Port of Trieste

About Trieste, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)

Combining the Slavic and Latin cultures, Trieste provides travellers with a typical traditional ambience together with an astonishing architectural heritage and magnificent coastal scenery.

What to do in Trieste

One of Trieste's most thrilling sights, which should not be missed, is the impressive cathedral and castle of San Giusto which offers breathtaking views of the blue Adriatic Sea below.

The building is perched on the white and green cliffs of a limestone plateau. The spot offers a quaint setting for unwinding and soaking up the serene ambience of the area. San Giusto is the city's largest hill and many buildings which were constructed at a time when the city was named Tergestum, belonging to the Roman Empire, can be found here.

The surroundings of Trieste boast some worthwhile destinations perfect for exploring within a day's drive. The historic Tergeste preserves fascinating Medievel, Roman, and neo-classic monuments and it is a principal centre for historical, artistic and scientific collections. Other highlights include the renowned Castle of Miramare, the Caves of Skocjan and Postojna, the Carso, the Duino Castle, the Rosandra Valley, as well as the coastline of beautiful Istria nearby Croatia and Slovenia.

Tourist Attractions

The castle and cathedral of San Giusto should not be missed when visiting Trieste. Together they are the city's major attraction and the area is of outstanding natural beauty. Below the cliffs where the castle is positioned, you can explore the ruins of the historic medieval quarter, which boasts narrow alleys and lanes. Discover cosy cafés, charming tiny restaurants, tranquil historic houses and churches. You can also visit the Orto Lapidario (memorial garden), the Museum of Art History, the Roman basilica of San Silvestro and the Benedictine San Cipriano monastery.

Trieste's seafront and attached streets are crowded with traffic. In front, the Stazione Maritima is located and it is an adorable building, built in the 1930s. It now houses the province's largest congress centre.

A short walk away the Piazza dell 'Unità d'Italia can be found, it is Europe's largest seaside square and highly regarded by the inhabitants of Trieste. It contains the Assicurazioni Generali, the town hall, the Duchi d'Aosta Hotel, the Assicurazioni Generali, the regional council and the prefecture. All these buildings date back to the 18th and early 19th century. Additionally there's a large, historic café which on every Sunday morning has hundreds of customers coming from all over the city, making the area the pulsating heart of town.

Trieste Port

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