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3rd-5th August

  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: 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:


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:  (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

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:


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 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.

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


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  
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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