Information about Trieste

What To See in Trieste

The best way to divide up the excursions in Trieste is to create two groups, those within the city and those in the vicinity.
To begin, Miramare Castle, the summer residence of Maximillian of the Hapsburgs, now a museum is an obligatory stop for anyone passing through Trieste. Then it’s on to San Giusto Hill where the remains of the Roman forum are juxtaposed with the medieval fortification. The top of this hill was important for the obvious strategic benefits, but today it provides us with arguably the best views of the city and its harbour. The cathedral is spectacular with its wooden ceiling and dramatic paintings, including St. Justin, the patron saint of Trieste.

Moving along to the twentieth century, the Risiera di San Sabba is a national monument to all Holocaust victims. The rice warehouse was used as a holding place for victims of Nazi crimes. This stop is emotional as well as educational.

For the guest who loves literature and perhaps a great cup of coffee, Trieste will be extremely rewarding.
A walking tour on foot includes the place of residence of literary giants such as James Joyce, Italo Svevo, and Umberto Saba while taking a leisurely stroll through beautiful downtown. Trieste is home to a coffee tradition that is second to none, with coffee roasting down to a science. As a consequence we have historic coffee houses which are truly unique and beautiful. A guide will explain the architectural significance and idiosyncratic stories that belong to these charming spots.

An alternative walking tour consists of the Old Town (Città Vecchia). The Old Town is home to the “real” Trieste with its artisans, goldsmiths, antique dealers, bookshops, potters, framers, and art galleries. It also boasts Roman ruins such as the Arco di Riccardo and the Roman theatre. Guests can stop and have a coffee at one of our historic cafes. Lunch at Buffet da Pepi, where pork delicacies are eaten standing up while drinking a cold beer, is the most genuine way to appreciate Trieste. Information about Trieste Under Maria Teresa of the Hapsburgs, Trieste was a thriving port.
As a consequence, many workers relocated to Trieste, bringing with them their diverse religious denominations. Trieste has many different types of churches which are proof to this interesting bit of history. A tour of the churches of Trieste is a walking tour which lasts half a day. Included on this tour are churches from all religions including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Serbian Orthodox, and Greek Orthodox.

Excursions in the vicinity of Trieste are also a valid option. Probably the most popular would be the day trip by bus to Venice. Secondly, we have the most important white wine region in Italy, Collio, within an hour by bus.
Tours on bicycle through the vineyards stopping off at various cellars for tastings is a lovely way to spend the afternoon. There are different itineraries for different levels of proficiency. Tours by van are also an option if a guest isn’t interested in going by bicycle.
A stop at the lovely Castello di Spessa is mandatory, with it’s fantastic cellar and unique history, boasting a night spent here by Don Giovanni. Fantastic, bucolic scenery with rolling hills and miles of grapevines everywhere.


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