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Habsburg Heritage Tour of Trieste
"The tour begins in Piazza della Libertà where you can see the statue of princess Elisabeth of Austria. Here you will have a walking tour of the center before heading to the Miramare Castle.After your transfer to Miramare Castle will be by minivan or car. The Castle is a wonderful example of the Austro-Hungarian 19th-century romanticism almost touching the sea. The rooms of the castle are preserved by their period furnishings. Take a short walk a transfer to the heart of Habsburg heritage in town: Triest Piazza Unità d'Italy Piazza della Borsa dominated by the statue of Leopold I Piazza Sant’Antonia and the Theresian district that had a large impact on economic development under the Habsburg Empire."""
From EUR100.00
 
Private Group Tour of Jewish Heritage and History in Trieste
"Your itinerary to discover the history and traditions of the Jewish community in Trieste begins from Piazza Unità d’Italia and then passes into the former Jewish ghetto rich in antique dealers and knickknack shops. Then you will head onto the “Carlo and Vera Wagner” Museum of the Jewish Community in which many objects of Jewish ritual art are on display along with documents and books which testify to the life of you proceed on foot down San Nicolò where you can still find the Antique Bookshop which used to be run by Umberto Saba and still has many rare and precious volumes on display. Walk by the historical Pasticceria “La Bomboniera” founded by a Hunarian Jewish family. Next will be the Synagogue of Trieste a magnificent building which dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and still has importance in Europe today. (Neither the synagogue nor the Jewish museum are open for visits on a Friday or Saturday or during days when there is a religious celeb the only Nazi extermination camp in Italy.At the end the group will be taken back to your accommodation."""
From EUR540.00
 
Multi-Cultural Trieste Private Walking Tour
"The suggested tour will lead you to discover the multi-cultural aspects of the town which you can trace in the buildings historic residences and in the presence of places of worship of different religions.The tour starts from the San Giusto Hill with a visit inside the Cathedral a casket full of history art and archaeology. Then we are going to pass alongside the Roman Theatre
From EUR28.00

Piazza Sant'Antonio - Canal Grande Tips (22)

Church of San Antonio Nuovo

The neoclassical Church of San Antonio Nuovo can easily be recognised by its six Ionian columns and the large cupola. The roof is topped by statues of local martyrs.

The church was built between 1828 and 1849 after designs of the Italian architect Pietro Nobile. Nowadays it is the largest Catholic church in the city.

Directions:
The Church of San Antonio Nuovo is situated in the Borgo Teresiano district at the northern end of the Canal Grande.

Address: Church of San Antonio Nuovo, Piazza Sant Antonio, 34132 Trieste

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Aug 19, 2012

THE CHURCH OF SAN ANTONIO NUOVO

The Church of San Antonio Nuovo is situated at the Northern end of the Canal Grande. This amazing church, with water and fountain in front of it was designed byPietro Noble. The interior is worth to visit as well.

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May 18, 2008

The church of St. Antonio Thaumaturgo

The huge church of St. Antonio Thaumaturgo is situated at the northern end of the Canale Grande. Its neo-classical front facade and the cupola represents one of the emblems of the town. You cannot miss it when strolling around because it can be seen literaly from the any part of the town.

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Sep 21, 2007

Borgo Teresiano

Borgo Teresiano is the central part of the city of Trieste, and its real heart is Canale Grande. A number of many important city palaces can be seen in these area; massive Palazzo Carciotti, Palazzo Gopcevich, Museo Civico, and beautiful but underrated Piazza Ponterosso.

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Sant'Antonio Nuovo

The Church of Sant'Antonio Nuovo is built in obvious Neo-Classical style and it dominates the view of anyone looking down the Canale Grande. Indeed, its large columns and blue dome make it easy to mistake this place of worship for a theatre or some other sort of cultural exhibition place. Sant'Antonio Nuovo was designed by Pietro Nobile and constructed between 1827 and 1842. The Church was finally consacracted in 1849, almost 80 years after the city fathers agreed on the construction of a church dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua in order to deal with the rapidly rising number of faithful within the city limits of Trieste.

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Aug 31, 2007

Piazza Ponterosso

The Piazza Ponterosso is the Square at the end of the Canale Grande and contains a bit of joy for Joyce fans. At number 3 lies the house of Joyce and his wife Nora, who stayed in Trieste from 1904 to 1915 and again in 1919-20. In the centre of Piazza Ponterosso you'll also find, from time to time, a traditional fruit market. The seat of the Università popolare is located here, and Joyce occasionally held lectures in its building.

In the centre of the Piazza you will find an interesting fountain, known as the Fontana del Giovannin del Ponterosso. It was built in 1753 on the orders of Giovanni Mazzoleni and was only completed in its current form in 1761 with the finishing touches added by the German Giovanni Carlo Wagner. The name of Giovannin comes from the fact that the water is transported from the San Giovanni acqueduct. It cascades from the little Giovannin's feet into three conches (although, as you can see in the picture, the water isn't always turned on).

The Piazza Ponterosso is also known for the violent clashes that erupted here after the assassination of King Umberto I of Savoy, which occurred in Monza on 29 July 1900.

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Aug 30, 2007

Palazzo Gopcevich

The Palazzo Gopcevich, located at the end of the Canale Grande, is a magnificent building that is frequently overlooked because of the imposing St. Anthon at the end of the Canale. It was constructed in the 19th century in the neo-Renaissance style and was ordered as part of Maria Theresa's revitalization of the central area. Today, the Palazzo Gopcevich is used more as an exhibition space than any sort of architectural temple. Art and other such shows are frequently held here (so check with the Comune as to what is on when you visit). Even if nothing is on, or it isn't to your taste, there is still quite a lot of joy that comes from marvelling at the pink-and-white façade.

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Aug 30, 2007

Palazzo Carciotti

Palazzo Carciotti is located along the shores (called rive) and it is the most sumptuous neoclassic palace in Trieste. Greek merchant Demetrio Carciotti had it built in 1799-1805 on a project by Matteo Pertsch.
On the façade you can see a balustrade with six statues by Antonio Bosa, disciple of famous Venetian sculptor Antonio Canova.

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Not Exactly Venice, but still beautiful

The Canale Grande is not, in fact, the centre of Trieste, although it may seem that way if you're going towards the historic centre from the train station. The Canale Grande is has a few fishing boats, but it is flanked primarily by restaurants and cafés now. The area, however, is great for exploring some of the smaller monuments of Trieste. The Serbian Orthodox Church is close to the Canale Grande, while the Greek Orthodox Church is on the waterfront near the entrance to the Canale. The end of the Canale is just opposite the city theatre, an impressive domed construction that dominates the area of the Canale.

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Jul 08, 2007

James Joyce

James Joyce, the famous Irish author of "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and "Ullyses" once lived in the city of Trieste and his time there influenced, however subtlely, his works. As a tribute to the acclaimed author, the city of Trieste has erected a statue of Joyce near the Canale Grande. Literary buffs will be delighted!

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Jul 08, 2007

Canal Grande

Much smaller than its homonym in Venezia, it is nevertheless very suggestive. The streets along it are reserved for pedestrians, which lets you enjoy it more.
Canal Grande ("Big Channel") was digged before 1756 to enable sailing ships to load and unload inside the city. Today, only small ships can cross it, giving it a picturesque touch.
Some beautiful and important buildings surround the channel, namely the churches of Sant'Antonio Nuovo (Catholic) and San Spiridione (Serb Orthodox), as well as palazzo Gopcevich, seat of many temporary exhibitions, the so-called grattacielo rosso ("red skyscraper") and, opposite to them, the palazzo Carciotti. These palaces produce a wonderful reflection on the water.

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Apr 29, 2006

The Canale Grande

The Canale Grande will probably be your first introduction to Trieste, after the bus and train stations. While it doesn't even try to compete with Venice's canals, it is an impressive sight, filled with tiny boats, and surrounded by outdoor cafes, churches, fountains and old palaces. Just a shame about that crane!

On easter Sunday morning, the place was deathly quiet...hardly a soul in sight, until the church bells began to ring, and churchgoers flooded into the waterside cafes. If this was anywhere else but Trieste, I'm sure it would be thronging with tourists, but on that morning, it was just me, a couple of fishermen, some dog walkers, and local coffee-drinkers.

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Feb 01, 2006

Things to Do Near Trieste

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San Giusto Castle and Cathedral

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Piazza Unità d'Italia

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Miramare Castle

The eclectic Castle Miramare was built between 1856 and 1860 by the architect Carl Junker as the luxurious residence for Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg and his wife Charlotte of...
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Tartinijev Trg - Tartini Square

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Cerkev sv.Jurija - Church of St. George

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