In Quest Of: Cafe-hopping with James Joyce in Trieste, Italy’s ‘Vienna by the sea’

The Canal Grande of Trieste at sunset. ST PHOTO: OLIVIA HO
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TRIESTE, Italy – Being in Trieste, wrote Viennese playwright Hermann Bahr, is like “being nowhere at all”. 

As travel destinations go, this hardly sounds compelling. And indeed, your average wanderluster will not have heard of the Italian port city. 

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