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Trieste is a vibrant port city in northeast Italy. Formerly a significant port and political centre of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, today Trieste has retained a multicultural feel, with an impressive and eclectic array of architecture and Viennese flair. The historic buildings, museums and traditional markets are a treat to explore on holidays in Trieste, and provide a city break with a difference.
Trieste's architecture and lively atmosphere makes it a good place to explore on foot. Take in the medieval squares, neoclassical and art nouveau buildings as you go. The oldest part of the town has quaint, narrow streets flanked by towering, impressive buildings, such as the hilltop Venetian castle, Castello di San Giusto.
History & culture...
At the foot of San Giusto hills are the city's Roman remains - a former theatre from the 1st century, in a wonderful location that today is put to use as an open-air concert venue. Trieste has many museums and galleries to visit, one of the best being the Museo Revoltella. It's housed in a stunning neo-Renaissance palace owned by Baron Pasquale Revoltella.
Festivals & markets...
The city has several major events and festivals going on in summer, and if you're on holiday in Trieste in July, you may experience the famous International Operetta Festival. The city also has many bustling markets held in the spacious piazzas, including delicious-smelling food markets and an excellent antiques market.
Coffee & gelato...
Trieste is famous for its coffee, and you can find cafÃ©s all over the city to try the famous brew. There are also several gelaterias that are popular with visitors, particularly if you've never tasted real Italian ice cream before!
Trieste's cuisine is an interesting mix of its cosmopolitan past, with Austrian and Slavic dishes in abundance, as well as Italian classics. Stop in an Austrian pastry shop to try strudel and traditional Austrian cake, and in the evenings enjoy dishes like gnocchi or goulash. You'll also find many pizzerias and seafood restaurants near the busy port.
If you like the sound of Trieste...
BEST WESTERN Hotel San Giusto, Trieste
The BEST WESTERN Hotel San Giusto is very comfortable and recently renovated. It is located just a few steps from church of San Giacomo, museum of contemporary arts and Rossetti theatre and at just one kilometer from the historical centre, San Giusto... See More InfoSee More Info
Continentale Hotel, Trieste
The 4 star hotel Continentale is perfectly located in the heart of Trieste, overlooking via San Nicolo', which is one of the most famous pedestrian street for shopping. Housed in a traditional building dated back the 19th century, with a clear... See More InfoSee More Info
Hotel Roma, Trieste
The charming Hotel Roma rests in a privileged position in Trieste - the cultural, entertainment and tourist centre of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. Boasting a beautifully designed complex with friendly and capable staff, this family-owned 3... See More InfoSee More Info
NH Trieste, Trieste
The hotel is the ideal place for discovering the rich history and culture of this city. Important sights include: Palazzo Gopcevich, the historical cafes, the picturesque harbour and the Verdi theatre. The Stazione Marittima Conference centre can be... See More InfoSee More Info
Novo Hotel Impero, Trieste
The 3 stars hotel novo impero is a neoclassical building dating back to 1850 when trieste was still part of the hapsburg empire and was embellished with majestic palaces. The hotel is located in front of the main railway station, at a stone's throw... See More InfoSee More Info