Italy has a boot in the south and Trieste is it’s little finger hanging over the edge of the Adriatic Sea.
I visited there twice this trip.
Its had to capture the feel of a city in photos but let me tell you Trieste has a beautiful ambience.
The coast around the Miramare Castle north of the city centre is just beautiful
As are the cities major plazas that run down to the Adriatic.
And to make is extra special for me
The Irish literary legend James Joyce visited. Though I dont think Trieste was mentioned in Ulysses!
Just a beautiful city.
Piran is the jewel of the Slovenian coast
The little fishing village
The small Slovenian coast provides beautiful views
The view is looking toward Trieste from Slovenia.
While Lake Bled with its picturesque castle in the centre of the lake is the tourist pick
A little further of the beaten track is Lake Bohinj and its my pick
Along with its beautiful waterfall
Which over looks the lake
Ptuj, is reputedly the oldest town in Slovenia
Its in the north east not far from the Hungarian border and was a rest point after a to long ride to Romania, the Black Sea and crossing Hungary.
The local wine delish
And as I approached 12000km of travel on my Moto Guzzi
The Ptuj thermal centre was a welcome indulgence.
As was the time to enjoy the Art festival and castle
Brežice was my first stop I Slovenia as I headed east to the Black Sea.
It was my stay here the beauty of the countryside, the town, its Art and the people that made me commit to focus my time in Slovenia on my return west.