Drinking Coffee with James Joyce in Trieste

Bringing in the New Year with coffee and beautiful Italy! Happy New Year!


Felice Anno Nuovo! Happy New Year! 🙂

Welcome to Italophilia in 2016. Let’s start the year with a post about my favorite city- Trieste.

Italy’s caffeine capital- Trieste has an unmistakable charm. No wonder it attracted so many writers and thinkers. One of them was the notable Irish writer- James Joyce.



Joyce lived in Trieste for more than a decade from 1904 till 1915. Trieste was a city that stole his soul. Several alleys, hotels, museums and old fashioned coffee houses now dedicate themselves to Joyce and his time in the city. It is a wonderful feeling being in the centre of it.


Joyce frequented Caffe` San Marco, Il Caffe`degli Specchi, Caffe`Pirona and several others along with Teatro Verdi and the church of San Nicolo. He, along with his poet friends Umberto Saba and Italo Svevo, were part of the city’s literary drama and cult following.

I found myself standing next to Joyce’s…

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