TRIESTE

Why Trieste?

Whilst still an unfamiliar sounding name to many, Trieste is a truly remarkable place because of its diverse geography, oscillating between coast and karst, as well as its myriad of cultural influences. Situated on Italy’s most Easterly border, the city’s location lets you to travel to Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, whether it be for beach holidays on the Istrian peninsula or skiing trips in the Carnic Alps. When it comes to aperitivi, the city will spoil you for choice and leaves much to explore without crossing the border. From promenades and castles once fit for a princess, this vivacious student town is sorely underrated. Read on to find out why!

Highlights

"Whilst still an unfamiliar sounding name to many, Trieste is a truly remarkable place, both due to its diverse geography, oscillating between coast and Karst, as well as its myriad cultural influences, from Habsburg to Slavic."
Sophie
Student

Barcola

The seafront is a scene from the 1960’s. Take in the fresh, Adriatic sea air whilst indulging in yet more aperitivo and, of course, gelato on its pebble beaches. Perhaps bring something to sit on, if you’re to avoid a sore bum.

Miramare Castle

Travel by land (bus) or sea (boat) to this beautiful (and beautifully free) maritime castle. Wander aimlessly through its grounds and gardens whilst you spend some time outside of the main city.

Osmiza Verginella in Prosecco

If it’s a day trip you need, look no further than the Osmiza. Found atop the countryside hills, head to these ‘bucolic boozing hotspots’ to sample delicious wine, cheese and cured meats. Click here to find out more.

San Giusto Castle

The year 2020 has really taught us to appreciate our outdoor spaces, and there is a lot to admire at this historic landmark. When the bars are closed, as they often are in winter, trek up with a crate of birra and enjoy a panoramic view of Trieste.

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Accommodation

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Entertainment

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Transport

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Part of the city’s charm is its compact layout, meaning you can make your way around on foot.

When taking a bus to the supermarket or, hopefully, somewhere more exciting, be sure to purchase your bus tickets in the Tabacci (tobacconists) before you get hit with a fine on board. To travel further afield – perhaps to Slovenia, Croatia or to other locations in Italy – Flix buses are the easiest and cheapest option. As for Trenitalia, the national railway, there will be stereotypical delays.

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"Hello! I’m Indi and I’m currently on my year abroad in Italy and France. I’m studying in Turin and working at a literary agency in Paris. I’m happy to talk about anything travel, so let me know if you have any questions - particularly about Italy, France, or what it’s like moving abroad in the middle of a global pandemic!"

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