission find an outlet. They strive to provide an “incubator space” where creative types can share their talents. Everything from sustainable local cuisine, recycling or “upcycling” of used and discarded…

SURVIVAL GUIDE: LA BORA

One of Trieste’s natural wonders is its wind know as LA BORA. It is a North to Northeastern katabatic wind similar to the Santa Ana’s in Southern California, the Bohemian Wind in the Ore Mountains between Germany and the Czech Republic, the Barber in New Zealand, the Oroshi in Japan. It rushes down from the mountains…

TUTTO COLORE

For those of you who like arts & crafts, Tutto Colore is as close as you’ll get to a craft store in Trieste. True to its name, the first thing you notice about the store is the vast assortment of paper goods, paints, pencils markers, stickers, etc. in every color. In the back of the store…