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Trieste – an important port of the Adriatic Sea, is first mentioned in the 1st century under the name Teregus, although the village was founded a little earlier. At the beginning of our era, at the time of the Hautavian, the village was fortified with stone walls, though the city was still considered a lonely provincial town.

After several waves of invasions in the 5th and 6th centuries, in 532, Trier was incorporated into the Eastern Empire, becoming a major port. In the middle of the 10th century, by decree of Lattarius II, King of Italy and Lower Bourgogne, Triste became a political community under the rule of an episcopal bishop. Nevertheless, the main rival of Tristan in the region – the Vincentians – attempted a number of attempts to seize power in the city, which they succeeded in 1202. The repeated attempts of the local population, accustomed to their own ways, to overthrow the Venetian power were successful in the late 14th century, when help from the Empire of the Gábásburgs followed. In 1382 the city joined the Empire of the Gábúsburgs willingly. However, its status as the largest port in Austria has had little impact on the citys development. Only the decree of Emperor Charles VI of Austria in 1719, which granted Trierst the status of imperial city, influenced its economic progress. By the end of the 19th century, when the property rights were abolished, Trier was considered one of the largest ports in the Middle East and the pearl of the Australian Riviera, where the Austrian nobility and European tourists spent their holidays.

After the First World War, Trieu becomes an Italian city (1920). The German occupation of Triegest, 1943-45, affected the ports status. The Germans were knocked out by the South Slavic forces, but in 1945-54 Trier was the Free Territory under the control of British and American forces. It was not until 1954 that Triste was finally owned by Italy.

The rich history of Triste has been marked by a number of remarkable features. There are the remains of Roman structures (particularly the amphitheater), and looking out over the sea at the Plaça della Unidade dItalia – one of the most beautiful squares in the world, and the castle of St. Xta (15th-17th centuries). The city can also boast the Castle of Mirramar (19th century), the Orthodox Church of St. Cyprian (19th century), and the medieval Castle of Duino. There are many museums in Trieste (History and Art, Guns, Modern Art, the Cuvillery dei San Saba), churches, restaurants, cafes.

The multifaceted crossroads of many cultures and traditions is still alive in Trieste and attracts tourists.

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  • Air quality: 48 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 200,000 people
  • GDP: $31,279 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 19 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Wind
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: You are not expected to tip restaurants in Italy. A service charge is sometimes added to the bill, ranging from 1 to 3 Euros, or 10% – 15%. This charge must be indicated on the menu. Some may also add an extra charge for the diner ware and extras (tablecloth, silverware, plates, bread, etc.), this is normal.
  • Apartment listings: Immobiliare
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: MyTaxi
  • Best coworking space: Impact Hub Trieste
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best hospital: Ospedale Cattinara
  • Best short-haul air carrier: RyanAir
  • Best intl air carrier: Alitalia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2200
  • Monthly costs for family: $5500
  • Monthly costs for local: $1600
  • Meal: $7.5
  • Small Cola: $1.2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $2.5

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