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!
An Evening Walk in Trieste:
We admired the architecture of the buildings, walked along the seafront, and watched students dive into the Adriatic.
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.
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.
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.
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.