The 10 Best Things to Do in Trieste, Italy

November 21, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Trieste (/triːˈɛst/; Italian pronunciation: [triˈɛste]  listen (help·info); Slovene: Trst) 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. It is also located near Croatia some further 30 kilometres (19 mi) south.
Restaurants in Trieste

1. Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia

Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, 34121, Trieste, Italy +39 040 347 8312
Excellent
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5 based on 6 reviews

Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia

Reviewed By CopyCat001 - Folsom, California

Not only is it a big open space, ideal for taking pictures, it's also rich with history. You should start your tour of Trieste at this location and you can have a coffee or tea in the cafe which is located on the piazza.

2. Carso Triestino

45_27_N 13_28_E, Trieste, Italy +39 349 067 7039
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5 based on 352 reviews

Carso Triestino

Reviewed By Luisella P - Brussels, Belgium

Carso is the area behind Trieste: a hilly place with special flora and fauna due to its geological characteristics. Small rivers run underground and form caves which are the delight of speleologists. It is home to wild orchids and particularly beautiful in the autumn when the reds and yellows of the leaves are stunning
Both in the Italian and Slovenian side it is dotted with small picturesque villages.
There are many simple taverns where you can taste the local cuisine at very reasonable prices

3. Kleine Berlin

Via Fabio Severo | Di Fronte Al Civico No 11, 34100, Trieste, Italy +39 339 253 9712
Excellent
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4.5 based on 339 reviews

Kleine Berlin

Reviewed By TGB40 - Calgary, Canada

Had read about Klein Berlin and seriously tried to get there. Went to their website to try to determine hours they were open. To no avail. Called directly but no one spoke English. That's fair. Called the Trieste travel information only to be told that they only are open on Fridays. Unable to determine if this is because it is late Septemer. Be sure to call before going.

4. Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba

Via Giovanni Palatucci 5 | Ingresso Gratuito, 34148, Trieste, Italy +39 040 826202
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba

Reviewed By FrankMcLynn

Any visit here is a must but not for the faint hearted.
A harrowing graphic memorial to “man’s inhumanity to man”.
Well appointed memorial site with excellent English audio tour devices.
Very well preserved cells and halls and a fine Hall of commemoration with excellent print and video information.
There is no attempt made here to minimize the horror of what took place during the German occupation or even of the effects of Fascism on the gullible and the collaborator.
Lots of school classes there on the day I visited being told the truth about their grannies and granddaddies.
Two of those responsible for the Death Centre were August Dietrich Allers and Josef Oberhauser who were sentenced to death by the Italian court for the atrocities committed at Tisiera di San Sabba but lived out their lives in Munich since the German authorities were “ not obliged to hand them over” by virtue of a bilateral agreement signed in 1942.
You will need a few hours for this visit and a brace of strong beverage to settle your psyche afterwards.

5. Centrale Idrodinamica

Porto Vecchio Di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
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4.5 based on 159 reviews

Centrale Idrodinamica

Reviewed By daniele5551 - Washington

I visited the location: great job. Problem: you need a taxi to get there. Only free shuttle service almost unknown at Central Railway station . Exhibition on Lloyd Triestino with great material but text and explanations full of mistakes. A lot of misspellings. Overpriced catalogue. Very friendly (embarrassed) people at front desk.

6. Strada Vicentina

Trieste, Italy
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4.5 based on 303 reviews

Strada Vicentina

Reviewed By kpiddy - Brisbane, Australia

The Strada Vicentina stretches between the Oberlisk near Opicina and Prosecco-Contovello, it's an easy pedestrian path with panoramic views over Trieste and the coastline. The distance is 3.2 kilometres with a minimum rise of 250 m to 300 m above sea level. It is written that the road was thought to have been opened by Napoleon's troops in 1797.
From Trieste we caught the #2/ bus from Piazza Oberdan to Obelisco and picked up the path near the Belvedere. The path is easy and wide, with a mixture of surfaces; bitumen road, crushed stones. Starting the path at the Obelisk it is mostly a gentle downhill walk. It took us fifty minutes to reach the end of the path just before the hamlet of Prosecco where there is a small carpark. From here we continued on into Prosecco-Contovello the Sentiero Natura hiking down to Miramar then catching the bus back to Treiste.

7. Golfo di Trieste

Viale Miramare, Trieste, Italy +39 040 347 8312
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4.5 based on 755 reviews

Golfo di Trieste

Reviewed By KGB777 - Singapore, Singapore

I walked all the way back to town after visiting the Miramare castle along the coast, Really nice views out over the Gulf. At times it was a little windy, but still worth it. Remarkably clear water given the proximity to a larger city. Popular route with local cyclists and runners.

8. Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico

Viale Miramare, 34151, Trieste, Italy +39 040 224143
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico

Reviewed By Sebastiensh - New York City, New York

Note I am biased against Victorian era’s fake castle building like Neuschwanstein, hence I’m not too thrilled about the interior of the castle itself. However the location, the Gardens surrounding it and the former stable all are extremely delightful. And the trip from the city to the castle are lined with great promenades, Beaches, etc.

9. Val Rosandra Reserve

Trieste, Italy
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4.5 based on 180 reviews

Val Rosandra Reserve

Reviewed By izi f - Ljubljana, Slovenia

A hidden gem not far from Trieste and slovenian border. Actualy the small river comes from Slovenia and enter Italy through a beautiful george. Since there is no more border control for years, the path becames more popular. In the summer dont forget for swimming suits as there are some natural pools

10. Museo Revoltella

Via Diaz 27, Trieste, Italy +39 040 675 4350
Excellent
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4.5 based on 454 reviews

Museo Revoltella

Reviewed By Nicholas H - London, United Kingdom

This museum has been created in the mansion of the wealthy 19th century Trieste businessman, Baron Pasquale Revoltella. It houses a magnificent collection of pieces produced by Italian artists in the 19th century, as well as artists if the same period from elsewhere in Europe and some interesting modern art too. Baron Revoltella was instrumental in creating the Suez Canal and there are exhibits relating to his work on that project. The rooms of his apartment contain furniture from the period as well as sculptures and other works. This was a fascinating insight into a period of Italian life and culture.

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