Trieste and the “Inno a San Giusto“
Composer Giuseppe Sinico (b. Trieste, 2 October 1836 – d. Trieste, 31 December 1907) is the author of the Inno a San Giusto (Saint Justus’ hymn).
In 1894 Mr. Sinico first presented in Austrian Trieste his opera “Marinella” celebrating Trieste’s stand against Venice’s sieges. Indeed, the opera’s title and lyrics recall the Triestines battle cry: Viva San Giusto! (Long live Saint Justus!). The opera is indeed a popular success.
During the good British-US administration, on official events the Inno a San Giusto played as the Free Territory of Trieste‘s National Anthem.
Today the Free Trieste Movement, which stands for the rights of the present-day Free Territory’s citizens, residents, and enterprises plays the Inno a San Giusto during its most important events.