Trieste: Exploring the City

Admire Trieste and its breathtaking surroundings from above by following the scenic trail along the Strada Vicentina (Strada Napoleonica).

And then, walk some more to explore this city along the Adriatic Sea. Go ahead, it’s the best way to discover Trieste!

 

Rooftops. Trieste, Italy

Rooftops. Trieste, Italy

An Evening Walk in Trieste:

Our evening stroll through the city took us to Piazza San Giovanni, Piazza Sant’Antonio, and the beautiful Serbian Orthodox church of San Spiridione.
The picturesque Canal Grande was buzzing with activity. We ambled through the market along the canal and bought ‘fruit bread’ from Austria, a delicious treat for our growling stomachs. We then proceeded along the seaside to the pier Molo Audace, a lovely spot to gaze out at the sea. With gelatos in hand! 🙂

Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Nuovo. Trieste, Italy

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  Chiesa di Sant&#8217;Antonio Nuovo. Trieste, Italy
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The Church of San Spiridione. Trieste, Italy

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  The Church of San Spiridione. Trieste, Italy
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The Canal Grande. Trieste, Italy

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  The Canal Grande. Trieste, Italy
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Our next halt was at the magnificent Piazza Unita d’Italia. This piazza that opens out to the sea is surrounded by many beautiful buildings. Junior would have loved to play in the vast square but he was tired after our long walk along the Strada Vicentina earlier that day.

 

We admired the architecture of the buildings, walked along the seafront, and watched students dive into the Adriatic.

 

The beautiful seafront. Trieste, Italy

The beautiful seafront. Trieste, Italy

Piazza Unità d'Italia. Trieste, Italy

Piazza Unità d’Italia. Trieste, Italy

The waterfront from Piazza Unità d'Italia. Trieste, Italy

The waterfront from Piazza Unità d’Italia. Trieste, Italy

 

From the modern to the ancient. On to the Via del Teatro Romano and the ruins of the Teatro Romano (Roman Theater). The theater, dating back to the 1st and 2nd century AD, lies at the foot of the San Giusto hill. Junior was delighted to see a cat in the vicinity and suddenly, his fatigue disappeared. The ‘miaow’ conversation was animated and quite hilarious to the onlookers.

 

Teatro Romano (Roman Theater). Trieste, Italy

Teatro Romano (Roman Theater). Trieste, Italy

MIAOW! Trieste, Italy

MIAOW! Trieste, Italy

A Morning Walk in Trieste:

On a bright sunny morning, we passed Piazza Goldoni and climbed the Scala dei Giganti, pausing often to smell the flowers, share a joke, look back at the rooftops of Trieste. Atop the hill, we crossed the drawbridge to enter the Castello di San Giusto (San Giusto Castle).

Junior was drawn to the cannons while we were impressed by the statues of Michez and Jachez who sound the hour.

The castle, built primarily of stone, offers splendid views of the numerous hills around Trieste, the shimmering blue Gulf of Trieste, and the lovely red rooftops of the city. We thoroughly enjoyed walking across the huge courtyard and on the ramparts, peering through the gaps in the walls, counting the hills in the distance, and gazing at the sailboats.

 

Climbing the Scala dei Giganti. Trieste, Italy

Climbing the Scala dei Giganti. Trieste, Italy

Up! Scala dei Giganti, Trieste, Italy

Up! Scala dei Giganti, Trieste, Italy

Michez and Jachez. San Giusto Castle, Trieste, Italy

Michez and Jachez. San Giusto Castle, Trieste, Italy

San Giusto Castle. Trieste, Italy

San Giusto Castle. Trieste, Italy

San Giusto Castle. Trieste, Italy

San Giusto Castle. Trieste, Italy

After a brief visit to the Cattedrale di San Giusto (San Giusto Cathedral) across the castle, we headed to Parco della Rimembranza. Junior loved the play area in the vicinity.

 

Cathedral of San Giusto. Trieste, Italy

Cathedral of San Giusto. Trieste, Italy

It was time to bid farewell to Trieste after an enjoyable weekend.

If you visit Trieste, put on your comfortable walking shoes, step out, and discover the charms of this beautiful city.


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