Being situated in the North of Italy Trieste is placed on the plateau 'where the Mediterranean touches the heart of Europe'. The city was surrounded by walls right up till the 18th century. They determined its building structure.
After the demolishing of the walls the city centre began to expand and later it became one of the most significant seaports in the region. The city's function as of a seaport is still acute today for their economy and, besides, it is one of the largest ports in Italy.
Today's Trieste produces an impression of a city in which everything is running too fast as many old buildings are not in good state. But if you try not to pay attention at these things you are sure to notice the beauty the city used to have many centuries ago. While visiting the city do not forget to visit such places of interest there as the Cathedral of San Giusto, Basilica of San Silvestro, Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Israelite Temple.
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