Trieste: Italy's Adriatic Port
Trieste is one of the largest cities in northeastern Italy and the capital of the automous Friuli–Venezia Giulia region. Trieste is the easternmost city in Italy, lying just a few km from Slovenia to its east and also from Croatia to its south. Situated at the north end of the Adriatic Sea, it's also the largest port on that body of water and it's Italy's #2 port by cargo tonnage after Genoa. For hundreds of years, Treiste served as the major port of the Austro-Hungarian Empire; control shifted to Italy after World War I.