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Trieste is a city and 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. In 30 kilometers south lies Croatia border. Trieste is melting pot for three cultures — Latin, Slavic and German and this mix creates unforgettable scent of historical heritage. Also its position opens opportunities for international business relations.
Flying to Trieste will be short and comfortable — in an hour or so you’ll land at Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (IATA: TRS, ICAO: LIPQ), located in less then kilometer away from Ronchi dei Legionari, near Trieste. It serves approximately 5 million people. Here is official website of Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, where you can find useful information about Flights (Departures, Arrivals), Parking, Hotels, Accommodation, Car hire, Transport to the city and all needed to feel comfortable after landing.
Trieste City Break — A city of castles and cliffs (and coffee!), forged by a mix of Roman, Venetian and central European powers, Trieste is Italy’s cosmopolitan outpost in the east. Gaia Zol is our insider guide. Trieste’s charm is in the city’s countless guises. It stands as the last Italian rampart in the far east of the country, closer to Ljubljana than to Rome. The city guards the Adriatic coast from the limestone cliffs of the Karst Plateau, where geological features are as varied as the people and their languages.
The Passeggiata Rilke
The Passeggiata Rilke is arguably one of Italy’s prettiest walks, a cliffside path with incredible views over the Sistiana bay. At just over a mile (or 1.7 km) long, the path starts in front of the tourist office in the town of Sistiana (just north of Trieste) and ends at the Duino castle, famous for its legend about an evil husband who threw his wife over the cliff. Before she hit the water, the gods turned her to stone, reminicent of a veiled lady who can be seen today.
The Castle of Miramare and its huge gardens
The Castle of Miramare and its huge gardens were built for the Austrian Habsburgs a mere 150 years ago, making this a pretty new castle by Italian standards. Visit the inside of the castle or just wander through its English gardens, full of exotic plants.
The Roman Theater
The Roman Theater is one of Trieste’s main attractions, so spend half a day on foot in this nice-sized city. Walk along the water’s edge and down the big pier. Spend some time in the majestic Piazza Unita’ d’Italia, and shop in the Borgo Teresiano or Chinatown area.
The Gigantic Grotto (Grotta Gigante)
The Gigantic Grotto (Grotta Gigante) is the world’s largest tourist cave, big enough to house St. Peter’s Basilica. Allow about an hour for a visit, and if you’re really into caves (so to speak, hee hee) visit the Museum of Speleology, nearby.
You may notice foreign influences in Trieste that you haven’t seen in the rest of Italy, and that’s because of its proximity to Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. From a base in Trieste you can easily take a day trip to another country. The impressive Predjamski castle, built into a rock in Slovenia, is under an hour away.