FREE TIME ACTIVITIES 3rd-5th AUGUST
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Fri Aug 3 10:43:54 CEST 2007
A R T & E X H I B I T I O N S
The following website gives details of all museums in Trieste and the
surrounding region: http://www.museifriuliveneziagiulia.it/ and
Revoltella Museum: Mascherini e la Scultura del Suo Secolo ( Mascherini
and the Sculpture of his Century). From 28th July-14th October. A
retrospective exhibition to commemorate Trieste's most famous 20th
century sculptor, on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
Duino Castle: Rainer Maria Rilke " The Poet And His Angels", from 22nd
July to 21st October at Duino Castle, a collection of documents,
photographs (some of which depict the poet himself), manuscripts and a
biography of the poet. Rilke was a guest at Duino Castle in 1912 and
wrote the famous poems " Elegie Duinesi". Most of the quotations and
the texts on exhibition are both in the original German version with
translation in Italian.
Miramare Castle: Visit the painting exhibition of Princess Charlotte of
Belgium ( wife of Archiduke Maximilian of Habsburg) open every day from
9 a.m to 7 p.m.. It is also possible to visit the Castle and the park.
There is a free guided tour of the park every Sunday at 11.30 a.m and
2.30 p.m. You can visit the Old Conservatories Greenhouses ( The
Butterfly garden) and the Marine Park ( with samples of Mediterranean
flora and fauna).
The Sartorio Museum has a special initiative this month: every Tuesday
and Wednesday, the museum will remain open from 8 p.m to midnight.
There are special guided tours within the museum ( ticket costs 3 Euro)
and music performances in the museum's garden: This Friday:"Lucrezio"
by Giuseppe Longo. free entry. Visit the permanent collections on
display (Largo Papa Giovanni XXIII), and the "Histria" exhibition of
restored works of art by Paolo Veneziano and Tiepolo. Open Mon-Fri
10-17, Sat 10-13. Closed Sun and holidays . The Sartorio Museum is
situated in Largo Papa Giovanni XXIII (close to the Stazione Marittima,
you can take Bus 8)
Check for programme: www.triestecultura.it
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
Chamber Music in Miramare Castle: Friday 3rd August at 8.30 p.m: Cymbal
Recital with Alessandra Sagelli, harpssichord. The concert will take
place in the Throne Room.
Classical Music at the Verdi Theatre: The Verdi Orchestra directed by
Paolo Longo: Saturday 4th August at 8.30 p.m , Music by M. De Falla, G.
Faure, J. Adams and A.Copland.
Operetta Music in Piazza Hortis: Sunday 5th August at 8.30 p.m. A
variety of themes and music from the "Grand Eden Tabarin Variety Show"
famous during the years of the First World War.
Rock Summer Festival in Piazza Unita': Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th at 9
p.m. Sunday 5th at 9 p.m Live Concert with the famous Italian band of
the 1960s "New Trolls".
Classical Music in Grado at the Palacongressi on Saturday 4th August:
the Symphony Orchestra of the Friuli Venezia Giulia directed by
Khristopher Franklin performs: "Cantus" by A.Part, Concerto for
pianoforte in la magg N.23 K488 by Mozart and Simphony n.4 in La magg.
Op.90 "Italiana" by Mendelssohn. For more info call : 0432-46468
Trieste on Foot
Every day, there are guided walking tours (in Italian and English) of
Trieste, starting at 16:30. The tour lasts 2 hours and costs 5 Euro
(children under 12 go free). Book your place at the Tourist Bureau
(TURISMO FVG Trieste, in Piazza Unita'). Tel. 040-3478312.
Trieste by Bus
You can take a tour every Saturday at 14.00 in front of the Train
Station in Piazza Liberta. The tour lasts 2 hours (with no guide) and
takes you around the city's main monuments and sights. There is a 30
minutes stop at the San Giusto Castle. For more information call
Consorzio Promotrieste, tel: 040305308. you can get buy your ticket at
the Eurostar office in the Train Station.Ticket costs 5 Euros for
adults and is free for children under 10.
Trieste by Boat to Muggia
You can travel from the Molo Pescheria to Muggia and visit the
Istro-Venetian fishing village. Take advantage to admire Trieste from
the sea. See the following web site for timetables and prices:
Have a look at Muggia on: http://www.muggia.info/. (You can also take
bus 20 from the Train Station all the way to the center of Muggia.)
Visit Trieste's Jewish Quarter: There is a bilingual tour in English
and Italian. Meeting Point in Piazza Unita' on Sunday at 10 a.m and
visit the Jewish ghetto, the Jewish museum, the Library and Synagogue.
(The tour lasts approx. 3 hours.) For more infor call Key Tre Viaggi :
0406726726 or website www.keytreviaggi.com
Free Bus Trip to Duino Castle !
Promoted by the Federation of Craftsmen Transports and the Fondazione
CRTrieste: Departure by bus only on Saturdays from the main square in
front of the Stazione Marittima at 9.30 (be there at 9.20 a.m) and
returning at 1 p.m. To get there take bus 8 from the Train Station. At
the Castle ticket office please show your ICTP badge in order to have
a reduction for entry.
Duino castle is without doubt among one of the most attractive castles
in Europe and is still the official residence of the Torre e Tasso
royal family. It was recently opened up to the public for the first
time. From its cliff top location it overlooks a small fishing village
and is surrounded by extensive gardens. Inside, you can see the
furnishings, pictures, books and mementoes collected over centuries.
Opening hours: 09:30 to 17:30. Closed Tuesday. To arrange a guided
tour telephone: 040 208120. For more info:
N A T U R E
Carsiana Botanical Garden
The local Carsiana botanical garden, offers visitors a beautiful
selection of the typical local fauna, to be found among the vegetation
in Carso (karst)., the opening hours will be Tue-Fri 10-13, Sat, Sun
and public holidays 10-13 and 15-19- closed on Mondays. Guided tours
take place at 16:00 and 17:00 on both Saturday and Sunday. Take Bus 42
from Piazza Oberdan up to Prosecco and the Bus 46 to Sgonico. For more
information: website www.carsiana.eu or or call:040-229573.
Hiking in Val Rosandra
The Val Rosandra Valley encloses a remarkable natural environment and a
walk through its paths, and by the stream and natural ponds, surrounded
by typical carsic vegetation is worth it, provided you have a good
supply of water with you as it can be very hot this season. Make sure
you have good sneakers on.
Walk along colour-marked footpaths, each marked by CAI (Italian Alpine
Club), ranging from very easy paths to others that require a certain
ability. There are easily accessible caves for speleology and
archaeology lovers. You can reach the Valley by taking Bus 40 from the
Central Train Station in Trieste and get off in Bagnoli della Rosandra.
The excursion may last around 3 hours.
The Grotta Gigante or Giant Cave
The cave is considered the largest tourist cave in the world. It is
situated on the Triestine Karst (Carso), half an hour from the city
center. An exclusive feature of the cave is the horizontal pendulum,
constructed by university researchers in order to calculate the
slightest movements of the earth's crust. You can easily get there by
bus 42 from the Central Train Station in Trieste and get off at Borgo
Grotta-Sgonico.Visiting hours from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Entrance ticket:
Euro 8,50/person or Euro 4,50/person for a group of 15.
PANORAMIC ROUTE, MOSTLY OVERLOOKING THE SEA: "LA NAPOLEONICA".
Take the Tram to Opicina from Piazza Oberdan or take bus 4 to the
"Obelisco" and go walking or jogging on the Napoleonica ( Napoleon's
path) , at the end you will find a parking area and at this point if
you wish , you can take path number 12 (marked by C.A.I - Italian
Alpinr Club) and reach the Temple of Monte Grisa, return to Opicina
through the Via Crucis path (number 12) and finally return to the
Obelisk and take the bus back to the city. (approx 2 hours for the
whole tour, 1 hour only for "Napoleon's" path) .
There are a number of interesting bike tours with different itineraries
( From the Carso Plateau to the Sea or " The First Great War" or " the
dissapearing river"). You can rent a mountain-bike by calling 0039
3474400895. For more information check the website www.promotrieste
HAVE SOME FUN:
There is a Bowling Center in Duino at "the Ristorante Pizzeria Bowling
Duino" open daily and at night. There are also 4 new swimming pools in
the restaurant's garden (open from 9 am to 7 pm). The restaurant serves
good pizzas and grilled meats too!! Check website www.bowlingduino.it
or call: 040208362
Flea Market and Live Music in Sistiana.
Beach area "La Caravella", every Friday from 18.00 to 23.00 stroll
around the stands and spend a nice evening near the seaport.There are a
variety of bars and discos in the open air. Daytime bus 51 to Sistiana
town and bus 73 down to Sistiana Bay. On Saturday, there is a special
night bus from Piazza Oberdan to Sistiana leaving at the following
hours: 22.30- 23.30- 23.45 and returning to Trieste at 0.45- 2.20- 2.50
-4.05. The bus is free but has no intermediate stops between Sistiana
and Piazza Oberdan. ( You can try your luck and ask the driver to stop
before the Grignano tunnels).
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