Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Trieste, the chief port of the Austrian Empire, on the Gulf of Trieste, at the head of the Adriatic Sea, 45 miles south-west of Laibach. The old town consists of narrow, irregular streets, climbing up the sides of a steep hill, on the summit of which is a castle (1508-1680). The cathedral, which belongs chiefly to the 14th century, retains portions of a Roman temple. From the old to the new town runs the Corso, a broad, handsome thoroughfare. The Tergesteo (1840), a magnificent building in the new town, comprises an exchange, reading-room, shops, etc. The harbour, which is large and commodious, has recently been much improved.