Slightly isolated from the rest of Italy, the city of Trieste attracts and seduces visitors with its Habsburg architecture, cozy cafes and restaurants and intriguing history.
The haunting city of Trieste has always been in the center of culturally diverse history. Since it was the part of several countries, it’s unofficially called ‘the nowhere place’. Trieste is culturally connected to the Venetians, to the Balkans, to the Greeks, to the Jews, to the Austrians, and to the all who thrived there.
What to visit?
Visit historic sites
When visiting Trieste, historic sites like Casa Polacco, Casa Fonda, Casa Schott, and Casa Junz Calabrese shouldn’t be missed.
Visit Points of interest and gorgeous landmarks
The best way of discovering Trieste is definitely by foot. Take photos at Piazza dell’Unita d’ Italia, and visit Centrale Idrodinamica to discover how the technologies in the past were used, and enjoy in glittering sunset at Molo Audace.
In Trieste, you can find one of the most famous European Outlets called Palmanova where you can buy branded clothes and footwear at low prices.
Book a tour through the Caves of Torri di Slivia
This cave is over 100 meters deep and is one of the most astonishing places in Trieste. We highly recommend you to take a jacket and appropriate footwear cause the cave temperature ranges between 6-9 C degrees.
Take a walk on the seashore
After a busy day spent, walking through Barcola suburb will provide you a real nirvana state of mind. Enjoy the sun, the shore and many cozy and authentic restaurants.
Antico Caffe San Marco
Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 064 1724
This is one of the oldest and most famous Trieste’s cafes. You can have your coffee where Jame Joyce spent a great deal of time! It’s 2 in 1- a cafe and a bookshop, so you can also enjoy reading while ‘coffing’.
Antico Caffe Torinese
Corso Italia 2, 34121, Trieste, Italy
+39 389 654 3611
Antico Café Torinese is our second choice. It’s an amazing gem with cozy and old-fashioned furniture, polite staff, and a wonderful coffee selection.
Osteria di Mare alla Voliga
Via Della Fornace 1, 34131, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 309606
If you’re a lover of seafood, then this is the place where you’ll taste the originally Italian seafood specialties. This Osteria is a pearl of Trieste with a long food preparing tradition and is definitely worth a visit!
Via Luigi Cadorna 23, 34123, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 301377
Trattoria Nerodiseppia is a family restaurant where locals prefer to eat. Valentina’s home cooked Italian food has never left anyone indifferent, so we are pretty sure you’ll be also thrilled with our recommendation.
Chimera di Bacco
Via del Pane 2, 34121, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 364023
After having a tour through the city of Trieste, restaurant Chimera di Bacco may become your delightful spot for the end of the day. Slightly different from our previous two choices, this modern-looking restaurant offers a great option of both traditional and seafood.
Ristorante Le Terrazze
Strada Costiera 22, 34151, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 224 7033
This luxury restaurant with a spectacular sea view, nested high in the cliffs offers you to try unique food creations, good local beer, and regional wines and delicious gelatos. It’s certainly worth a visit ‘cause it will provide you a true food hedonism.