Suggestions for self-organized trips.

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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 (visit the Cathedral, the armoury 
museum inside the Castle and the lapidarium tergestinium). For more 
information call Consorzio Promotrieste, tel: 040305308. You can buy 
our ticket at the Eurostar office in the Train Station. (5 Euro for 
adults and free for children under 10).

The Miramare Castle is really close to the ICTP and is open every day 
from to 7 p.m. There is a free guided tour of the park every 
Sunday at 11.30 and 2.30 p.m. Entrance ticket to the Castle 4 euro 
(show your ICTP badge in order to have a reduction for entry). For more 
Free bus trip to the Castle of San Giusto (Saint Just)
Promoted by the Federation of Craftsmen Transports and the Fondazione 
CRTrieste: No guide. Service offered only on THURSDAYS from the main 
square in front of the Stazione Marittima, departure time at 9.30 (be 
there at 9.20 a.m) and return at 12:30 p.m. Take bus 8 to the Stazione 

Free Bus Trip to the Duino Castle
Promoted by the Federation of Craftsmen Transports and the Fondazione 
CRTrieste: No guide. Service offered only on Saturdays from the main 
square in front of the Stazione Marittima, departure time at 9.30 (be 
there at 9.20 a.m) and return at 1 p.m. Take bus 8  to the Stazione 
Marittima. At the Castle ticket office  please show your ICTP badge in 
order to have a reduction for entry.

If you want to go to the Duino Castle on your own, take bus nr.51 (the 
airport bus) or bus 44 (city bus 44 from Piazza Oberdan). Opening hours 
9.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Entrance ticket 7 euro  To 
arrange a guided tour phone: 040 208120. For more info:

Visit Muggia's Medieval Castle
You can travel from the Molo Pescheria to Muggia by boat with the 
Delfino Verde (the Green Dolfin) or by bus (nr 21 from Trieste's train 
station) and visit the Istro-Venetian fishing village and its castle. 
The castle has been newly restored in 1991 by Mr and Mrs Bossi.
Tours are made year-round upon request and for groups of at least 20 
people. You can set up a personal tour by contacting Mrs Bossi. The 
cost is 5 euro/each. Please phone:040 272772.
Have a look at Muggia on:

The Grotta Gigante or Giant Cave (half-day).
The cave is considered the largest tourist cave in the world. It is 
situated in the carsic hills of Trieste, 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.

"La Napoleonica" Panoramic route mostly overlooking the sea
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). If you wish, you can take path  number 12 (marked by C.A.I - 
Italian Alpine Club) and reach the Sanctuary of Monte Grisa, proceed 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).

The Carsic House (la Casa Carsica) in the  village of Monrupino can be 
visited on Sundays and public holidays from 11-12.30 and 15-17 from 
April to October.  In the house, which dates back to the end of the 
18th century, you can see a well-preserved example of carsic 
architecture, with furnished living quarters and agricultural 
buildings.  It's interesting to see how people lived in the area more 
than 200 years ago. Take bus nr. 42 from Piazza Oberdan.
Don't miss the the typical Carsic Wedding which is celebrated from 22nd 
to 26th August with traditional dresses, music and typical food 
There are some good local restaurants in the area serving typical food 
and wine.

The Carsiana Botanical Garden (half-day)
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 then Bus 46 to Sgonico. For more 
information: website or  call: 040-229573.

Excursions by bike around the Carso. Choose your itinerary.
You can hire a bike for half a day (10 Euro) or full day (14 Euro).
With a minimum of 6 participants, it is possible to book a guide who 
will take you around and show you the  natural beauties of the Carso 
(40 Euro for the guide's fee). Check web  site or 
tel: 040 3474400895.

Hiking in Val Rosandra (half or full day)
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.

Excursions by boat around the Gulf of Trieste
You can book a Comet 860 motor boat (75 Euro for 2- 5 persons) or a 
sailing boat (150 Euro for 2-5 persons) for half a day with a skipper.
Contact or phone  040 34084400895.

WWF-Natural Marine Reserve of Miramare: marine reserve with a high 
degree of biodiversity, by appointment: snorkel diving, or scuba diving 
for experts. Check website: www. or call 040 

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

FIRST WORLD WAR TOUR outside Trieste:
Guided Tour: The First World War sites in Friuli Venezia Giulia: 4 
hours, bus  transfer included.
Itinerary 1: Palmanova, Mount San Michele trenches and Military 
Historical museum of Palmanova. On Sunday 19th, 26th August - 2nd, 
16th, 30th September and 14th October.
Itinerary 2: Redipuglia War Memorial, Mount Sei Busi trenches and 
Museum Casa Terza Armata. On Sunday 5th, 12th August- 9th, 23rd 
September, and 7th october.
Cost: 10 euro (2 children under 12 years free for each paying adults).
Departure from Redipuglia,  Piazzale della stazione, Via Terza Armata, 
54. You can reach the place by taking the airport bus 51. Compulsory 
booking within 5 p.m of the previous day  by phone: 0431 877111 and ask 
for an English speaking guide. check website: free 
toll number 800-016-044.


Historical Places in the Trieste area:
"The Risiera di San Sabba" is the only Nazi concentration and 
deportation camp in Italy. It was declared a National Monument in 1965, 
bus lines 8-10-19-20-21-23 Location: Ratto della Pileria 43 (close to 
the soccer stadium. Open daily 9 a.m - 7 p.m, free entrance.

"Kleine Berlin": Air-raid shelter built during the Second World War for 
italian citizens and the German army. The Club Alpinistico triestino 
organizes free guided visits for groups of at least 10 persons. Check 
website: or call 349 4379352. Length of the visit: 2 hours.


Antique Street Market Fair in Trieste: every third Sunday of the month 
in Piazza Unita' and surrounding streets: 19th August, 16th September, 
14th and 21st November, 16th December.


Gorizia: Visit the Medieval Castle and the First World War Museum on 
the premises. The city center has a number of "palazzos" that offered 
hospitality to illustrious people (Goethe and Goldoni lived in Palazzo 
Lantieri). Take APT Bus 51 from Trieste to Monfalcone and APT Bus 8 to 
Gorizia, approx. 50 mins. Call toll free number 800-016-044 for more 

Udine: Numerous historical monuments, museums (visit the Palazzo 
Patriarcale and the Loggia del Lionello to admire Gianbattista 
Tiepolo's paintings and frescoes). From 13-16th September there is a 
food-and-wine conaisseurship event "Friuli Doc" with wine and food 
tasting specialities of the Region (for example, the famous "San 
Daniele" ham, music and live performances in the streets of the old 
town.  APT BUS 51.
Check website:

Visit Villa Manin di Passariano: One of the most beautiful Venitian 
Villas of the Region. It was Napoleon's residence during his stay.
Since 2004 the Villa has been home to the Centre of Contemporary Art.
Check There are APT buses from Udine 
every hour. For more info:

Grado is nice to visit, with its historical centre, basilica and roman 
remains. it is also a beach resort with a lovely seaside.  You can read 
about the town (in English) on the site:
If you don't have a car, the best way to get to Grado is by bus (APT 
bus 21) or even with a shuttle boat from Trieste. for 
boat time-table.
The Aquileia ancient Roman site is close to Grado. See


Trieste's historical cafes:  The Tommaseo Cafe'(Riva 3 Novembre) and 
the San Marco Cafe'(Via Battisti 13) are places where writers, 
intellectuals and artists still meet. Presentation of books, art 
exhibits and musical evenings are held there.

Best ice-cream in town: Gelateria Zampolli, in via Ghega near the train 
station where ice- creams are made in the traditional way with over 68 

"The Terrano Road". Terrano is the typical wine of the Carsic area.
There are numerous restaurants and farms (agriturismo) where you can 
taste this particular wine. The " terrano road" starts in Sistiana and 
ends more or less in Monrupino.
Milic restaurant in Sgonico is one of the places where you can eat at a 
very reasonable price (phone: 040327120). Check website
for a complete list of restaurants in the Carso.

Wine Tour: Weekend programme with the Ramandolo Club We suggest a 
weekend in the Colli Orientali del Friuli, Nimis (in the province of 
Udine): The programme includes a 2 night stay in a historic villa, 2 
typical friulian dinners, guided tour to a Ramandolo wine cellar with 
wine tasting and visit of the  vineyards, 2 hours of horse riding. 
(Total cost 85 euro/pers.)
For more info call DRI Travel Agency: 0432 507676 or see website

Weekend Tour in the Dolomite Alps
The programme includes full board in a hotel for 2 nights, mushroom 
tasting on Sunday, and 2 days excursions in the Natural Reserve Park  
with a local guide (total cost 120 euro/pers). For info and booking: 
Consorzio Servizi Turistici Forni di Sopra Tel: 0433 88553 or

For wine itineraries and events call: Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli 
Venezia Giulia 0432 2895540 or check web site

The Trieste Tourist Board, AIAT, is located in Piazza Unita' 4e. Tel: 
040-3478312, website:
For all bus schedules in Trieste see
For APT bus schedules check
For SAF bus schedules check
Check train timetables at

Have a nice stay!

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