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 (trē-ĕst′, -ĕs′tĕ)
A city of extreme northeast Italy on the Gulf of Trieste, an inlet of the Gulf of Venice at the head of the Adriatic Sea. Held by Austria from 1382 until 1919, Trieste became in 1947 the center of the Free Territory of Trieste administered by the United Nations. In 1954 the territory was divided; the city and northern zone were given to Italy and the remainder of the area became part of Yugoslavia.


(triːˈɛst; Italian triˈɛste)
1. (Placename) a port in NE Italy, capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, on the Gulf of Trieste at the head of the Adriatic Sea: under Austrian rule (1382–1918); capital of the Free Territory of Trieste (1947–54); important transit port for central Europe. Pop: 211 184 (2001). Slovene and Croatian name: Trst
2. (Placename) Free Territory of Trieste a former territory on the N Adriatic: established by the UN in 1947; most of the N part passed to Italy and the remainder to Yugoslavia in 1954


(triˈɛst, -ˈɛs teɪ, -ti)

1. a seaport in NE Italy, on the Gulf of Trieste. 237,191.
2. Free Territory of, an area bordering the N Adriatic: designated a free territory by the U.N. 1947; N zone, including the city of Trieste, turned over to Italy in 1954; S zone incorporated into Yugoslavia.
3. Gulf of, an inlet in the N Adriatic, in NE Italy.
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Petersburg, 40; Trieste, 40; Alexandria (Egypt), 43; Dublin, 48; Calcutta, 55.
Some skeletons of poulps are preserved in the museums of Trieste and Montpelier, that measure two yards in length.
On the 24th of February, 1810, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples.
when war threatened between Austria and Italy, the socialists of Italy, Austria, and Hungary held a conference at Trieste, and threatened a general strike of the workingmen of both countries in case war was declared.
Hotels & Resorts, one of the largest independent players in the Italian hospitality industry, has signed an agreement to manage the DoubleTree by Hilton Trieste.
Summary: More known for its pristine sights, Trieste now eyes a future as a trade and cruise hub
THANKS to newspaper editors up and down the country the British Element Trieste Force Association has recruited 23 new members and 7 associate members over the past year.
This association was formed in 2004 for those ex-servicemen who served in the Free Territory of Trieste from 1945 and 1954.
It was common, in fact, for intellectuals, affluent travelers, and Austrian families of privilege to spend their holidays in Trieste and its environs, which included other vacation resorts such as Sistiana and Duino, whose rocky seascapes would soon comprise the geopoetic scenery of Rilke's elegies.
Send your letters to: Reunited, The Chronicle, Groat Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1ED THE British Element Trieste Force Association was formed in 2004 for those ex-servicemen who served in the Free Territory of Trieste from1945 and 1954.
Services of a tour representative 8 days from PS739 The Slovenian Alps, Lake Bled, Trieste & Venice Departs 15, 22 September 2014 A tasty combination of Italian coast with three nights on the coast near Venice, and Slovenian mountains with four nights amid the scenery of the Julian Alps, taking in Lake Bled, James Joyce's Trieste, and historic Udine.
It is 60 years since British and American troops vacated Trieste and handed the city over to the Italians.