Get the most out of this amazing city with a walking tour
Trieste is special and unique. Located at the north end of the Adriatic sea and surrounded by the Karst tableland it has always been at the center of important trading routes and consequently a meeting point of different cultures, languages, religions. It was ruled by the Austrian for over 500 years but still retains its Mediterranean flair.
We will explore this beautiful city from its Roman origins on the top of the hill, passing through the medieval part to reach the "città nuova" or "borgo Teresiano" the new town whose construction started in the 18th century, when Trieste became an important seaport and emporium for the Austrian empire. Among elegant buildings, places of worship of different religious communities and stylish bars and cafes we will reach Piazza Unità d'Italia, the biggest European square facing the sea and certainly one of the most beautiful in Italy.
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We'll walk up to the top of the hill of San Giusto to see the origins of Trieste: the Roman ruins, the precious cathedral and the castle. As an option, we could also take a walk along the castle's ramparts to enjoy a stunning view of the whole city. (if you don't want to walk uphill, I can arrange a taxi to drive to the top of the hill, all the rest will be a walking tour).
Walking down the hillsides we will get to know the Medieval Trieste that was once surrounded by walls and towers, we'll pass the Roman theatre, go through the Jewish ghetto, Piazza della Borsa and then reach the Borgo Teresiano strolling along the Grand Canal. On our way, we will encounter the Serbian and Greek Orthodox churches as well as very nice cafes and bars, where we can stop for a drink or a snack.
You cannot leave Trieste without taking a stroll on the Audace Pier just before ending our tour in the city's front parlor, Piazza Unità d'Italia, the best place to enjoy the city's vibrant atmosphere.
The itinerary is flexible
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
Duration and itinerary can be varied according to your requests.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euro - coffee, souvenirs, snacks or light lunch
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Simonetta provided us with an exceptional tour. Simonetta spoke good English, was very interesting and friendly. She adapted the afternoon to give us what we wanted:- e.g. taking taxi to the top of hill, visiting an authentic espresso cafe, vising interesting streets which are off the tourist track. I now wish we'd spent three days in Trieste with a day trip to Venice rather than the other way round (which we did). Simonetta shows us a lot of good things in Trieste. Thank you so much again Simonetta!