On our second day in Trieste, Italy we decided to venture to the Castello di Miramare. The “castle” was built by Ferdinand Maximilian of Hapsburg, the emperor of Mexico, as his home in Italy. However, before the extremely lavish home was finished being built, Maximilian was called to Mexico to rule country, without ever sleeping one night in his new home.

DF9A7778-2The castle is located about 5 miles outside of the city center, which provided a nice (long) scenic walk for us along the Adriatic Sea.

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triesteday2-1One of the many members only “beach” clubs we passed– basically just portioned off patios with steps right into the sea.

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DF9A7783-2The clearest of clear blue water.

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DF9A7790-2Yeah I can’t get enough of the paninis here.

DF9A7791-2Cafe crema, aka coffee ice cream.

DF9A7800-2Lungomare – the long 5km stretch of beach-boardwalk where the locals lay out towels and just relax.

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DF9A7820-2The hike up to the Castello had amazing views.

DF9A7825-2The grand Castello di Miramare.

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DF9A7842-2So many staircases right into the harbor/sea.

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DF9A7865-2Yeah my friends are stunning.

DF9A7873-2The VIEWS!

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DF9A7997-2A bit terrified trying to take a picture “casually” sitting on a ledge.

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DF9A8033-2Lovely Trieste.

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