This is one of the largest and certainly most beautiful squares facing the sea in Europe, in the very heart of the city. Looking at the sea, on your right you will find Palazzo Modello, Casa Stratti and Palazzo del Governo. On your left, you will see Palazzo Pitteri and Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino. It is an absolute must to stop and sit in one of the old cafés lining the square.
The cathedral´s main feature is a large 14th-century Gothic rose window and central location. There are three entrance portals, decorated with Roman material. To the side stands the 14th-century bell tower built in large blocks and decorated with a Romanesque style border and Gothic relief work depicting San Giusto, the city’s patron Saint.
In 1855, the Archduke Massimiliano of Hapsburgs built this palace and lived here with his wife Carlotta del Belgio, until 1864. Though beautiful, this castle holds a tormented story behind it: Massimiliano was killed in Mexico in 1867, and Charlotte died insane in a Belgian castle, sixty years later. The Duke of Aosta, who lived there some sixty years later, died in Africa during World War II.
At the end of the Rilke path, you will find the Castello Vecchio (10th-11th century), which survives today as the ruins of a tower and an arch. The Castello Nuovo is today a group of buildings of different ages, with a central courtyard and surrounded by a beautiful park.
Al Barattolo is located close to the Canal Grande, and offers any type of pizza your heart desires, as well as meat, fish and traditional Italian starters such as gnocchi, pasta and lasagna. To heighten the experience further, they have an extensive wine list, with wine from various Italian regions.
This ice cream is made of natural ingredients and high quality products, there are no short cuts when it comes to making the best Italian ice cream. Even if you are not a big fan of ice cream, you will surely find something here to satisfy your sweet tooth, such as pie, cannoli and cookies.
If you like a good bargain you can visit the Palmanova Outlet Village, a shopping experience that attracts people not only people from Italy but also people from the neighboring countries. Here you can find items sold up to 70% on the regular retail price. You can find the outlet outside Palmanova.
The Trieste Airport (The Aeroporto Friuli Venezia Giulia) is located about 33 kilometres from the Trieste city centre. There is a bus connection to the city centre leaving from outside the Terminal building. This is operated by APT Gorizia. The journey time is 50 minutes and tickets can be purchased at city bus/coach stations, at the airport in the Arrivals Hall, or with an automatic machine for self-ticketing at the Post Office. Updated schedules and fares are available on the internet site. www.aptgorizia.it +39 0481 593511 Taxies are available outside the Arrivals Hall from 8 am to 12 am.