Trieste is a city and port in north-east Italy, on the border of Slovenia. It is a modern, lively city which enjoys a prominent location on a hillside surrounded by rugged countryside and a beautiful coastline. Most typical of Trieste are its turn-of-the-century cafés that, like Vienna's coffeehouses, are popular as social and cultural centers. In fact, the city is regarded as one of the most famous coffee towns in the world.
The vast Piazza Unità d'Italia is a popular meeting place, with sidewalk cafés and a number of buildings of architectural interest. Among Trieste's highlights are the Cathedral of San Giusto, containing beautiful Byzantine mosaics and medieval frescoes. At the Piazza della Borsa stands the neoclassical former stock exchange, which serves now as the Chamber of Commerce. Crowning the hilltop is the Castello de San Giusto, built by the Venetians in the 15th century and enlarged by the Hapsburgs to its present size. Today it houses a museum with excellent exhibits of weaponry, armor, furniture and tapestries.
Things to See & Do
* San Giusto - Cathedral and Castle
* Piazza della Borsa
* The Miramare Castle
* Views from Prosecco
* Roman Theatre
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - Italian
Land Area - 84 km²
Population - 210,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - 39
Port Location - The port of Trieste is located on the outskirts of the city.
Travel Links - Trieste is served by the nearby Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, located at Ronchi near Monfalcone at the head of the Gulf of Trieste. Both national and international flights are available.
There are daily buses to Koper/Capodistria and Piran/Pirano in [[Slovenia], Pula/Pola, to Rijeka/Fiume in Croatia, and to Sezana in Slovenia. Local routes include Udine, Grado, San Candido/Innichen.
Passenger rail service to Trieste now largely consists largely of trains to Venice, which make connection with services to Rome and Milan at Mestre, with a few through trains to Rome and Milan.