Trieste is definitely known for Bora and Piazza unification of Italy, the largest square in Europe. Although close to the border is not a classic tourist destination and yet it is full of many charms, not least the sea. We Yamgu offer you this journey through the things to do in Trieste.
Our journey through the city of Trieste can only start from one of the most beautiful and fascinating squares of all Italy. It is Piazza Unità d'Italia, a place that, as the troubled history of Trieste, has changed several names over the years, and something very particular, is a great size square overlooking the sea. Great right? The square is the scene of the beautiful Fountain of the Four Continents, so called because it depicts precisely the continents as they were known in the period of its realization (in the middle of about 1700): Europe, Africa, Asia and America.
You can not miss the square's many historic buildings such as the Town Hall, Palazzo Modello, Stratti Palace and the Palace of the Region. In front of the square lies the sea Molo Audace, named after the first ship that following the First World War managed to land on the important port of Trieste. Non forget to take a walk along the pier of Trieste! It is one of the most beautiful and photographic panormamici points of the city. Pictures at sunrise and sunset from here will not disappoint! Small curiosity: the dock there is a compass rose in bronze made by the fusion of an ancient sunken ship Austrian right by a ship of the Italian Navy! Always here on the lot do not forget to take another very typical picture, the one with the statue of two busy seamstresses to sew.
Not far from Piazza unification of Italy, in an elevated position, you find the Cathedral San Giusto! The current appearance of the church is caused by the unification of the two pre-existing churches of Santa Maria and the one dedicated to the martyr San Giusto, which were incorporated under one roof by Bishop Rodolfo Pedrazzani between the years 1302 and 1320 to give the city an imposing cathedral .
Fortunately Trieste is easy to visit because the most important areas to visit are within the center. The city is divided into districts and the main, and most plants are: The Banks, San Giusto, Stari Grad, and the Borgo Teresiano where you can find the beautiful Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Spyridon. Situated next to Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia you will find Piazza della Borsa, where is the beautiful Palace of the Chamber of Commerce and the statue of Leopold I. If you do not know well Trieste will be strange for you to know who owns, like Venice, its Grand Canal! Initially the channel was longer than what it looks like right now: lapped at the Church of St. Anthony until he was not buried the final piece of the canal in 1934, thus achieving Piazza Sant'Antonio. The canal overlooking the Gopcevich Palace, home of the Theatrical Museum Carlo Schmidl. Trieste is filled with countless museums of great historical and cultural interest. The Gallery of Modern Art of the Revoltella Museum, the Joyce Museum, the Museum of Oriental Art, only among the most important!
If you still want to breathtaking views, as well as that of Piazza Uniità of Italy overlooking the sea, then an inevitable path, albeit outside the center, is the Miramare Castle. The Miramare Castle, former residence of the Hapsburg Court, is in a strategic position on the sea where you can admire the entire Gulf of Trieste. The castle is surrounded by a large park of about 22 hectares characterized by a great variety of plants, many of which are chosen by the archduke in his travels around the world, who performed as admiral of the Austrian Navy. The typical walk in Trieste is the one that goes from the promenade of Barcola up to the Castle.
Just before Barcola, on the coast, more precisely on the Poggio di Gretta, do not miss the Victory Lighthouse. Today, a typical picture of the Lighthouse is the one that shows him among thousands of sailing boats at the Barcolana, the historic international sailing regatta that is held every year in the Gulf of Trieste on the second Sunday of October. It is known as one of the most crowded regatta in the world with nearly two thousand boats to race!
A separate discussion deserve the nuerosi places that have been frame of the Great War. A real raw historical path of Trieste history has the need to go to the Rice Mill of San Sabba. The building was a Nazi concentration camp used for transit, detention and the elimination of a large number of captives, mainly politicians and Jews. In addition to the prisoners destined to be killed or deported for political or racial reasons, there also were imprisoned civilians caught in raids or for forced labor. Trieste is also completely anti-aircraft crossed by underground tunnels, which were used during the Second World War, so to be called for this reason Kleine Berlin, small Berlin. The complex of the Kleine Berlin is open to the public.