Posted by: Debra Kolkka | September 12, 2017

Top tips for Trieste

Trieste is a sea port city in north east Italy. It is on the Adriatic Sea, quite close to Slovenia and Croatia. It is the capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, one of the richest areas in Italy.

We visited on the way back from Croatia in May this year. There are several “must see” attractions in Trieste and we set out to find all of them.

The magnificent Piazza Unita d’Italia is a great place to begin exploring the city. It is difficult to show in a photo how huge and grand this piazza is.

Trieste

Trieste

We called into the famous Caffe degli Specchi for a coffee and a pastry to gather strength for the day.

Trieste

Trieste

The Molo Audace juts 246 metres into the sea not far from Piazza d’Italia, offering a different view. It is a popular place to promenade.

Trieste

A short walk away is Canal Grande dating from 1756. It was previously used for sailing ships, but they are long gone and now pretty little boats take their place. Cafes line the canal and are a popular place to gather.

Trieste

Trieste

Trieste

At the end of the canal is the Neoclassical Sant’ Antonio, built in 1849.

Trieste

To the right is the Serbian Orthodox San Spiridione dating from the mid 19th century.

Trieste

There are many grand buildings in Trieste reflecting its Austrian heritage. The city was part of Austria from 1382 until 1919.

Trieste

Trieste is a vibrant, lively city with outdoor cafes everywhere. Going hungry is not an option.

Trieste

There is a well preserved Roman Theatre at the foot of San Giusto. It was built in the second half of the 1st century.

Trieste

Trieste

The Synagogue of Trieste dating from 1912 is the second largest in Europe.

Trieste

In the interests of research we found the Caffe San Marco, opened just before WWI. It was saved from demolotion in 2013. It has now been beautifully restored and serves great coffee and snacks.

Trieste

From there we headed up to the green park above the city. There are lots of steps.

Trieste

Trieste

At the top is the Castel San Giusto built over 2 centuries, beginning in the 15th century. It is set in a restful park.

Trieste

Dark clouds gathered and it began to rain as we left the park.

Trieste

A gorgeous rainbow over Piazza Unita d’Italia took our minds off our damp clothes.

Trieste

Trieste

The piazza looked different again as we headed out for dinner.

Trieste

 

Trieste

We had dinner in the highly recommended Caffe Tommaseo. The service did not come with a smile, but the food was good.

The Piazza Unita d’Italia looked wonderful as we wandered back to our hotel after a busy day.

Trieste

We stayed at the superb Savoia Excelsior Palace. Even the name is grand. We don’t usually stay at 5 star hotels, but they offered an excellent last minute rate…how could we refuse?

Trieste

The hotel was excellent and we were able to park directly opposite in the enormous car park on the edge of the port.

We had a great view of the port from our balcony…one last look before we headed off home to Bagni di Lucca.

Trieste

Trieste is well worth an overnight stay. I hope you get a good deal at Savoia Excelsior Palace.

 


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  1. A wonderful toast to my birthplace – a place I want to revisit. Did you walk to all these locations?

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    • Yes, we covered quite a lot of territory that day on foot. Trieste is easy to navigate and there is much to see.

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  2. Love those “caffes ” and their atmosphere.

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    • Trieste is said to be the coffee capital of Italy.

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  3. Looks lovely Debra.

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  4. What a gem you have found there. Heard about it over the years but didn’t realise what a beautiful city it is.

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    • It would be a great place to live I think. It has a vibrant atmosphere and there is lots to see and do.

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  5. I have heard so many wonderful things about Trieste Debra. Will have to pay a visit on the next trip I think. 🙂

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    • It is definitely worth a visit. Trieste is quite different from many Italian cities because of the Austrian influence.

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  6. Your camera captures such beautiful colours – and food’n’stuff! Trieste does look marvelous, but shamefully, it was the pastries and food i examined most closely and the hotel – so lovely.

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    • The hotel was fabulous. We felt quite grand staying there.

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  8. Fabulous photos Debra, Trieste looks very interesting and enticing. It could be just the place to visit in November as my itinerary has a gap of one week before going to Venice for two weeks – and it’s just up the road!
    Cheers
    Robyn

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  9. Stunning Debra, it’s on my list of places to visit.

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  10. Debra. Seeking permission to use one of your pics of Piazza Uniti on a future post … and with due credit.

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    • Of course you may use my photos. Thank you for asking.

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      • Thank you! … and I imagine I will also have a link to that post. 🙂

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