This sun-soaked seaport is my go-to place for an alternative Italian escape and it isn’t difficult to see why. Glittering coastlines and neoclassical architecture blend effortlessly with a heady mix of cultural influences. Spellbinding doesn’t quite cover it!
As the capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia – one of Italy’s five autonomous regions – Trieste is no shrinking violet and has been one of the country’s most prosperous cities, particularly during the Habsburg period. And today? It’s a bustling hub of culture and business.
Whether wandering the ancient grounds of San Giusto Castle or weaving through Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia, your time in Trieste is sure to captivate. Here are my insider tips to help you plan your own retreat.