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10 Beautiful Places to Visit in Trieste

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10 Beautiful Places to Visit in Trieste
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Saint Just Hill

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See with your own eyes what remained of the ancient and medieval city of Tergeste, now Trieste, which the Romans founded. Columns in different sizes are littered everywhere. But because the hill overlooks the Adriatic, you will find something beautiful to see in and beyond the hill. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

Castello di Miramare

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Built for the Archduke Maximilian of Austria and his wife Charlotte, this white palace that sits near the sea is like something out of a fairytale book. Its interior is just as luxurious as its exterior and a tour in its gardens, now a protected park, is a must. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

Grotta Gigante

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Going underground has never been more fascinating than in Grotta Gigante. Listed as the world’s largest tourist cave by the Guinness Book of Records, it is home to stalactites and stalagmites in different colors and shapes. Be sure to dress warm during your guided tour as the temperature rarely goes above 55 degrees. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

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Canale Grande

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This is the perfect venue for a leisurely stroll or alfresco dining to one of the many cafés that line the walkways. It has a long harbor in the middle, and beautifully maintained buildings that line around it, including the Serbian Orthodox church of San Spiridione and the Neoclassical church of Sant’Antonio. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

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Teatro Romano

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This Roman Theater is one of the most iconic landmarks that was built in the 1st century AD when the Romans were still developing Tergeste. It is made mostly of stone and uses the slope of San Giusto hill for its base. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

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The Austrian Quarter

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This is where you will find what the Austrians left behind during its Austrian-Hungarian dominion. Palaces that resemble Vienna, a majestic piazza, and buildings built in Art Nouveau, Baroque, Eclectic, and Neoclassical architectural styles. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

San Giusto – Cathedral and Castle

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At the top of the San Giusto Hill stands the Castello di San Giusto that was built by the Habsburgs between the 15th and 17th centuries. Not far from it is the Cattedrale di San Giusto, a 14th-century church that was formed by putting together two churches that date back from the 6th and 11th centuries. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

Città Vecchia

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Trieste’s Old Town is quite extensive and is known for its many narrow and crooked streets and the typical medieval houses that line alongside them. It’s so easy to get lost in here, but you wouldn’t mind one bit. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia

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This is the largest square in the city’s older part. It faces the harbor and flanked by the Palazzo del Governo and the Palazzo of Lloyd Triestino on the north and south side. The City Hall (Palazzo del Municipio) stands on the east side of the square. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!

Harbor

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Trieste is one of a few places in the world where the view of the waterfront is beyond beautiful. The Adriatic Sea is its stage, while the city is the giant amphitheater. Look from one side to another and you will see the old port of Punta Franco Vecchio, Canale Grande, Punta Franco Nuovo, and many other iconic landmarks.