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Piazza Unità d'Italia (Unity of Italy Square)

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Piazza Unità d'Italia (Unity of Italy Square in English) is the main town square in Trieste, Italy. It is situated at the foot of the hill containing the castle of San Giusto and the square faces the Adriatic Sea. The square is often said to be Europe's largest square located next to the sea. The square was built during the period when Trieste was the main port of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and includes the city's municipal buildings and other important palaces.

Before 1919 it was known as Piazza Grande, or Great Square. The local Slovenes still refer to it as Veliki trg (Great Square), both in daily speech and in the media. In the last decade, the term Trg zedinjenja (Unity Square) or Trg zedinjenja Italije (Unity of Italy Square) has also become popular, especially in official documents.

(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_Unit%C3%A0_d'Italia)

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A: Trieste, Piazza Unità

Af Atila Bezdan, 10 meter væk

Trieste, Piazza Unità

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Af Štefan Grgič, 20 meter væk

C: Unity of Italy Square

Af Wolfgang Diesenreiter, 20 meter væk

Unity of Italy Square

D: Trieste, Piazza Unità

Af Atila Bezdan, 30 meter væk

Trieste, Piazza Unità

E: Piazza Unità - central square

Af Štefan Grgič, 30 meter væk

Piazza Unità - central square

F: Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia

Af Markus Ortner, 30 meter væk

As the largest town sqaure in Trieste, the Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia is also known as the Piazza Gra...

Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia

G: Trieste main square

Af Takács István, 50 meter væk

Trieste main square

H: Unity of Italy Square by night - Trieste

Af Michele Frusi, 70 meter væk

Unity of Italy Square by night - Trieste

I: Unity of Italy Square (Piazza Unità d'Italia)

Af Viktor Vokic, 80 meter væk

Piazza Unità d'Italia (Unity of Italy Square in English) is the main town square in Trieste, Italy. I...

Unity of Italy Square (Piazza Unità d'Italia)

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Af Štefan Grgič, 80 meter væk

Dette panorama blev taget i Trieste, Italy

Dette er et overblik over Italy

The name "Italy" is shrouded in mystery; some etymologists trace it to a Greek word meaning "the land of young cattle."

Italy was fond of Jupiter and Mars from the very start, Jupiter for fatherly good luck and Mars for war!

But it all began with Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus who were sons of Rhea and Mars.

The twins were abandoned at birth out of a fear that they would grow up and later overthrow Amelius, usurper of their grandfather's rightful throne.

Wrongful mis-doings most foul! Treachery and sabotage!! HOW would these two blessed infants make their way in such a world?

As it turns out, the twins didn't have to make their way very far, because one of them killed the other one and then they weren't twins anymore. But that happens later.

First they got rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them with her milk and raised them as her own until they were discovered by the shepherd Faustulus.

Faustulus fed them meat and bread and also raised them as his own until they were old enough to return to Amelius and hack him up as planned. They reinstated the grandfather Numitor to his rightful throne and went off to celebrate by starting a town of their own.

They chose a hilly area where the mama wolf had saved them from certain death in the barren wilderness and began scouting locations.

Romulus liked one hill. Remus liked another. The circle of crows like Romulus' hill, so Romulus killed Remus and named the town after himself. Thus Rome was born and Italy with it.

Text by Steve Smith.

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