Holidays to Trieste
Trieste – an Italian city with a twist
Located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy is its capital, Trieste. This city lies on the Adriatic Coast and was founded by the Romans. It is a near neighbour of Slovenia and Croatia and the influences of Eastern Europe are very discernible to visitors. Find out for yourself when you embark on one of our holidays to Trieste.
Castles and cathedrals
Built in the mid-19th century, Miramare Castle lies on the Gulf of Trieste. The building itself is rather beautiful and is home to a fascinating museum that details the era of the Habsburgs and beyond. One of many attractions are its walks, whether round the vast gardens or along coastal pathways.
Trieste Cathedral was finished in 1320 and provides excellent views of the entire city. Inside you’ll find exquisite Roman mosaics and gorgeous frescoes that date back to the Cathedral’s inception, one of which is positioned above the altar.
Built on a one-time Roman stronghold, Castello di San Giusto had construction started upon it in the 15th century at the behest of the Habsburgs. It was finally completed by the Venetians. It’s also home to Trieste’s main museum and features an armoury packed with weapons and suits of armour. The castle also provides beautiful views of the city.
Be there or be square
Piazza Unità d'Italia is the focal point of the town, the place where people go to meet and chat. When lit up at night it provides an impossibly romantic setting. It features many fine restaurants and cafés, which are perfect for enjoying a coffee or a glass of wine, as you watch the locals come and go.
Travel by tram
The Trieste-Opicina tramway has been delighting its passengers since its inception in 1902. It travels from Trieste to nearby town, Villa Opicina, in the hills high above, taking you close to the Slovenian border on a journey that lasts around 30 minutes.