“Trieste, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, lies between the Adriatic Sea and a karst promontory. A Central European city, it features architecture in a whole variety of styles: from Neoclassical to Baroque and from Liberty to Roman.”
If you would like to go on a day trip to this cultural treasure-house, here are some of the things you can see.
Above all, you must visit the city’s main square, the Piazza Unità d’Italia. Then there is the hill of San Giusto, with the castle and cathedral, the symbol of Trieste. The Borgo Teresiano has mansions in the neoclassical style, while Piazza Ponterosso is the site of a Roman theatre dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Also worth seeing are the Grand Canal and the Faro della Vittoria (Victory Lighthouse), one of the finest in the Adriatic region.
You may like to visit the Risiera di San Sabba, a national monument which was once a rice-husking factory and later served as a concentration camp. The splendid Miramare Castle, 8 km outside Trieste, is a fascinating historical museum. Surrounded by mature gardens, the castle stands above the sea on the Grignano promontory, giving visitors some superb views. Finally, you can book a guided tour of the Grotta Gigante (Giant’s Cave), made from the same limestone which formed the Trieste karst plateau.
You can drive to Trieste from Caorle in about 90 minutes, following the E70.