Trieste offers a landscape made of sea and land, with its gulf touching the city and the southern Carso hills right behind it. The architecture of this city reminds viennese fascinations, but also still maintains Roman influence in the old city, characterized by palaces and monuments in different styles.
How to get there
Trieste is approximately 130 km from Eraclea Mare. Take the A4 highway at Noventa Di Piave towards Trieste.
Things to see…
Trieste is the main city of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region and is located between the sea and the mountains. It offers numerous pieces of evidence to its Roman origins and medieval past on the hill of San Giusto with the Basilica, Castle and Cathedral, (decorated with precious apsidal mosaics). In its recent history, Hapsburg traditions andcosmopolitan style can be seen in the streets in the center of town together with elegant neo-classical and liberty buildings, and the beautiful churches belonging to various religions, such as the Jewish synagogue. Castello di Miramare: this elegant castle with its fairytale atmosphere now houses a museum and is surrounded by a wonderful park. A Natural Marine Reserve, managed by the WWF, has been created along the coast.
Nearby places of interest…
Muggia: this pretty istro-veneto see town, gathered by medieval walls, hosts an interesting children’s theatre festival during the summer months. Grotta Gigante(Sgonico): is the largest cave in the world open to the public. Nearby is “Carsiana”, the botanical gardens where visitors can admire the characteristic Carso vegetation.