From Capodistria to Trst
We spent the first night of our Slovenia tour in Piran. The next morning we woke up early and couldn't wait to leave that house, where we were put to stay. We decided to drive straight to Koper and have brunch in Supernova, Koper's biggest shopping mall. We had a good meal and didn't really rush anywhere. We walked around the mall and shopped a little. It was something over 11, when we decided to go from Koper to Trieste, Italy. I must say I was a little nervous about driving in Trieste, because it's a bigger city in the area (around 200.000 inhabitants) and so many people say Italians drive bad, push and horn. Well, guess what? Not even one pushed or horned in the supposedly towards Slovenians hostile Trieste. And when I drove in Slovenia, I had much worse experience with pushing. In Italy they just overtake you, they don't drive behind you literally in your rear for half an hour.
I decided to take the old road through Bertoki and Spodnje Škofije and that was a wise decision. The road was more or less empty all the way to Trieste. It was one of the most pleasant rides of the whole Slovenia tour. I was really positively surprised. These are the photos my girlfriend made. Hope they will be useful for those, who plan to ride from Koper to Trieste.
Finally arrived in Trieste/Trst!
There is no toll fee to pay here. I drove 70km/h, because I followed the rules. The local Italians overtook me many times. The signage is really good. Just follow "Trieste" and "centro" and you'll be fine. The highway is pretty long. Residential blocks of the southern suburbs of Trieste. You can see me driving 70. I'm usually very careful, especially outside Slovenia. This is the interception for the center. I had to turn right. Close to Trieste's center.
Now we had to find parking and then we could sightsee. Well, even that was surprisingly easy. I just drove on this main road, that goes along the coast and then turned left to a parking space. There were so many, it's really convenient. I'm not sure, but I think 1 Euro allows you to park 1h or maybe less. Unfortunately we didn't have enough coins to park longer than an hour, so we only had that much to explore this big city. But it was still ok. Turned out to be enough. More about Trieste in my next post.