We dragged our bags the short distance to the station and easily determined from which platform our train would be leaving. We validated our tickets before boarding (we have finally remembered to do this!) and then settled into some seats in the first carriage, ready for the two-hour journey to Trieste.
As our train hurtled northward, the clouds thickened and the skies opened. The landscape was mostly flat farmland — not particularly interesting. However, as we approached Trieste, we the track ran close to the coastline, and so we were provided with more interesting views. By then, the rain had stopped, and we were hopeful that the storm had passed. However, as soon as we arrived in Trieste, it started to pour with rain. We found our umbrellas and did our best to avoid the puddles as we made our way the short distance to our accommodation. We had to circumnavigate the whole building to find the entrance to the apartments, but were soon safely ensconced in our small, but very neat little abode.
Our first outing was to the supermarket to get some supplies for dinner. By the time we returned to our apartment, the storm had blown over and the sun was shining again — perfect for some sight-seeing. We spent the next couple of hours wandering around Trieste, marvelling at the different styles of architecture.
With legs feeling weary and a little sore from all the walking we have been doing, we made our way back to our apartment where we dined on fresh bread, tomatoes, salami, cheese and basil, followed by pistachio gelato, all washed down with a glass or two of Pinot Grigio.
Note: I have just discovered that I have been importing my photos at a low resolution (I have a new iPad, and had forgotten about this setting). I’m not sure whether there will be any difference in the quality of the photos as they appear in this blog — I’ll have to find out tomorrow!