At the easternmost region of Italy, there is a small strip of land that borders with Slovenia — This is the Friuli Venezia Region and has a distinct style, culture and history that is quite different to the rest of mainland Italy. Trieste is one of the largest cities within this beautiful region and sits on the coast between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. Due to its proximity to other nations and regions, Trieste has been influenced over the years by various other cultures and civilizations. The city has a current population of , and is one of this richest economical places in Italy due to its extensive port and commercial shipping trade. Trieste has been inhabited since the second millennium BC and was part of the Roman Republic. Once the Roman Empire had declined, Trieste became a free commune and then was subsequently part of the Hapsburg Empire and resisted many sieges and attacks by the Ottomans throughout the Middle Ages.
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Trieste is at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and has a very long coastline, free sea access in Barcola and is surrounded by grassland, forest and karst areas. Being spared cold waves in winter by the maritime influence, the city has a subtropical climate rare for its relatively high latitude. In it had a population of about ,  and it is the capital of the autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Trieste was one of the oldest parts of the Habsburg Monarchy , belonging to it from until In the 19th century the monarchy was one of the Great Powers of Europe and Trieste was its most important seaport. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after Vienna , Budapest , and Prague. Trieste underwent an economic revival during the s, and the Free Territory of Trieste became a major site of the struggle between the Eastern and Western blocs after the Second World War.
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Last Updated on 3rd October by Sarah and Justin. Italy is home to quite a few popular tourist destinations. But our favorite city in Italy is one you may have never heard of: Trieste. But once we did, we were hooked.