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About Trieste

barcolana-02-travelmapitaly.comBasic Information:


Trieste is the region center of Friuli Venezia Giulia. It is located in a very narrow piece of earth of Italy in the border with Slovenija. Situated in an very important crossroad from North and East Europe to the South and West Europe Trieste has a heritage mixed of Latin, Germanic and Slavic cultures.

The city of Trieste was one of the oldest parts of the Habsburg Monarchy from 1382 until 1918. In the 19th century it was the most important port of the Great Powers of Europe. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (after Vienna, Budapest, and Prague).

In the past Trieste was an important spot in the struggle between the Eastern and Western blocs. Trieste is as alive memory for many people and generations passed there, the first island of the liberty for them.

Trieste is almost at the end of the Adriatic Sea here and it is often exposed to very strong frozen winds in the winter. So the best months to visit it are in the summer.


What to see in Trieste?

castello-miramare-02-travelmapitaly.comMiramare Castle

Castello di Miramare (Miramare Castle) is a small beautiful castle located just on the beach of Adriatic sea in the gulf of Trieste and very close to the city. It was built from 1856 to 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife Charlotte of Belgium.

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What to see more in Trieste?

anfiteatro-romano-trieste-travelmapitaly.comArcheological Sites

  • The Roman Theater
  • Arco di Riccardo
  • Foro Romano - San Giusto
  • Resti templi romani ad Atena e a Giove - San Giusto
  • Acquedotto Romano - Val Rosandra
  • Basilica Paleocristiana


greek-ortodox-church-trieste-travelmapitaly.comCathedral, Basilica, Churches

  • Cattedrale di San Giusto
  • Chiesa serbo-ortodossa della Santissima Trinità e di San Spiridione
  • Basilica di San Silvestro
  • Tempio ebraico - Sinagoga
  • Chiesa evangelica luterana di Confessione Augustana
  • Chiesa evangelica Metodista
  • Chiesa anglicana di Cristo


piazza-unita-trieste-travelmapitaly.comSee more:

  • Piazza Unità d'Italia
  • Piazza della Borsa
  • Canal Grande
  • Lanterna
  • Piazza della Borsa
  • faro-della-vittoria-trieste-travelmapitaly.comIl Faro della Vittoria
  • Caffè San Marco
  • Gallerie antiaeree Kleine Berlin
  • Trenovia di Opicina (Tram de Opcina)
  • Parco della Rimembranza
  • Borgo Teresiano


Some museums:

  • Museo del Castello e Armeria
  • Museo di storia patria
  • Museo del Risorgimento e Sacrario Oberdan
  • Civic marine aquarium of Trieste
  • Museum of the Sea
  • Orto Botanico
  • Museo della Civiltà Istriana, Fiumana e Dalmata
  • Museo della Bora
  • Museo speleologico "Speleovivarium"


How to go to Trieste?

Situated on the Adriatic sea makes Trieste very easy reachable with all kind of transport: by water, by air, by train and by car.

    • By Air

Going to Trieste via air you have two possibility to go. The closest and local one is the airport of Trieste. But if you have a suitable fly to Venezia you can use also this line. Once being in one these airports you can rent a car to get a taxi to Trieste.

For more information visit the sites of:

Trieste Airport - International Airport Trieste Pietro Savorgnan di Brazzà

Venice Airport - International Airport Venice Marco Polo


    • By Train

Trieste is server by RFI, that connect the city with all the parts of Italy.

For more information visit the RFI - Rete Ferroviaria Italiana web site.

Ferrovia Meridionale is connecting the city with Lubiana and Vienna.

Instead Transalpine Railway reaches the current Czech Republic.

The passenger traffic of Trieste is concentrated in the central station with daily connections (EurostarCity, InterCity, Intercity Night) to all major Italian cities. Trains Euronight for Eastern Europe stop at Villa Opicina.


    • By Car

Being in one of the most important crossroads not only in Italy but also in Europe Trieste have very good connections with all Europe.

With Torino, Venezia it is connected via Highway A4.

The European Route E70 is going to Lubiana.

The European Route E61 is going to Villaco (Austria) - Fiume (Croazia).

Instead the European Route E751 is going to Capodistria e Pola.

There is an optional Regional Route SR14 that is parallel to A4 and it is a beautiful panoramic way from Trieste to Monfalcone.


    • By Boat

Trieste has an impressive large port with several terminals from the container to the docks. But the city is also very well connected via water with many port in the Adriatic Sea in Italy, Croatia, Greece and many others and lots of people every year are using Ferries to go to and from Trieste.

To go to and from Trieste check to find your Ferry in the Ferry Website.

    • Go Around

Local public transport in Trieste is operated by Trieste Trasporti, which operates a network of around 60 bus routes and two boat services. They also operate the Opicina Tramway which is a hybrid between tramway and funicular railway providing a more direct link between the city center and Villa Opicina.

The city of Trieste has a large territory and a few beautiful parks. But also here you will not find such big parking for your car and it is recommended to leave your car in the surroundings, then go to the main center by public transport and make a beautiful walk there.


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