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.
The castle is located about 5 miles outside of the city center, which provided a nice (long) scenic walk for us along the Adriatic Sea.
One of the many members only “beach” clubs we passed– basically just portioned off patios with steps right into the sea.
The clearest of clear blue water.
Yeah I can’t get enough of the paninis here.
Cafe crema, aka coffee ice cream.
Lungomare – the long 5km stretch of beach-boardwalk where the locals lay out towels and just relax.
The hike up to the Castello had amazing views.
The grand Castello di Miramare.
So many staircases right into the harbor/sea.
Yeah my friends are stunning.
A bit terrified trying to take a picture “casually” sitting on a ledge.