Trieste

Trieste is about 160 km far from the campsite: see route.

 

What to see:

  • The wharf called Molo Audace, built in the ‘700 on the base of a relict, gives your walk towards the sea an even more striking atmosphere
  • Miramare Castle, of the ‘800, is surrounded by a waste park that is characterized by a large variety of plantation, chosen by Massimiliano d’Ausburgo during his travels around the world. The park and the inside of the castle can be visited (in many rooms you can still find furniture and objects of the XIX century)
  • The Acquario Marino, found in the building of Liberty of Pescheria. Holds 25 tubs which show different environments of marine life. You will find mostly Adriatic species but also tropical ones. You can also see penguins and children can touch salamanders and toads
  • San Giusto Castle, fortress museum of the XV century
  • Museo Revoltella – modern Art Gallery, which holds works of De Chirico, De Nittis, Dudovich, Fattori, Fontana, Guttuso, Hayez and others
  • Museum of Risiera di San Sabba, built in 1913 a place where rice is husked – and used during the second world war as prison.

 

Surroundings:

  • The Carso: plateau of geological origin, is a landscape which has to be discovered and which has been the inspiration for many legends. There are many itineraries along the coast or inland. The villages of Carso: Duino, Aurisina, Ceroglie, Malchina, San Pelagio, Sistiana, Slivia, S. Giovanni in Tuba, Villaggio del Pescatore, Precenico, Medeazza, Ternova
  • The mouths of the Timavo, mysterious river which runs underground for many kilometres and reappears at San Giovanni, in the commune of Duino-Aurisina, about two kilometres from where it enters the sea. Leaving behind 87 km of travel out of which more than half on the surface
  • The Rilke path, one of the most striking and accessible itineraries of the Carso, along the path travels a white reef which plunges into the sea
  • The baia Sistiana, for a plunge into the sea and many more beaches
  • The Giant Cave, the biggest touristic cavity of the world in Sgonico town
  • The natural park of Val Rosandra, for rock lovers and rough environments
  • The Postojna caves, in Slovenian territory, the most visited in Europe
  • The Road of Terrano wine, an enogastronomic itinerary which runs through the triestine Carso passing by guest houses and restaurants where you can try out the Terrano, a dry wine which gets it’s unique and original taste from the red earth of the Carso.

 

We suggest:

  • A pause in one of the historic cafés of the city, fascinating places where once literates of the passed and of today loved to meet and work (Svevo, Saba, Joyce).

Here are some of the addresses:

- Caffè Tommaseo, Riva 3 novembre 5

- Caffè degli Specchi, piazza Unità d'Italia 7

- Caffè Tergesteo, piazza della Borsa 5

- Caffè Stella Polare, via Dante 14

- Antico Caffè S.Marco, via Battisti 18a

- Caffè Pirona, largo Barriera Vecchia 12

Find here a map of common cafés.

  • A trip in a tram going to Opicina. Operating since 1902, the electric line connects the centre of the city (Oberdan square) with the habitat of Opicina, in the Carso (348 metres a.s. l.) All along the itinerary there are many panoramic views of the city and of the Golfo di Trieste and from the different stops there are many paths which take you for lovely walks. Very loved by the Triestinis, the tram of Opicina was inspiration for many popular songs. Here you can find all information about timings and fares for the tickets: Trieste Trasporti.
  • We advise you to go and taste one of the Triestine delights in the "osmizze" (outside the city) or, if you are in the centre, at Pepi s’ciavo. Typical Triestine and Carso dishes are: prawns a la busera, the ‘jota’, a soup out of sauerkraut and pork, the "i bigoli co le sardele salade", the “palacinche’, all to be tasted together with the famous Terrano wine.

 

Useful websites: