September 7th 2016 Photos by Hetty
They made sure that we knew there were 500 steps down, 500 steps up and it was 11oC (30oC outside)
Afterwards we took the bus to the Sanctuary of Monte Grisa, which we expected to be a small church. We were surprised to find it is a huge modern pyramid-like church, that we had seen from Trieste. It is a war memorial over looking the sea.
to the north
we could see Miramare Castle – where we are walking to
Looking back to the sanctuary
We walked along the 19th century Strada Vicentina. It is a wide flat road high above the sea. You can see the coast of Slovenia.
Trip details (if you are planning a visit – check times):
Train – Latisana (8.48) to Trieste (9.46)
Bus 42 – Trieste to Grotta Gigante
Bus 42 – Grotta Gigante (13.40) to Sanctuario Monte Grisa
Walk to Miramare Castle
Train Miramare (17.37) to Monfalcone (17.56)
Train Monfalcone (18.39) to Latisana (19.12)
Not all the trains stop at Miramare, but you can get a bus to Trieste then the train