Trieste is a seaport city on a strip of land between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. City's strategic location between Italy and Slovenia made it an important one during the struggle between east and west following WWII. Trieste, located an hour and a half by car from Venice and it has its own peculiar character due to the influence imprinted on the city by various cultures. The moment you step into Trieste you breath culture, literature and art. The city resembles the looks of Central Europe such as Vienna, Prague or Budapest, but it still possesses true Italian character, which makes it a very unique location. Piazza Unita is the largest square facing the sea in Europe. Just like the city, Trieste cuisine is a mixture of flavors and tastes, which combine Mediterranean and Central European food traditions.