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On the way to Trieste, at the very eastern most edge of Italy, is Castello di Miramare. It was build for the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximillian of the House of Habsburg from 1856 to 1860. He accepted an offer by Napoleon III to rule as Emperor of Mexico with his wife Carlota of Mexico. It’s worth the visit but it was the train station that caught my eye with its fenestrated exterior giving the interior an airy greenhouse feel.
I imagined royal entourages making their way down the stairs to waiting carriages at the other end of the tunnel to take them to the castle…
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