Trieste is set between sea and hills and looms on the horizon white and bright over the blue of sea and sky. It seems like a final Mediterranean daydream to everyone who goes by this northern stretch of Adriatic coast.
Trieste streets follow one another and their exquisite palaces of great architectonic value recall the extraordinary development that the city enjoyed during the nineteenth century.
MAIN TRIESTE MUSEUMS:
- Civico Museo di Storia Naturale, Museo Sveviano e Biblioteca Civica “A. Hortis”
Piazza A. Hortis, 4 – Trieste – Tel. 040 6758658
This building is home to three institutes: the first houses an important entomological collection, the second one hosts a documentation center and the third contains 420.000 documents among volumes, papers, magazines and manuscripts.
- Civico Museo della Risiera di S. Sabba
Via G. Palatucci, 5 – Trieste – Tel. 040 826202
It is a national monument commemorating the tragic events of the Second World War.
- Castello e Parco di Miramare
Viale Miramare -Trieste – Tel. 040 224143
National museum, residence of Archduke Maximilian of Hasburg and his wife Charlotte.
MAIN TRIESTE MONUMENTS:
- Piazza dell’Unita’ d’Italia
(arch. G. Bruni, 1879)
One of the biggest and most spectacular squares opened onto sea, transformed in 1999 by the Arch. B. Huet.
- Cattedrale di San Giusto
Piazza della Cattedrale, 3 – Trieste – Tel. 040 309666
It was built by the joining of two earlier basilicas of the 14th century.
TRIESTE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS:
- Castello di Duino
Duino Aurisina – Trieste – Tel. 040 208120 Fax 040 208022
It is a stately home which dates back to 1389 where once lived the Princes of Torre and Tasso.
- Grotta Gigante
Borgo Grotta Gigante / Sgonico – Tel. e Fax 040 327312
The largest tourist cave in the world.
Where to stay in Trieste
There are high quality hotels, apartments, condo hotels and B&Bs available, check them out and make a reservation here.
This is an excerpt from the book “Trieste and Friuli”.