A border city boasting a rich historical heritage, Trieste is perfect for exploring. With an eclectic spirit, it is brimming with influences gathered over time. To capture and appreciate the spirit of Trieste, take one of our walking tours and let its emblematic monuments reveal the city in its best light. Discover the Piazza Unità d’Italia, Europe’s largest open square, the Fountain of the Four Continents, a monumental sculpture dating back to the 18th century, and the Palazzo Carciotti with its imposing Greek-columned architecture. You can enjoy a stunning view overlooking Trieste from the Victory Lighthouse, which rises 230 feet above the sea.
As you drive along the coastal road, appreciating the incredible panorama, the Miramare Castle will immediately catch your eye as you arrive in Trieste. This majestic castle was built by the Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of the House of Habsburg, who was captivated by the view looking out over the small bay. He lived here with his wife Charlotte of Belgium for about four years. Overlooking the sea, the castle is surrounded by immense luxurious gardens full of rare and exotic species of trees collected by the Archduke himself. During your unforgettable visit, you’ll be able to explore this incredible example of a 19th-century aristocratic residence. With its original furniture preserved, you can appreciate all of its pomp as well as its unique esthetics.
Nestled in Northeastern Italy, near the Slovenian border, the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia is proud of its deep-rooted wine-making tradition. Traditionally specializing in the production of white wine, the region cultivates a large variety of grapes that differ from one locale to the next. The area surrounding Trieste is filled with rocky limestone terrain, called Karst. Benefiting from the sea breeze and the bora wind, it produces a variety of unique wines, such as Vitovska. By visiting a local wine cellar and taking part in a tasting, you’ll get to fully experience the soul, taste, and authenticity of Trieste.