Trieste is today one of the most beautiful cities for life in Italy. The capital of the province of Friuli Venezia Giulia gives the impression of a lying spot ideal for a short trip or a one-day excursion.
Fun fact about Trieste
In the Ex Yugoslavia, Trieste was known as the favorite shopping destination of the western world, where at affordable prices they could buy fashion details, footwear and clothes, which were not in Yugoslavia available. Today, Trieste has lost its significance as a shopping destination, but still maintains the charm of the seaside town. In recent years, it is about opening modern shopping outlets and shopping malls, trying to restore the old glory of Trieste. But Trieste will never lose its charm.
Where is Trieste?
Trieste is a city and a seaport in northeastern Italy. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia, which lies almost immediately south and east of the city. Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures.
What to see in Triest?
Trieste is an interesting city, it offers so much to see. So, let’s begin.
First, Miramare Castle, it’s probably the most famous trident building.
Miramare is today one of the most recognizable motives of the Trieste. If you have enough time, be sure to check it out. Apart from the castle itself and the park, there are also interesting promenades that surround it, which, as with the castle, offers an excellent view of the city and its surroundings. It is open every day, from 9.00 to 19.00.
The ticket price is ok, the regular price is 6€.
The Castle of San Giusto, is the perfect place if you want a good view of Trieste.
The castle itself is not particularly interesting, so the tourists, mostly visit it because of its excellent view of the city and its surroundings. If you are not interested in this, or if you are looking for a place you can enjoy the view, you can easily find it on the way to the castle.
Piazza dell’Unita d’Italia is the largest city square. People in Triangle say it’s the biggest
European square located by the sea. First he wore the name of St. Petra, then it was called Piazza Grande, in 1955 it finally got its name.
The square is bordered by many famous palaces. On the southeastern side is the seat of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. Opposite this palace is the Palazzo del Governo. The South Eastern part of the square is closed by the City Hall, in front of the famous ‘Four Continent Fountain’.
In the Italian region to which Trieste belongs, there are 24 caves, of which 10 are in the vicinity of Trieste. The largest is certainly the Cave Grotto Gigante, which represents the sights of the surroundings of Trieste.
The Austrian Quarter is also interesting. Half of the city of Trieste was built during the Austro-Hungarian domination of this part of Europe. Because of this, a large number of buildings in the popular Austrian quarter of Trieste were made in baroque and neoclassical style, such as those in Vienna.
The most popular part of this area of the town is Piazza Unità, the largest open-air market in the open sea.
II Faro della Vittoria is a symbol of the city that served as a navigational aid to the Bay of Trieste and as a monument to fatal victims of the First World War.
Roman Theater is probably built about 30 years before the new era under the patronage of Imperator Octavio. It is located near the sea, and it is assumed that its construction was improved during the years that followed.
Arco di Riccardo or The Roman gate from 33 years of the new era, located in Piazzetta Barbacan.
Do you like museums?
There are several museums in Trieste: the Revoltella Museum, the Trieste Railway Museum (with collections of drawings, models and real trains), the Risiera di San Sabba Museum (the remains of a Nazi Camp in Italy), and the Prorod Museum (Museo di Storia Naturale) with a large number of zoological, Botanical, geological and paleontological collections.
Do you like shopping?
There are thousands of shops in Trieste and several large shopping malls and department stores. The most famous shopping mall is Torri d’Europa (www.torrideuropa.com), located a few miles south of the city center. There are about 90 stores in the “European towers“. Palmanova Outlet Village (www.palmanovaoutlet.it) gathers around 90 stores in one place, whose common feature is to constantly sell goods at a discount of 30 to 70 percent.
If you are not a fan of shopping malls, you can go shopping to the city center, which is a great option and because of the possibility of a sightseeing tour of the city.
About the nightlife in Trieste!
Pubs, nightclubs and discos make the night life of Trieste. Some places are over 100 years old. The most popular nightclubs and discos in Trieste are Caffe Tergesteo, Machiavelli and Viale 39.
What and where to eat in Trieste?
Local specialties in Trieste are frambua, gooseberry, bruscandoli and grappa. In general, the local cuisine of Trieste reflects the influence of Italian, Austrian and Slovenian cuisine. In Trieste, one of the special types of cappuccino – a small cap, very similar to a machete, but with more foam and milk. Served in glass cups. Local beverages include Terrano wine, followed by Rosso wine, Malvasia wine and Belo wine Vitovska Garganja. The most popular pizzeria restaurants, which, in spite of their name, have a much wider menu for guests. On the United Kingdom Square there is a line of small pasta restaurants and bistros that serve excellent specialties. The Al Barattolo Pizzeria Restaurant, located next to the Grand Canal, is one of the most popular restaurants in Trieste for quality food and decent prices.
As usual at the end, here are 10 sentences for communication:
- Hello – Buongiorno
- Do you speak English? – Parla Inglese?
- I don’t speak Italian – Non parlo Italiano
- I don’t understand – Non capisco
- Where is the toilet? – Dov’ è il bagno?
- Good morning – Buonamattina, Goodbye – Arrivederci
- I am sorry – Mi scusi ,Thank you – Grazie
- You are welcome – Prego
- Yes – Si, No – no
- My name is… – Mi chiamo..