Castello di Miramare: Pearl of the Adriatic

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Every month I, along with my #ItalianFWT Group (Food, Wine & travel) virtually explore a different region of Italy.

This month we are heading to the far east corner of the country to see and know the delights of the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Bordering the countries of Slovenia and Austria, the region of Friuli is often overlooked by travelers. I wonder why. It is beautiful with a deep history.

Let me take you to Castello di Miramare, situated near Trieste– the capital of Friuli.

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Overlooking the stark waters of the Adriatic, Castello di Miramare (Castle of Miramare) is at the edge of a cliff and is really a sight to behold. Just a mere 15 minutes from Trieste, this magnificent white castle can be reached by Bus 36 from Trieste.

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History:

Castello di Miramare was built by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilan in 1860 for his wife, Charlotte of Belgiu

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