Saturday, September 01, 2007
The Roman Empire - and San Giusto
Finding your way around a new city - here, just aim up. San Giusto and Roman ruins are at the top of a high hill area, with enough signs. See //www.ts.camcom.it/sangiusto. It if comes up Italian, search for San Giusto Trieste and click on the "translate this page" in your browser first.
There was an original Roman structure, a Capitoline Temple; and on that was built an early Christian basilica in the 6th Century. This was later destroyed, and two churches were built, Lady of the Assumption and San Giusto, and then these were connected. See ruins of the earlier Roman and Christian basilica. showing where they were; and then two churches replaced the basilica, to San Giusto and another to Mary. Using the same search words, scroll down to Trieste.com, translate that page and go. You will see how easy it is to get the gist of history, even when the translation is mechanical and sketchy. Sometimes regular English gets dull. This takes thinking, and is worth the thought.
The canal-waterways, urban chic, see //www.buzzle.com/articles/i-love-touring-italy-trieste. and rim of mountains - but Trieste is also Roman ruins and churches. See //www.edinboro.edu/cwis/marketing/LASTrieste.