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The best things to see in Trieste: Piazza Unità d'Italia, Miramare Castle, Roman Theater, San Giusto Castle.

Piazza Unità d'Italia

This beautiful square was once called Piazza San Pietro, Piazza Grande, which later became Piazza Unità d'Italia when the city returned to Italy in 1955. Here you can see the Town Hall building, the Model building, the Trieste Lloyd building and the Fountain of the Four Continents where the four allegorical statues represent the world with its distinctive physiognomic features (Europe, Asia, America and Africa).

Even more beautiful is the square in the evening, with the lights that make the historic buildings even more fascinating. Big concerts like that one have often been held here from Iron Maiden, Santana, Mika and Bob Sinclair just to name a few..

Finally, in front of the square is the Molo Audace which takes its name from the first ship that managed to enter the port of Trieste after the end of the First World War and the annexation to Italy.

Miramare Castle

The castle of Miramare, inspired by the Spanish castles, is among the most beautiful castles in Italy, thanks also to its seafront position, capable of offering breathtaking sunsets.

It was built together with its park between 1856 and 1860 as a residence for Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg, later Emperor of Mexico, and his wife Charlotte of Belgium.

The interior of the castle consists of over 20 rooms where the most particular are Massimiliano's rooms, including the bedroom furnished like a cabin on a ship, and the " Throne Room". Do you think that this was the famous castle of Princess Sissi!

The more you visit this castle, the more you fall in love, both with the sun and with the sunset or with the rain, it never ceases to amaze! Here too there is no shortage of legends, i.e. that whoever dwells in this place will die prematurely and violently.

Some characters who have lived here over time are an example, but we don't want to spoil anything! XD

🎫 Ticket cost + exhibition €12. Open every day from 9 to 19

Roman Theater of Trieste

The Roman Theater dates back to the 1st-2nd century. AD and could accommodate up to 3,500 spectators.

Its peculiarity is the construction almost entirely in masonry, with the exception of the stage which according to the experts must have been in wood.

It was built just outside the ancient Tergeste (Roman Trieste) by placing it on the side of a natural hill where it would have arisen centuries later the Cathedral of San Giusto. This construction technique, typical of Greek theatres, was rather unusual in the Roman context where buildings of this type were generally supported by artificial arches.

It was initially identified in 1814 by Pietro Nobile but was brought to light only in 1938 following the great demolition and urban redevelopment works that demolished the medieval houses.

It can only be admired externally as entry is prohibited, but it is also worth it because it is not far from the main square.

Castle of San Giusto

On the summit of the hill overlooking Trieste stands this castle which later became the symbol of the city. The true story tells that the building of San Giusto was forced by the perennial wars between Trieste, Venice, and Austria, where the city needed a fortress where an Imperial Captain could effectively control the city village.

The entire structure was built at the time at the expense of the citizens of Trieste!

🎫 The cost of the ticket is €5

🕍 Other places you can visit are:

- Borgo Teresiano with the canal and the colored boats, a typical image that portrays Trieste

- Grotta Gigante was created 10 million years ago, discovered by chance in 1890

- Victory Lighthouse, full of symbols and very useful navigation tools in the Adriatic

- Risiera di San Sabbia was used for husking rice but was transformed by the Nazis into a prison camp for the elimination of prisoners, politicians, partisans, and Jews

🍷 What to eat:

- Jota, a typical dish consisting of a soup of sauerkraut, potatoes, beans and pork

- Minestra de bobici, with pork, corn, and beans

- Bread gnocchi, made with stale bread, milk, and spices, flavored with spek or ham

The most famous restaurants where you can eat these dishes together with main courses such as Gulasch, Ćevapčići and Potatoes in a pan we can recommend Buffet Da Pepi where they make the best meat with mustard and horseradish (sauce or horseradish flakes), Antico Spazzacamino, Osteria de Scarpon and Trattoria Da Giovanni

Have a nice weekend!!

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