What this site is about? about the town called "Fiume" in the past, now
inglobated in Croatia, where 50.000 inhabitants of Italian origin were compelled to
run away as refugees after WW 2, and spread all over the world, many in
Argentina and Australia, never forgetting their country, but forgotten by their homeland Italy;
the site showing original documents and images and speech, obviously in Italian, many about
the family Mittrovich. Now only 3.000 Italians are remaining there.
Welcome to a town existing only in the minds and souls of 350.000 refugees and their descendance.
A message by Maria Pravdacich, Australia:
Thank you for this site on Fiume. I thought that Fiume still only existed in the heart and
the mind of my father now I realise that Fiume still exists in the hearts and minds of alot
of people. My parents are originally from Fiume, Italy but haven't been back since they left
many, many years ago because the city they love no longer exists the way they remember it.
I visited Fiume (Rijeka) a few years ago and found no evidence of Fiume, except for when
I visited my unty who is now in her eighties. Most of the croatians who now inhabit the city
deny that Fiume ever existed and the ones that do acknowledge it say the city is much better
off ruled by Croatia, which left me feeling confused and angry. So thank you again for bringing
this information to Fiumani all over the world. Grazie. Di una fiumana che vive in Australia.
FIUME, ISTRIA, VEDUTA ORIZZONTALE DELLA CITTA' E VICINANZE DI FIUME,
FINEMENTE INCISA SU ACCIAIO, delineata da Rieger e incisa da Ahrens.
Cm 28 x 20 effettivi, margini esclusi. Data 1852, con dicitura in italiano
alla base, é circondata da 8 altre piccole e belle vedute di
particolari, anch'esse con diciture in italiano e assai finemente incise.