Trieste is Italy’s windy city, renowned for its wintry blasts and spritzy summer air. Set in the far corner of Italy, wedged between the Carso hills and the Adriatic sea, it inhales life from the all-embracing sea, its streets descending steeply to the water through a maze of white neoclassical and liberty palaces. The weather is often in flux here, the sky a deep blue hue, the coffee drunk as nowhere else in the world.
With its Austro-Hungarian heritage, deep commercial roots, witness to the golden era of the close of the 1800s, Trieste boasts many important museums and theatres, and is a place that is truly multicultural and multifaith.
A city of literature with trails dedicated to Svevo, Saba and Joyce, Trieste fostered Basaglia’s revolution in psychiatry, while here it is also possible to visit Italy’s only crematorium from World War II - the Risiera di San Sabba.
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Organizing your visit
There are places to stay in Trieste to suit every need: 4- and 5-star hotels, apartments for families with children, but also attractive private residences right in the centre or agro-tourism centres in the countryside just 20 minutes from the city.
For those who love activity holidays, it is easy to spend time locked away in nature, discover the Carso by bike, or even sail in the Gulf of Trieste in one of the most popular regattas in the world, the Barcolana.
To enjoy a stay in Trieste to the full, there are professionals at hand for organising city visits, topical trips and a variety of tours, whether cultural, architectural, historical or literary. But it is also possible to plan courses for coffee tasting, take a Vespa tour of the Carso, visit wine cellars, or try out wine and olive-oil tasting sessions.
he Promotrieste Convention & Visitors Bureau provides the following in the Trieste area: free and reliable advice, identification of hotels, spaces, locations for events, assistance in the application process, comprehensive material on services and partners, support with the institutions. Contact us
To learn more about Trieste we suggest a look at the site www.discover-trieste.it, where you can find an up-to-date list of: things to do, exhibitions, tours and trails, suggestions for tasting life like a Triestino Visit Discover Trieste