THE GUIDED TOUR OF TRIESTE
The Trieste walking tour, presented to you by a licensed and experienced guide, is one of the best ways to discover this charming city, an important transport, trade, industrial and cultural center. The tour guide presents the city professionally and entertainingly. During the tour, you get to know the history, architecture and learn about many fascinating legends and stories related to the place.
In Trieste, unlike its neighboring towns, you can feel a strong historical connection with the Habsburg Monarchy.
Trieste is an important trade center since Roman times, and since then it has been the most important route connecting the Balkans with northern Italy. For many centuries, Trieste is also a transport center. In the 18th century, under the reign of the Habsburg Monarchy, Trieste acquired the name of a free port, in the 19th century a railway link between Vienna and Trieste was built, while the city was also named as the second capital city of Austria-Hungary. In addition to trade and transport, Trieste cannot deny the influential artistic soul that attracted many successful artists, including James Joyce, Umberto Sabba, and Italo Svevo.
The Trieste sightseeing takes place on the following points:
- The Audace Pier was built in the 18th century and initially called the San Carlo Pier. The pier is built in front of the Market of the United States and extends far into the sea.
- The united Italy square is unique both in its spaciousness and in the fact that it is one of the few major markets open to the sea on one side. On the square, there is a beautiful fountain of four continents.
- Market Square: the most beautiful example of neoclassical architecture, the Old Stock Exchange, which was built at the beginning of the 19th century, is on the square.
- The Grand Canal and Ponteroso Square: The large channel is located in the middle of the railway station and the United States Square in the very center of the city.
- St. Anthony Square: the square is dominated by the church of St. Anthony. On the eastern side is the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Spiridion, which carries with it an exciting story.
- The Roman theater is located under the hill of St. Justus. It was built somewhere in the 1st or 2nd century BC.
- Church of St. Mary is a 17th-century Baroque church built by the Jesuits. It was built in the beginning of the 17th century and opened in the end of the same century but still unfinished.
In addition to the standard guided tour, the visit can always be adapted to the interests of the group. The walking tour lasts about 90 minutes but can be shortened or extended according to a request. The meeting point with the guide is by arrangement.
Some useful information regarding the guided tour of Trieste:
- Bus parking: buses can park free of charge at Trieste bus station.
- Free time in Trieste can be used for shopping, there are many shops in the center with a wide variety of goods, you can enjoy excellent coffee, take a snack in one of the cafes with a terrace, or you can take a stroll along the seaside and see Trieste from another perspective.
- Museums and other attractions: there are many museums in Trieste where you can stop.
- Public toilets: in Trieste, there are public toilets, but they are not maintained well, so it is recommended that you use toilets in bars.
- Places to combine with Trieste when traveling: Miramare or Devino Castle, Muggia, Lipica stud farm.