Steeped in history, Trieste is a cosmopolitan city nestled in the northeast corner of Italy at the crossroads of Western, Eastern and Southern European cultures.
The city s location on the Gulf of Trieste has played a major role in its heritage. It boasts ancient architecture, excellent museums and open-air plazas that reflect many cultural influences, including Roman, Italian, Slavic and Austro-Hungarian.
When you fly to Trieste, stroll through the botanical garden, attend performances in the Politeama Rossetti and visit museums dedicated to art and natural history.
Notable landmarks include the 19th-century Miramare Castle and the 14th-century St. Justus Cathedral. The Old Town is the setting for the remains of a Roman amphitheater and the Arco di Riccardo. The Austrian Quarter is home to the Piazza Unita d Italia.
Trieste-Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS) is located approximately 25 miles northwest of the city. You can reach the Trieste by the A4/E70 motorway, taxi or bus service.
Average summer highs in Trieste hover near 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter lows reach 40 degrees. While the city has more than 2,100 hours of sunshine each year, weather patterns can change quickly due to Trieste s mountainous seaside location.
Remember to pack warm clothes when attending celebrations such as the Trieste Film Festival and the International Operetta Festival.
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