Trieste is a vibrant city with a lively cultural scene. Here you will find Romen ruins, castles, churches and interesting museums. Trieste makes a good base for exploring beautiful coastal treasures, such as Castello Miramare, and can serve as a base to explore Slovenia and Croatia. A result of its complex history and its geographical location, the city of Trieste shows a rich cultural and linguistic mixture, making it one of the most interesting cities in Italy. Between the sea and the mountains, it offers many activities for nature lovers. In the city centre, with its large empire style palaces, you will find many bars with terraces overlooking the sea, where you can sample some of the famous wines of the region.
It is ideal for those want to discover a direct contact with the Italian people: Triestines are quietly pleased with their city, eager to explain it and to offer advice to curious visitors. A result of its complex history and its geographical location, the city of Trieste shows a rich cultural and linguistic mixture, making it one of the most interesting cities in Italy.
When to go?
Late spring and summer are the best time to visit Trieste. Although winters are cold, snow and ski lovers may find this a very attractive option: Trieste is in fact very close to some of the best skiing resorts in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria.
There & Around
The Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Airport lies 33 kilometers away from Trieste. It is served by a limited number of flights from different European destinations. Alternatively, you can fly to Venice’s Marco Polo airport, from where you can travel to Trieste by train. We can arrange an airport transfer for you. For further information on things to see and do during your course in Trieste, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Trieste.
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