Trieste bike, the Piazza Unità to Miramare Castle
Obstinate and opposite direction. Sometimes viaggiarla the city of bora. Why Trieste is a place of water, air and land, where the sea breeze can turn into icy winds of up to 170 kilometers per hour. Yet for much of the Trieste coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate, slightly humid, mild and sunny, like the South of France. The bora for Trieste is much thicker than the tantalizing “BAMA”.Rarely is the dreaded “boraza”. And the sun shines 300 days a year in Trieste, with an average annual temperature of 16 degrees.
Is on a bright day in Trieste, last June, closed the 21st and final stage of the 97th tour of Italy. A grand finale at the speed of bora for cyclists in piazza Unità d’Italia Italy, an excellent starting point for tourists who slow riding to get to know the city. With its 12280 square meters it is the piazza overlooking the sea in Europe. Habsburg beauty in a seaport and border which is an understatement definire italiana.
For a nice bike ride and admire Trieste with its waves you can start from coffee to arrive at the castle of Miramare, two symbols of the city.
Next to the beautiful town hall and its clock tower, in piazza Unità there is the Caffè degli Specchi, historic city lounge, from 1839. Its tables regulars James Joyce, Italo Svevo and Franz Kafka. Order a coffee here says it all. The secular bond between Trieste and espresso combines many shades. There is coffee in the Cup and in glass. Who wants espresso should get “a black”, while for those who take the cappuccino generally, not to find himself with a macchiato in the Cup, all ordered a latte.
From the molo Audace, facing the square, to the castle of Miramare, the bike ride is short – approximately 9 km – but very impressive.
Must see, on the Riva Tre Novembre, is the Canal, built in the late 18th century by the Venetian Parcell. Is a dip in the Serenissima unexpectedly, a waterway that leads straight to the Church of Sant’Antonio Taumaturgo neoclassical, through another local historian, North Star, and the Serbian-Orthodox Temple of Holy Trinity and Saint Spyridon. This mixture of styles, concentrated in one place, is the soul of Trieste. So many different buildings coexist harmoniously, guarded by a statue ofJames Joyce, overlooking the Red Bridge.
Proceeding towards the central station the garden in piazza della Libertà to reach viale Miramare, the long coastal road that leads up to the Castle. The road is tarred and busy, out of protected bike lane only intermittently. The entire path is not challenging, but in some places the incline grows from an average of 0.7 percent to 28 percent.
Halfway through the journey begins pinewood of Barcola, a dense cloud of pines. The Trieste, in summer, use them as if they were umbrellas in the days spent in the Sun on a long terrace of porphyry that arrives to the Castle. This area is popular for all year. From joggers, cyclists and sportsmen in winter, while in summer becomes the most popular beach of the city, with kiosks is bathrooms and crowded by young who elders loyal.
Gulf views from this corner of the city is magical. And apparently the first to notice it was Maximilian of Habsburg, brother of Emperor Franz Joseph. The Archduke of Austria remains blinded to the point that on the promontory of Grignano buy several lots in 1855, and ends to build a House that looks like something out of a storybook: the castle of Miramare.
A Royal Palace surrounded by 22 acres of parkland, in a blaze of rare plants and a protected marine area, become a WWF oasis. In the face of such beauty can make you park the bike and walk. The regulation is clear: the only option here is to lead the hand bike.