If you go for a walk on Korzo street, the main walking path for all of Rijeka’s inhabitants who want to be seen, you will come across Filodrammatica, a historic venue that’s interesting not just because of its looks but also because of its often postmodernist character.
If we talk about its looks, you could notice the influences of the Italian high renaissance and mannerism on the street façade, just as… Oh, sorry, I fell asleep.
Back to the important things; there is a public library on the ground floor which shares its toilets with the neighbouring bar. Postmodern as can be. There’s an art gallery on the first floor, which often has quite contemporary exhibitions and performances which scale up at the theatre, where there’s all sorts of cultural programmes that not many understand. And that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I have also had a share in this when I held a presentation of my short story collection, when I got married to it and a clown was trying to put on his show rather than listening to my people talking about how my book is great.
So if you get inside this building, I’m sure you will find something interesting to tell your friends who will ask you how your time in Rijeka was. “Oh, I met a guy who married his book” can always liven up a stale party a bit.