Costa Fascinosa visits the port of Trieste

Last of a series Trieste is a quite beautiful, marvelous, historic port of call. I first visited Trieste about six years ago and found its history absolutely amazing and loved the brightness of the city, the warm shopkeepers and lovely architecture. Like Koper, Slovenia, Trieste has changed hands many times. Set between the Adriatic and Italy’s border with Slovenia, Trieste has suffered collateral damage through history as the point where Germanic, Latin and Slavic cultures met – …

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Marcia’s cruise aboard the Costa Fascinosa continues to Slovenia and Costa execs speak of the tragedy aboard the Concordia

Venice was yesterday, the next stop on my abbreviated cruise (a kind of taste test of the new Costa Fascinosa,) is the port of Koper in Slovenia. Koper is a lovely old city in the northern Adriatic known in Italian as Copodistria. It has other Latin names: Capris, Caprea, Capre or Capristo and is not far from Trieste.  After World War I the area became part of Italy and after World War II it was controlled by …

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