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Tutto quello che potete trovare soltanto nel Friuli Venezia Giulia, la regione bella e interessante tutto l'anno.
Guide and touristic map of TRIESTE town in Friuli region

TRIESTE: the engaging town where the Middle Europe meets the Mediterranean Sea

    Trieste is without doubt one of the most beautiful towns of the European continent and, at same time, of the Mediterranean area, rich of ancient and modern buildings set in a splendid neoclassical frame.
  Trieste is risen just in the point where the large friulan-slovenian Karstic Tableland steeply goes down towards the sea, beginning the typical low istrian coast.
  Open and friendly, with a solid middle-european culture, lighted by Mediterranean brightness, Trieste shows many civil and artistic evidences (of the 18th and the 19th century especially) and a popular style of life very original and likeable.
  The heart of Trieste town is subdivided in three clearly distinct parts which correspond to the three historical-artistic periods and so to three courses that we suggest:
- Roman and Medieval
- Neoclassical and Art-nouveau
- Modern and Maritime
 There it is at last the Trieste’s Riviera which extends towards North until the Miramare Castle( along the railway).


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  Named ‘Città vecchia’ (Old City), this part of Trieste is collected at the foot and on the slopes of the San Giusto hill. The buildings are generally small, side by side and in old popular style (many of 18th and 19th centuries). We indicate the historically more interesting buildings, beginning from the more ancient ones:
- Riccardo Arch of first century b.C.
- Roman Amphitheatre with the same age
- San Silvestro Church of 1000 a.C.
- San Giusto Basilica of 1300 a.C.
- San Giusto Castle of 1400
- San Cipriano convent of 1400
- Cucherna Tower of 1500
- Santa Maria Maggiore Church of 1600
  You can go up the Castle hill by car or also walking on the monumental and scenographic staircase ‘Scalinata dei Giganti’


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  This part of the town extends from the railway station at East until, along the ‘Rive’ (shores), the freight harbour at West. It is named ‘Borgo Teresiano’ because it was built in very few times when, in 1750 year, the empress of Austria Mary Theresa chose Trieste as the main maritime harbour of the Habsburg Empire. This area is characterized by perpendicular streets and compact blocks like the typical Middle European towns
  The most interesting buildings are: Town Hall / Carciotti Palace / Borsa (Stock Exchange) building / Tergesteo Gallery / Tommaseo Cafè / some churches of various religions: Chatolic Sant’Antonio, the Evangelistic one, Greek-Orthodox one, Serbian-Orthodox one, the Synagogue.
  Among the Art-Nouveau buildings, two very significant are in the Borgo Teresiano: Terni-Smolars palace in via Dante 9 (by-street of Corso Italia towards Sant’Antonio Church) and Bartoli House in Borsa square.
  If you will pay attention not only to the architectural appearance but also to the internal decorations and furnishing in any historical buildings (public palaces, private houses, museums, public places), you will have pleasant surprises of good taste and originality.
  Other interesting districts (with big and small buildings also in Baroque and Art-Nouveau styles) are present in the whole rest of the town: exemplifying is the ‘Campo San Giacomo’ area, near the San Giusto Castle, which makes you understand the historical urban environment in which lives the most part of Trieste people.


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 It develops along the sea principally consisting in the ‘Rive’ (shores), a large straight band which goes from the railway station to the freight harbour (Chiarbola district).
  From it they branch off: toward the town the port-canal; into the sea various quays (where warships and holiday cruisers often dock).

 On the Rive there are some interesting buildings as the Maritime Station (Congress centre) and the Pescheria (old style Fishmonger’s market, now Aquarium).
  On the end of the Rive, turning towards the bypass-road, in front of the freight harbour is risen a directional centre with some big and fine modern buildings. Also the modern mediterranean architecture has in Trieste a nice example: the Cuore di Maria Church, near the railway station. Another big building to visit in Trieste is the University of 1930 in neo-roman style, located in a panoramic point on the road rising from the town centre to the Opicina suburb on the Karst.

from the Lighthouse to the Miramare Castle

  The coast road starting from railway station takes before to .
- the Vittoria Lighthouse, open for admiring a close view of the town after to
- Barcola, the suburb when you can rest in the public park and on the sea-side: from this point begins a promenade (with bathing facilities) 2 km long until
- the Miramare Castle, built in 1860 by Maximilian of Austria in Windsor style, with a very nice park and botanical garden, sea park, historical railway station; into the castle (entry fee) there are rich period and seafaring furnishing, exotic and historical objects.

  Who want do an unique experience can take the ‘tram de Opcina’ (tramway to the Opcina suburb, starting near the railway station) which rises steeply on a rack track until the edge of the karstic tableland where he will have a splendid view of whole town (from the Obelisco point).


The mos interesting MUSEUMS in Trieste

 In Trieste they are about 20 museums concerning various subjects, from the weapons in the San Giusto Castle to the karstic caves.
The most interesting:
It hosts 350 pictorial works of great modern and contemporary artists. There is also visitable the Revoltella house with furnishing of 1800.
One of the most rich Mediterranean Museums on the technical, scientific, modelling levels.
It preserve a large number of historical vehicles, models and technical dioramas.
A very large collection of vehicles, tanks, artillery pieces and weapons from 1930, with dioramas and didactic courses
It is placed in the Vecchia Pescheria building on the ‘Rive’. It hosts very many specimen of fishes and reptiles, and also a colony of penguins.

(for detailed informations about adresses, timetables, ticket prices see

Where to stay for sleeping , where to eat typical food, where to buy local handcrafts in Trieste
Recommended Hotels in Trieste

ALABARDA FLORA**°°, Trieste, tel.040-630269 BRIONI**°°, Trieste, tel.040-772942
CENTRALE***°, Trieste, tel.040-639482
PORTA CAVANA***°, Trieste, tel.040-301313
CITTA’ DI PARENZO****, Trieste, tel.040-631133
NOVO HOTEL IMPERO****, Trieste, tel.040-364242
DUCHI D’AOSTA****, Trieste rive, tel.040-7600011
RIVIERA&MAXIMILIAN’S****, Trieste loc..Miramare, tel.040-224551
Recommended typical Buffets tipici in Trieste
where you can find the special local dish ‘porzina’ (various boiled cured pork meats mix with sauces)

Buffet Pub DA RUDY*°°°, TRIESTE 34100 TS, via Valdirivo 32 (fourth street at left from the Railway station square to the Rive), tel.040- 639428 / Porzina, baked in the bread ham, typical local dishes (sunday closed)
Buffet IMPERO**°°, TRIESTE, piazza della Libertà 4 (piazza della Stazione ferroviaria), tel.040-365036 / Hot buffet at the bar; typical local and habsburg cooking (monday, and sunday in summer, closed)
Pub and Buffet AL VECIO CANAL***°, TRIESTE 34121 TS, piazza Ponterosso (in front of the S.Antonio church) / Cold and hot cooking with local and habsburg dishes (sunday closed)
Buffet DA PEPI***°, TRIESTE 34100 TS, via Cassa di Risparmio 3 (near the Borsa and Tergesteo), tel.040-366858 / Porzina (sunday closed)
Recommended Restaurants, Trattorias and Osterias in Trieste
(the cuisine of Trieste town proposes many original dishes)

Osteria ALLA SCALETTA*°°°, TRIESTE , via Bramante 4 (100 m from the Castle towards San Giacomo), tel./fax. 040-0642668 / Typical local cooking (sunday evening closed)
Ristorante ANTIPASTOTECA ALLA VOLIGA**°°, TRIESTE , via della Fornace 1 (on the hill, behind the Castle), tel. 040-309606 / Sea cooking (horse d’oeuvre…) (sunday evening and monday closed)
Osteria Trattoria DA GIOVANNI**°°, via San Lazzaro 14 (behind S.Antonio church), tel.040-639396 / Local hot dishes also at the bar (sunday closed)
Trattoria DA SIORA ROSA**°°, TRIESTE, piazza Hortis 3 (near Revoltella juseum), tel.040-301460 / Typical local cooking (boiled meats…) (saturday and sunday closed)
Antica Trattoria Hotel VALERIA**°°, TRIESTE, loc. Opicina via Nazionale 156, tel. 040- 211204 / Habsburg coking (all days open)
Trattoria AL FARO***°, TRIESTE, scala Sforzi 2 (at the foot of the Faro in viale Miramare), tel. 040 410092 / Sea cooking (monday closed)
Restaurant ARCO RICCARDO***°, TRIESTE 34121 TS, via del Trionfo 3/A (near the roman monument), tel.040-2410446 / Meat and sea cooking (sunday evening closed)
CAFFE’ TOMMASEO***°, TRIESTE, piazza Tommaseo 4/c (near the Greek-Orthodox church, on the Rive), tel.040-362666 / Caffè, Buffet, Meat and Fish tasting; hystorical building (all days open)
Restaurant SLAUKO***°, TRIESTE, loc. Contovello 453 (out of the map: above Barcola: take the road for Contovello at the end of viale Miramare), tel. 040-225393 / Sea cooking (fried…); wonderful view of the town (only for dinner open)
Trattoria SCABAR****, TRIESTE, erta Sant'Anna 63 (out of the map: on the hills at South-East of the town, where is the Valmaura football Stadium), tel. 040-810368 / Sea cooking (mondaY and tuesday noon closed)
Antica Trattoria SUBAN****, via Comici 2 (out of the map: on the hills at East in the Boschetto area, starting from via Battisti), tel.040-54368 / Typical local and friulan-slovenian cooking (tuesday closed)
Recommende Holiday Farms near Trieste

Holiday Farm PICKO*°°° di Grmek Erika, TRIESTE (34012 TS) loc. Gropada 111, tel.040-226365 / Cold and hot cooking (also for groups) / Sale of produce / Open from friday to sunday 9-23.00 (non stop cooking)
Holiday farm GRGIC**°° Igor, TRIESTE 34100 TS loc. Padriciano 193, tel./fax. 040-226445 338-8804089 / Cold and hot cooking / Typical wines on sale / Open from friday to sunday 10-23.00 from 1° February to 10 July, from 1° August to 15 September, from 15 October to 26 December (whole year for groups) (English, Deutsch, Slovenski, Hrvatsko)
Recommended traditional and artistic Craftsmen in Trieste

FRANCA, Trieste via Mazzini 46, tel.040-636042 Jeweller
IL BISCOTTO, Trieste, via F. Venezia 16/c, tel.0432-302971 Ceramics (exclusive fretsaw technique)
RENATO D’ERCOLE, Trieste via Patrizio 6/c, tel.040-942289 fax.040-370799 Woodworks: restoration and creations
STAGNI MAURIZIO, Trieste, via degli Artisti 9/b, tel.040-761056 Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. Design and production
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