Things to see and do - Trieste
Unmissable tourist sites
Trieste Travel guide
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The largest port on the Adriatic, bordering Slovenia, only became Italian in 1919. Formerly a Roman colony (Tergeste), it placed itself under Austrian rule in 1382 to escape Venetian domination. The Compagnies d’Orient and du Levant (French trading associations) made Trieste their headquarters in the 18C when it became a free port. The birthplace of the novelist Italo Svevo and poet Umberto Saba is a modern city at the foot of San Giusto hill, where most of its historic buildings are grouped.
Tourist attractions Trieste : Things to see and do
Piazza della Cattedrale I - 34121 Trieste
On this hill overlooking the Adriatic, and the draught-board of the modern city that the Romans founded, Tergeste, where most of the ancient and medieval remains of the city are concentrated today.
v.le Miramare I - 34014 Grignano
The castle, built in 1860 to plans by the architect Carl Junker, stands on the point of a headland overlooking the coast of Trieste. It was intended for Archduke Maximilian of Austria, executed in Mexico in 1867, and his wife Princess Charlotte of Be..
Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia I - 34121 Trieste
In the modern city, not far from the harbor and the Riva del Mandraccio, this square is surrounded by three palaces in the style of the early 1900s: the Palace of the Government, City Hall and the local headquarters of Lloyd, a maritime navigation co..
Via Punta del Forno 3 I - 34121 Trieste
Urban Design Hotel mixes modern style and elegance, all in a lively area of Trieste’s centre. Rooms and hotel interiors feature state-of-the-art furniture and pieces of urban art. Rooms are spacious and come in minimalist design with mostly black an..
Via Trauner 1 (check-in takes place at Hotel Barbacan and Dependance all'Arco, piazza Barbacan n. 3) I - 34121 Trieste
Hotel Capitelli provides modern and affordable accommodation in the pedestrian-only area of Trieste's historic centre. You will be just 300 metres from the beautiful main square, Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia. The Capitelli is right next to the Arco di..
Via Cavazzeni 7 I - 34100 Trieste
Hotel James Joyce welcomes you to the most historic district of Trieste, in the Cavana pedestrian area 250 metres from the main square Piazza Unità d'Italia. Trieste's Cruise Terminal and Congress Centre are also nearby. Built in 1770, this is one o..
Erta Sant'Anna 63 I - 34149 Trieste
A visit here is well worth while. The premises have recently been renovated and now enjoy the benefits of a dedicated family management. Seafood is a speciality and there is a fine wine cellar and a panoramic terrace.
riva del Mandracchio 4 I - 34124 Trieste
You won't be disappointed by this restaurant situated in the heart of Trieste. It serves mouthwatering specialities such as seafood antipasta; fresh ravioli stuffed with Il Carso cheese; and baked sea bass with cep mushrooms, onions and new potatoes...
via Cadorna 6 I - 34124 Trieste
In the town centre, a small classic modern restaurant, warm and welcoming, with different refined touches, where you can savour seafood specialities.
via Rittmeyer 14/a I - 34134 Trieste
Situated near the station, this modern restaurant is run by an enthusiastic and friendly couple. Appetising menu featuring contemporary and imaginative regional cuisine, including fish dishes. Reasonably priced options available at midday.
via Venezian 2 ang. via Cadorna I - 34124 Trieste
Tastily prepared seafood is served here on closely flanked tables. Added to this is the conviviality of the regular customers and the warm courtesy of the management.
piazza Unità d'Italia 2 I - 34121 Trieste
Opened in the 1970s by the famous Harry Cipriani, this restaurant boasts the same style of decor as its namesake in Venice. Voted 'the most exclusive restaurant in Trieste' by the food press, the restaurant is memorable for its varied cuisine that in..