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 205,000 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.
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.