No matter how many times visitors have explored Trieste before, it always retains its alluring charm. This gorgeous seaside town, capital of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, is home to some of the most prestigious palaces, breath-taking public squares and magnificent monuments in north-eastern Italy. The perfect getaway for those looking to enjoy a seaside escape on the Gulf of Trieste, visitors will be able to enjoy an eclectic mix of cultures with a stay here. For those planning on taking the train to Trieste, the arrival point will be Trieste Centrale in the north-eastern part of the city centre. Trenitalia operates most of the services between several important cities across Italy and Trieste, with the train from Rome to Trieste taking approximately 3h50mins.
Upon arrival, having caught the train to Trieste, visitors should hop off and enjoy a 10-minute stroll toward the main square of the city, Piazza Unità d’Italia, which is surrounded by quaint bistros and elegant buildings. A hub of city life, this square is just a 2-minute walk from some of the finest attractions around, including the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, which is an important place of international opera, not to mention the cathedral — Cattedrale di San Giusto. It's this main square of Trieste, the Piazza Unita d'Italia, that truly shows this city at its best. From here, visitors be able to gaze over the Bay of Trieste from Molo Audace, a bridge and engineering marvel. Another essential stop on any walking tour of this majestic city is the Faro della Vittoria (Victory Light, also known as Victory Lighthouse). To reach this sensational stop on a walk through this spectacular seaport, visitors should head north along Viale Miramare for 30 minutes.
Savouring the coastal view, why not also stop and savour a glass of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia wine? Alternatively, take a longer break to savour the delicious culinary delights of this seaside hotspot. For those who are keen to explore more of the coastal offerings of Viale Miramare, the route from here should head north. Alternatively, travellers can cut inland in an easterly direction to indulge in a spot of shopping in the districts of Barcola or Sottomonte. Looking to unwind after a long day shopping or exploring? Visitors can retreat to the Parco di Villa Giulia. This sprawling green space is the perfect spot for a little relaxation, but it does involve a 45-minute walk from the main square.