- What to see
- Trieste City
- Price Flat rate upon request (special discount not included)
- When Upon request
- Duration Half Day or Full Day
- Difficulty Easy
- Meeting point Exact location disclosed with the ticket purchase
- Weather Departs in all weather conditions
- Shared/Private Private
- Included Transportation and local entrance fees
- Min pax 6 persons
Trieste is today truly the most underrated tourist destination on the Adriatic Sea – a fascinating European city of tradition with abundant history reflecting its geostrategic position in the past and into the present. Throughout history it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures – a chaos of peoples, languages, religions, traditions and customs. Trieste is a synthesis of different worlds, an Austro-Hungarian city in Italy brought to greatness by Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Germans, Italians, Jews, and Hungarians. After the end of the Second World War Trieste was at the center of confrontation between East and West – Winston Churchill proclaimed in his now historic Iron Curtain speech in 1946 that the Iron Curtain in the south of Europe starts in Trieste.
The Gulf of Trieste is the last sea to the east. The Habsburg castle of Miramar, perched upon a cape at the entrance of the city has been the marvelous dwelling of Archduke Maximilian of Austria, Emperor of Mexico who was executed there. His wife went insane with pain – love without a happy ending. James Joyce lived in Trieste, wrote books and taught English at a school. Mark Twain also visited Trieste and used to frequent Trieste’s cafes, rich with the smell of fine coffee. Today they have become refined lounges where you go to read, chat, and play chess. The Opera house is the best example of the city’s liveliness: it has hosted Giuseppe Verdi (named after him), Toscanini, Maria Callas and Herbert von Karajan.
The sites to visit in Trieste are many, beginning with places of worship: the St. Justus Cathedral, the many churches (Catholic, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, the Synagogue) and archaeological remains with the Roman theatre.
We shall make your day with us worthwhile, but keep in mind that most tours from Trieste can be done in Slovenia, either for a Half Day or Full Day.