Trieste Travel Guide

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Trieste Things to Do

  • Piazza Unità d'Italia

    5 out of 5 stars

    This very large square (more than 12000 sq. meters), was built when Trieste was the main harbour of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, and changed name several times, as triste was moving from the empire to Italy, later to the free Trieste and finally back to Italy, when it received the actual name - Unità de Itália square. It is surrounded by several...

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  • MIRAMARE Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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 Belgium. The castle is surrounded by a 22 hectar large park, which is home to numerous exotic trees and plants as well as a small castle, where Charlotte lived...

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  • Serbian orthodox church

    This church was built on the site of a previous church that was used both by the Greek and the Serbian communities in the '700. It was opened in 1868. It is surmounted by five light blue domes; one large and four smaller. Inside the church you can see the iconostasis; that is a group of icons partly covered in gold and silver. This was built in...

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Trieste Restaurants

  • Have lunch in the city center.

    Bar-pasticceria Urbanis is a meeting place where people go to have an aperitivo (drink taken before meals). Here you can have lunch as well. At Urbanis they serve a good choice of first and second courses. They also have sandwiches and desserts.Here food is really cheap. Drinks served at the table are not.Urbanis is an historic cafe, but it is...

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  • Goulash, sausages, beer and more.

    Buffet Rudy is a a restaurant where you can have Italian, local and Bavarian dishes. Every time I am in Trieste I usually go there for dinner. The food is very good and the portions are big.The only downside of this restaurant is that is quite a noisy place. The reason is because it has only a dining room and part of it is a bar; a popular bar I...

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  • Good and cheap

    We had lunch in a small restaurant, in the centre of town, with a modern look and... not too many people, which uses to be a bad sign.We had a common italian meal, based in pasta, but very tasteful.Well done, nice ambiance, and the usual low price for pasta.

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Trieste Nightlife

  • In the hot summer nights,...

    In the hot summer nights Piazza Unita is usually crowded by the both, locals and tourists who ejoy in walkings, refreshing air coming from the sea-water front, meeting each other or sipping cold drinks in number of bars around the square.It is also open-air stage for concerts or other events.Bring along dozen or two cold bears, watch beautiful...

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  • The main theatre for drama

    The Teatro Stabile Friùli Venezia Giulia, whose main seat is the Politeama Rossetti (built in 1878), is the main theatre in Trieste, apart from the opera house Teatro Giuseppe Verdi.Every theatre play usually runs for five times, including an afternoon and a Sunday performance, while the others start at 20.30 - 21. I subscribed to the 2005-2006...

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  • The opera house of Trieste

    Teatro Verdi is the opera house of Trieste. It is located inside a beautiful building (photos to come) close to Piazza Unità d'Italia. Many operas are scheduled from autumn to spring and every opera is performed several times within a week. Unfortunately, I have never attended one because I have often been busy with my studies and because the only...

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Trieste Transportation

  • The Albania Ferry Terminal

    The address of the ferry terminal: Biglietti Albania - Check in Via degli Alti Forni 34145 Trieste. Here is the location: http://goo.gl/maps/Brdq9 Molo VI Adria Ferries:...

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  • The Ferry Terminal Albania

    The address of the ferry terminal:Biglietti Albania - Check inVia degli Alti Forni34145 Trieste. Here is the location: http://goo.gl/maps/Brdq9Molo VI Adria Ferries:...

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  • By bus.

    Trieste has a good bus network. In fact you can go almost everywhere by bus in the city.You can also do some daytrips from the city by bus. For instance you can go to Grignano to visit the Miramare Castle or to Muggia (see tips)I should recommend to buy an all-day-ticket at the newsagents, tobacconists or at some cafes. You can use it on every bus...

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Trieste Shopping

  • Fave (also favette, or fave dei morti.)

    They are candies made of almonds. White, brown or pink. You can find them from september until the end of november.Their colours simbolize birth (white); life ( pink) and death (brown).

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  • How to go shopping and feel European

    Centro Commerciale "Torri d'Europa" ("Towers of Europe") is the largest department store in Trieste. It is located a little outside the city, on the way to Slovenija, but you can also reach it with bus 29 and night bus B. There are 120 shops, a supermarket, several restaurants as well as a cinema. I must not forget to mention the huge car park...

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  • -15% on all books

    Libreria Borsatti is one of my favourite bookshops because it has a lot of books but also, and that is the main reason, because they apply a 15% discount on all books. (Well, dictionaries and some other books are not subject to the discount). You should go there if you wish to buy a guidebook or a history book about Trieste, Istria and anything...

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Trieste Local Customs

  • Fontana Due Mascheroni

    Fontana Due Mascheroni stands in the middle of open space of Largo Don Francesco Bonifacio, right next to the legendary Cinema Excelsior. In the Italian architecture, mascheroni are called the sculptures that adorn the entrance, enriching it by two series of statues. I don't know who designed the fountain, but it is in any case enriched this...

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  • Palazzo Gopcevich - Museo Civico

    Spiridone Gopcevich was one of the biggest shipowner in Trieste. As it comes from his name, the family is originated from Montenegro, more precisely from Boka Kotorska which used to be the part of Dubrovnik Republic and later on the kingdom of Montenegro. Boka Kotorska was annexed by Austro-Hungarian empire and become one of the most important...

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  • James Joyce

    James Joyce (1882-1941) was one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Zuerich and Paris.The story tells that Joyce had supposedly acquired a post to teach English at the Berlitz Language School in Zuerich,...

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Trieste Warnings and Dangers

  • Negligent waiters

    First of all, Trieste is a beautiful town. It is ideal for both sightseeing and shopping. However, while landlords and shops staff are usually very polite and helpful, be aware of hectic and often rude waiters/waitresses while you are making breaks in the coffee shops with seating in the open air on Piazza del Unità, or dinning in the restaurants...

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  • La Bora

    A very icy cold wind blowen straight from Siberia........to the harbour and coastline of Trieste.It's very difficult to walk in the wind and you have to protect yourself with a good jacket, because it's freeeeeezing !!!The photo is made around the Christmasperiod 2006

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  • The "bora" is very disturbing

    All those who have spent at least some time in Trieste know what bora is.The name bora comes from Greek and Latin borea meaning "North" and refers a wind that blows all the year in Trieste and Istria/Istra. It can reach the speed of 150 or even 200 kms/h. In autumn 2004 it blew at 240 kms/h in the Pag island (Croatian Istra). Therefore, look at the...

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Trieste Tourist Traps

  • Fountain Of The Four Continents

    At the far end of Piazza Unita d'Italia (away from the sea) is set the Fontana de Quattro Continente. Or Fountain Of The Four Continents, built by Mazzoleni in 1750. There is a column bearing a bronze statue representing Charles IV, erected to commemorate the Emperor's visit to the town in 1728. Just beyond the Piazza Unita d'Itlalia and to the...

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  • Traffic!!!

    Traffic!!! Geez I hate Triete's (read: Italian) traffic. What a mess! People are driving just wherever they want to - they don't care about anything and anybody! And there are millions of little vespas which were driving me crazy. I'm not coming to Trieste by bike again. I can be happy I came home in one piece - I have no idea how come nobody hit...

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  • Bora power

    Look at this mopeds....this is not a new way to park...but only the way that Bora wind parks this mopeds!!!

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Trieste What to Pack

  • Free tourist map and guide - Trieste

    At our hotel we picked up a free tourist map and guide of Trieste. It was published by the Tourist Office of Friaul Venezia Giulia and was also available from the local Tourist Office in Trieste.It turned out to be an excellent and very helpful map during our 5 days in Trieste: Besides a large map of the centre of Trieste it also included...

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  • Mind the weather!

    If you need to bring a lot of luggage, therefore you are considering using buses to reach your accomodation, be aware that some buses (especially lines 24 and 30) are very small, while the buses running on the main lines (numbers 1, 17, 17/ and others) are always overcrowded and you may have problems to get off the bus. So, if you are not...

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  • Climate

    The weather in Trieste is generally good, without any extremes, sunny and free of fogs.Average year's temperature in Trieste 91-00 : 15,6 C° Coldest month: january ( 6,4 c°)Warmest month: august (24,8 C°)Average precipitations 964 mm.Hours of insolation in a year: 2480 hrs. Statistically 300 sunny or partially sunny days in year's average .Wedged...

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Trieste Off The Beaten Path

  • Sinagoga ebraica

    Trieste had four beautiful ancient temples, all of which were destoyed. Above the doors of the temple there are the symbols of the Jewish community : a crown, the breastplate of Aron, palms and a sheaf of corn. Inside are gilded frizes, marble walls, and an imposing organ. There is also a Mikveh (ritual bath) in the basement.

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  • Trains & Trams

    The tram de Opcina is a 105-year-old rack-railway line that connects Piazza Oberdan in Trieste to the suburb of Villa Opicina. It correspond to line 2 of the public transport network. The track is five kilometres long but the tram takes half an hour to cover them, due to the steepness. It is used mainly by people of Opicina who work in Trieste, but...

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  • Park of Miramare

    This castle was built between 1856 and 1860 by orders of Maximilian of the House of Habsburg (1832-1867). He was Franz Joseph' s (emperor of Austria) youngest brother. From 1931 to 1937 the castle was inhabited by duke Amedeo d' Aosta. Inside you can see the apartments where Maximilian and his wife Charlotte lived for a short period, the guests...

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Trieste Sports & Outdoors

  • A little ice rink.

    In the winter there is a little nice ice rink in piazza Ponterosso.I thought it was a place suitable for kids, but I also spotted some adults there. You can take your skates along or rent a pair of these on the spot.

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  • Swiming in the shadow of Miramare

    This small beach is situated nearby the entrance at the Castle of Miramare. It is, as far as I am concerned, the most beautiful beach resorts in whole area of Trieste, and the water is pretty clean here. I suppose it was the favorite beach resort of the Royal Hapsburg family.

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  • Beach resort of Barcola

    The part of the coast called Riviera di Barcola runs bellow the lighthouse Faro della Vittoria. It is splendid promenade and one of the favourite and most frequented parts of the town. In the summer season, it is the favorite beach resorts of the locals. Besides, here you can find finest restaurants of the town.

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Trieste Favorites

  • Piazza dell'Unità d' Italia.

    This is the main square in Trieste. It is surrounded by several palaces built mostly in the 19th century. Here you can see the Town Hall; built in 1875. The Government Palace (1904-1905); with mosaics and a loggia. Palazzo Stratti with the historical cafe named Caffe degli Specchi. Opposite the Town Hall there is a huge fountain; the Fountain of...

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  • Borgo Teresiano.

    Borgo Teresiano is a neighbourhood characterized by grid like streets. It was built on the place where the salt pans were. This area was wanted by the Austrian emperor Charles VI and completed by her daughter Maria Teresa in the 1800' s. Here you can see the Canal Grande; built between 1750 and 1756. On this channel various boats are always moored....

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  • The church of Saint Silvestro

    This little Romanesque church was built in the 11th century. Today it is owned by the Elvetic and Valdese Comunity.It is located is piazza San Silvestro; not far from piazza dell'Unità d'Italia.

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