Portopiccolo, a private bay in the Gulf of Trieste
Trieste is a unique cultural melting pot, a vibrant city that embraces the Adriatic from its solemn harbor. One of the symbols of Trieste, admirably captured by @il_signor_bombo, is the Canal Grande, a key element of the new urban plan that led to the construction of Borgo Teresiano. It was built in 1754 for the boats to reach the city center and facilitate the unload and load goods. Today it is one of the best attractions of the city in Trieste where you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets.
Today we discover an Unesco Heritage in Friuli Venezia Giulia: Cividale del Friuli. Founded by Giulio Cesare under the name of Forum Iulii, Cividale became seat of the first Lombard duchy in Italy. The city preserves remarkable Lombard evidence recognized by UNESCO in 2011, placing Cividale at the beginning of the Longobard route, an itinerary that allows the discovery of a series of outstanding treasures, right from the border with Friuli Venezia Giulia. Photo Credit: IG @andre.fuccaro
Today we show you a corner of Trieste from which to admire a spectacular view of the city: it is the Sanctuary of Monte Grisa, located at the north of Trieste at the top of Mount Grisa. The sanctuary is characterized by an imposing reinforced concrete structure. The rectangular figure evokes the letter M as a symbol of the Virgin Mary. An unmissable attraction if you are planning a trip to Trieste. Photo Credit: IG @anderj.rebesco
If you are planning a tour during the festive season in Trieste we suggest you to start from Piazza dell'Unità, where you can find the traditional wooden huts (usually, they are erected only along the canal and near the church of Sant’Antonio). Then you can continue through Piazza della Borsa and Piazza Sant’Antonio, featured by stands specialising in gastronomic delicacies, Christmas decorations and home-made crafts. Photo Credits: IG __spanish__
Italy is famous for its coffee; Trieste is the heartland, and chief coffee port in Europe, thanks to a long and well established tradition. The connection between Trieste and coffee began in the mid-1800s when the city became one of the Mediterranean’s key ports. The city is renowned for its iconic ancient coffee shops selling the finest quality coffee. These are the places where the spirit of the city has always found its best cultural expression. Photo Credits: IG @valentina_dezzo
Walking along the footpath outside the Miramare castle you can admire the beauty of Trieste's panoramas. The city enjoys a unique and beautiful natural location as it is surrounded by the Carsic hills and the Adriatic Sea. Fun fact: Did you notice the building on top of the mountain? It is a Roman Catholic Church built at an altitude of 300 meters on the edge of the Karst Plateau and it is called “formaggino” (literally “cheese triangle”) for its particular shape.
Today we discover one of historical fountains of Trieste, The Fontana dei Tritoni. It was built in 1897 by South Tyrolean sculptor Franz Schranz in honor of 50th years of Imperator Francesco Giuseppe and it is located in Piazza Vittorio Veneto. The whole fountain was made of Aurisina stone, an extremely pure and resistant stone and is supported by two giants tritons and a nereid. Amazing! Photo Credits: IG @lartigiano_
Today we discover the Tergesteo palace, one of the most beautiful and innovative buildings of the City located in the Piazza della Borsa, in Trieste. The palace became famous thanks to the Italian poet and writer Italo Svevo who set here the second part of his masterpiece “La coscienza di Zeno”. The building was built between the 1840 and 1842, but in 2009 it was restored, becoming one of the city's most fascinating buildings. Photo Credits: IG @fz_ts
Reaching nearly 68m into the sky, the lighthouse of the Victory is one of the tallest lighthouses in the world. It was originally designed by Arduino Berlam in 1927, and it has two important intents: lighting the Gulf of Trieste and a commemorative function. It was built to commemorate the sailors died during the First World War, in fact the ornamental part is completed by a powerful sculpture of the seaman which it was carried out with 100 tons of stone from Orsera. Photo Credits: IG @micheizzo
The Napoleonic road is a path, 5 km long, where you can admire some beautiful views of the city and the Gulf of Trieste. Five kilometers that connect Opicina with Prosecco, surrounded by greenery and nature, where you can choose between a wide gravel road or narrower pathways in the woods. The street is wide and flat, and it is possible to cross it either on foot or by bicycle. A truly exciting experience! Photo Credits: IG @perfelicious
Portopiccolo is a new eco friendly village born from the redevelopment of a stone cave abandoned since the Seventies in one of the most beautiful stretches of the coast between the castles of Duino and Miramare on the high Adriatic. Despite being recently built, it is already a reality: 460 homes, a luxury hotel, shops and restaurants and a beach club. The scenery leaves you breathless, really amazing! Photo Credits: @bridaritz
The Cathedral of San Giusto, in Trieste, is one of the main symbols of the Christian religion and is very suggestive to visit. The current structure is the result of the unification of two smaller churches, their union results in an extraordinary architectural work. The interior is characterized by five naves that lead to the altar where it is possible to see the precious Byzantine mosaics. Definitely a must for those coming to visit this wonderful city.
According to an ancient legend, all the people who live in Miramare Castle, in Trieste, are haunted by a sad fate. In fact, an unfortunate fate was reserved for its first inhabitants, the Archduke Maximus of Habsburg and his young wife. It must have been their love nest, but in reality, after only four years, Maximilian died in Mexico, involved in an issue related to the Napoleonic wars. Following the death of his wife, the young widow went mad. Photo Credits: IG @jurij_pelc