The Castle of San Giusto dates from the 15th century. It apparently never had to serve a defensive purpose. It is now a museum of the city, with many relics from the Roman past .
The path to the Castle leads through a doorway with a drawbridge.
Inside the doorway, you find some artifacts from the past.
Here is a close-up of the hinged mechanism that allowed the statues to beat the bell.
Look who shows up … the Lion of San Marco.
Other relics that appear:
Walking down the path from the Castle toward the Cathedral, you will notice these ruins.
The Cathedral has had a long history. On the site of a Roman monumental gateway, an early religious building was erected in the 6th century. What would become the Cathedral we see today was commenced in the 9th century.
Mosaics showing depicting Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Just, laid by master craftsmen from the Veneto in the 12th-13th centuries, still retain their beauty in the 21st century.
Look down to admire scraps of the mosaic floor.
Finally, plant your feet on the steep cobbled road that winds back to the lower levels of Trieste. (I took the easy way up, via a bus.)