Trieste and the Karst botanical gardens
12 April 2024
Trieste and the Karst botanical gardens
12 April 2024

TRIESTE IN BRIEF: PERFECT LOW-COST ITINERARY TO DISCOVER THE CITY CENTER IN A FEW HOURS

You’ve booked into a hostel to attend a work or study engagement in Trieste and have a few hours before you have to leave: here’s what to see in a short time and on a low budget in the so called “little Vienna by the sea”

The first destination is Molo Audace.

Exit Hotello, take Valdirivo Street and turn immediately right toward “le rive.” Leave Ponte Rosso on your left, cross the street and walk along the pier until you reach the compass rose at its end, more than 200 meters from the shore: the view from the Karst to the old town is impressive.

Cost: free 

 

Piazza Unità d’Italia spreads out over the sea, enclosed by the Art Nouveau buildings of Assicurazioni Generali, Lloyd Triestino and City Hall: the city’s elegant parlor, it is the “big square” for the people of Trieste. 

Cost: free 

 

Cavana, the old fishermen’s and sailors’ district leads to the garden that occupies the heart of Hortis Square for almost 2100 square meters, where to meet fine trees of exotic origin such as ginko, magnolia, hackberry and plane tree. 

Cost to read, rest or look around from one of the benches: free.

 

Go up Duca D’aosta Street, cross Largo Papa Giovanni and continue along University Street until you find the alley called Ascent to the Promontory. 

The Bora Museum, the Magazzino dei Venti, is a curious space by the founders’ definition, created all around the wind that whips Trieste. Admission is free with a free offer. You can book your visit here.

 

Take Via di Cavana again, keep going straight ahead until the intersection with Via Venezian and immediately take a right turn Via delle Mura. Go up the alley to the Androna degli Orti: Riccardo’s Arch is described by some historical sources as one of Trieste’s gates; according to other traditions it marked the access to the shrine of Magna Mater, the ancient goddess of Nature. 

You only pay if, in order to observe the archaeological site, you sit at a small table in one of the bars in Barbacan Square and have an aperitif.

 

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