Sunday, October 13, 2013

My favorite travel destinations - Trieste, Italy

     Trieste is located on the Adriatic Sea in northeastern part of Italy. It has a very specific architecture stile which I like very much. If you happen to be there don't miss the chance to visit Miramar Castle, build between 1856 and 1860 and situated on 8 km from the city.

      Miramar Castle:


    Among the many many other things, Trieste is also famous with its wind - the so called "Bora". It's a very cold and dry wind that can reach speeds of up to 200 km per hour. So in case you are planning your trip to this part of Italy, don't forget to check the weather forecasts :)

    Lucky for me the weekend I've spend there was hot and sunny! I went to Trieste to visit a friend and to watch the "Barcolana regatta". It's a boat race which is taking place every second week of October. 

   The race is starting at 10 am on Sunday but you can enjoy watching the boats sailing in the sea days before the race .  There were 2000 boats participating in this year's Barcolana. 






     Here is something that you don't see everyday - a flying boat!


     On Sunday morning the boats are sailing to the start line...


    ...and at 10 am the race is starting:





     Unfortunately there was almost no wind and the boats were very slow. But on the other side the view was amazing! :)


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