Trieste, provincial capital Trieste, is a unique city, a fascinating and complex crossroads of cultures. Given its position in the extreme south-western part of Venezia-Giulia, over time it has represented the ideal corridor connecting Western and Eastern Europe.
Piazza Unità d’Italia is the enchanting window of the city on the Gulf of Trieste. From here countless streets and alleys branch off where the delicious historic cafés are located, proliferating from the eighteenth century, given the importance of Trieste as a port for the sale of coffee: among the most famous is the café of San Marco, in via Battisti 18 , frequented in the past by Italo Svevo, Umberto Saba and James Joyce.
From the center, taking the train, inaugurated in 1092, it is possible to reach Villa Opicina (5 km – 329 m in altitude) to take a walk in the greenery and enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city. We also recommend a visit to Castello di Miramare, just outside Trieste (www.castello-miramare.it) and to the marine park.
Or an appetizing alternative: a good plate of fried fish on the port of Muggia, a characteristic town 11 km from Trieste. For a slightly different trip, you can take advantage of the public maritime service, a fast motorboat will take you to Molo Audace very close to the historic center in an hour and a half. Information and timetables can be found on the website www.aptgorizia.it or by calling the toll-free number 800955957. By car, Trieste can be reached from the A4 Venice-Trieste motorway, Lisert tollbooth or from the SS. 14 Costiera, the latter decidedly more panoramic.