REPORT CARDS

Trieste continues to offer little surprises and reveal itself as a city of “Firsts”. Thanks to Sonia Sicco, a young woman I met a couple of years ago here in Trieste — I have learned something new about my adopted city. Sonia works in communications, but her hobby is to peruse and collect and share…

FVG STAYCATIONS

Wow, no one really knows how this summer is going to pan out. Theoretically “the worst is over” but then there are concerns of a “second wave”. Right now we are living in this world of contrasts wondering if plans made long ago should still be fulfilled. Many of us hoping to see family overseas…

HOTEL DE LA VILLE

Going to catch the number 9 bus on Viale Mazzini, one passes a building with the inscription Hotel de la Ville. Just the name transports me; I immediately envision corsetted women with elegant bustles and bootlets, with dizzying amounts of laces walking with their moustached gentlemen in top hats and carrying walking canes. It’s hard…