Free Time Activities 10th-12th August
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Fri Aug 10 11:16:26 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 (same price) in the museum's garden every
Tuesday and Wednesday. 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's Throne Room.: Friday 10th August at
8.30 p.m: Voice Recital: Cinzia Patricia Correa de Olivera, soprano.
Reana de Luca, pianoforte.
Jazz Programme in Piazza Hortis
Friday 10th August: Jure Pukl and the "Jazzon Ensemble" from Slovenia
and the "Baritone Orchestra" from Austria, at 9 p.m
Sunday 12th: Mike Sponza and Vincent Williams, soul music from
America's best 60s and 70s music at 9 p.m. Bus 8.
Music Festival in Piazza Unita': Friday 10th: Musical-Operetta "Oz &
Oz" by the Accademia Internazionale Artinscena and La Melarancia
theatre company. The musical draws inspiration from the "Magical wizard
of Oz" musical. The show starts at 9.30 p.m
Saturday 11th: Italian pop music live with " Formula 3" band, a revival
of Lucio Battisti's songs and music ( Italian pop singer of the 70s and
80s), 9 p.m.
Sunday 12th: International Tango festival with the "A.M. Buenos Aires"
music and dance company at 9 p.m.
Country Music in Muggia: live concert with the "Big Wheels Band"
performing at 8.30 p.m - seafront promenade.
"Luci e Suoni" at Duino Castle: Friday 10th, A Sounds and Lights show
tells the love story between the poet Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salome' at
9 p.m on the Castle's premises, (ticket 10 euro).
At the Foresteria of the United World College in Duino on Friday 10th:
Musical entertainment (magicians show and belly dancing) with wine
tasting ( more than 20 local wine producers) and food tasting (squids,
ham and cheeses), from 6 p.m-9 p.m and from 10.30 p.m to midnight
organized by Associazione Mila and "Calici alle Stelle 2007".
"Heliossea 2007 Sonora Lux" Sunday 12th at 5 a.m: This is a special
concert at dawn in the Carso area at the Azienda Agricola Vidali in
Basovizza. The concert is organized by the Comitato Promotore dei
Prodotti Caseari ( committee for the promotion of dairy products) in
collaboration with the Astronomy Observatory of Trieste-INAF and la
Casa della Musica di Trieste. A combination of music, astronomy
lectures and sky observation, and food tasting. Best to be there the
night before on 11th around 7 p.m to enjoy the entire programme. For
more info call 3925594992 or check website osservatorio astronomico
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 with the Delfino Verde
shuttle boat 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.)
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.On 12th
August there is a special itinerary: "Plants for the Cooking Pot" with
a guide who will illustrate the botanical characteristics of the plants
and the recipes to use them. Take Bus 42 from Piazza Oberdan up to
Prosecco and proceed with Bus 46 to Sgonico. For more information:
website www.carsiana.eu 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) .
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).
"Sardon Day" from 10th-15th August in the pinewoods at Barcola.
An open-air festival with food kiosks (try the fish speciality
"sardoni" or sardines cooked in different ways - the best are fried),
music, live-entertainment and a fireworks display scheduled for 15th
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