The Most Complete Guide of Trieste

Described as Italy's most beautifully haunting city, Trieste is famous for its cold Bora wind capable to make you fly like Mary Poppins if no attention is paid.

Part of Italy since 1954, Trieste belong to the Habsburg Monarchy from 1382 until 1918 and was one of its most important cities thanks to its seaport that made Trieste the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after Vienna, Budapest and Prag.

A multicultural city mixed with Balkans, Venetian, Austrian, Greeks and Jews where everyone feels at home. There is everything you are looking for, culture, art, and a lot of tasty food.


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The most complete guide of trieste

Trieste is the capital city of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy.


It is a port town that fills a thin piece of land between the Adriatic coast and Slovenia’s border on the limestone-dominated Karst Plateau.

Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Slovenian characters are all visible in its design, which incorporates an ancient old city and a neoclassical Austrian quarter.

In this Guide, you will find everything you need to plan your perfect trip to Trieste, from what to do in Trieste to what to see in Trieste, what to eat and where.

the most complete guide of trieste
the most complete guide of trieste

Trieste is also the most Mitteleuropean city in Italy, indicating that it looks a bit like Central European cities like Vienna or Prague or Budapest.


But Trieste still has its Italian atmosphere, creating a marvellous mix of cultures and connections. 

In Trieste, you can see the largest square facing the sea in Europe, called

Piazza Unità d’Italia. This square by itself is a great reason to visit Trieste.


This famous square is the essence of the city, the area where people gather and spend time together. Piazza Unita' d'Italia is also the most iconic scene of the city. Astonishing during the day, amazingly romantic at night.

the most complete guide of trieste

What is the Best Time to visit Trieste?

Trieste is beautiful every month of the year. But, if you suffer from cold temperatures, I advise you to avoid winter because it can be freezing cold.


The famous Bora wind can reach speeds of up to 220 kilometres per hour. Not very pleasant if you are planning to spend many hours walking and visiting the city.

Some people and some cars end up in the sea once in a while so be aware of it.

The best period to visit Trieste is from April to November. You can find pleasant temperatures and sunny days. 

If you plan to visit Venice, keep in mind that Trieste is only 2 hours away by train. You can easily add one or two days to visit this splendid city to your itinerary. 

the most complete guide of trieste

Make sure to stay in Trieste for at least one whole day because Trieste is a city where many various influences come together, a town whose history can be "expressed" by enjoying its most excellent classical meals.

In Trieste, you can also find The Università del Caffè headquarters. Where Illy caffè was established and is still based.


Trieste has since been well-established as the world centre of coffee culture. Here, the Master's degree in Coffee Economics and Science Ernesto Illy is held, as are all the courses offered by the Università del Caffè, which often include a tour around the illy plant.



What is the currency in Trieste?

The currency is Euro


What is the language in Trieste?

the primary language spoken is Italian, but in hotels and some bars and restaurants staff speak English.

Can I use credit cards and ATMs in Trieste?

Atm and card payment are available almost everywhere, only in some market stalls cash is required 

What Plugs and Voltage are in Trieste?


The plugs in Italy are Type C, F, and L.


The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz.


I recommend buying a universal adapter 

Is Trieste a safe city?


Trieste, like every Italian city, is pretty safe but like in every tourist area I advise you to carry an antitheft purse or an antitheft backpack

Keep an eye on your belongings, especially while on a local bus.

Apart from pickpockets, Trieste is quite safe both day and night. 

Is Trieste an expensive city?

there are plenty of "trattorie" where to enjoy a delicious meal as locals do at the cost of 10/15 euro with a drink.

Is easy to find Wifi in Trieste?

is available in almost every bar and restaurant and of course in every hotel.

What is the Time Zone in Trieste?

Italy lies in the Central European Time Zone, which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +1).