Trieste is a beautifully located city on the Adriatic Sea. Once the principal port of the Habsburg Empire it is now capital of the Italian Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

Trieste has a population of 240,000 and is situated in the northeast of Italy, just two hours from Venice and an hour and a half from the Slovenian capital of Lubljana.

In June the weather should be hot and sunny (25-30 degrees) though the odd shower of rain can also be expected.

Trieste is not on the route of most tourists and, as a result, accommodation and eating out are not expensive.

The best way to reach the city from abroad is through Milan and on to the local airport (Ronchi dei Legionari). There are also regular daily flights to Trieste from Rome, Munich, and London Stansted. A special bus connects the airport and Trieste and costs just Euro 3.10. Tickets must be purchased in advance in the airport. The journey takes about 40 minutes so taxis are not recommended and are, in any case, hard to find and expensive (approximately Euro 50).

It is also convenient to fly to Venice Airport (or Treviso airport which has many low cost connections) and take the train to Trieste. This takes just 2 hours.

Milan-Trieste takes about 5 hours by train.


Also available in English:

In Italian only:

  • Il Comune di Trieste (the site of the municipal administration with all kind of information about the municipality and the city)
  • The Trieste Chamber of Commerce (information of every kind)
  • Trieste Cultura (a very complete site about all the cultural, artistic and sports events of Trieste)
  • Trieste All News (free online newspaper)
  • Trieste Rivista (a sort of online newspaper with articles about art, culture, books, sport...)
  • (some information about the city: events, hotels, jobs, entertainment...)
  • (a free online newspaper with local news and humour. The contributors are mostly young people)
A view from Barcola the little port The Town Hall on the 150th anniversary of the Italian Unity A S-E view from Strada Vicentina, the so-called 'Napoleonica' A S-W view from Monte Spaccato A view of the Boschetto del Ferdinandeo from Monte Spaccato Val Rosandra A view of the Barcola Fountain from Strada Vicentina, the so-called 'Napoleonica'