Trieste, city of Umberto Saba and Italo Svevo, is a crossroads of cultures and religions. The Castle of Miramare is a wonderful spot on the Gulf of Trieste, few kilometers north of the city. It was built for Maximilian of Asburg, emperor of Mexico and then it was used by the Duke Amedeo d’Aosta. Grotta Gigante is also a very important touristic attraction. It is situated in the plateau near Trieste. The panorama is impressing due to the exceptional proportion of the cavity and the focused enlightment which shows everything that nature has created.