Free-Time Activities 17th-19th August
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Fri Aug 17 12:43:50 CEST 2007
A R T & E X H I B I T I O N S
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.
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
T R I P - S U G G E S T I O N
M O N R U P I N O
This Sunday you may like to take a trip to the nearby village of
Monrupino, which lies in the hills above Trieste. This website offers
you a brief history of the area in English, as well as some
http://www.consorziocastelli.it/icastelli/monrupino?lang=eng. The 42
bus from Piazza Oberdan (which also passes the Grotta Gigante), will
take you straight there. Monrupino is the smallest village in the
province of Trieste to have its own Mayor and Council to administer its
population of about 850 inhabitants. In Monrupino itself, you can walk
up the hill to the ancient Church and admire the spectacular panorama.
You can see right across Trieste, as well as the Slovenian villages
which lie just across the nearby border. The other place to visit is
the Casa Carsica (Carsic House Museum). The house itself is a
well-preserved example of how people used to live in the hill villages
2 centuries ago. The Casa Carsica is only open on Sundays from 11-12:30
and from 15-18. There are also several restaurants in the area serving
typical local food and wine.
F A R O - D E L L A - V I T T O R I A (The Victory Lighthouse)
The Lighthouse of the Victory, an impressive work of the Triestine
architect Arduino Berlam (1880-1946) and of the sculptor Giovanni Mayer
(1863-1943), has two important functions. Besides lighting the gulf of
Trieste, in order to help navigation, it is a commemorative monument
dedicated to the fallen of the first World War, as testified by the
inscription: "Shine and remind of the fallen on sea MCMXV-MCMXVIII".
The Lighthouse is open every day from 9 to 11 and from 16 to 18 except
on wednesday. The entrance is free and you can rich it taking bus 42
from Piazza Oberdan.
G R A D O
The old centre of Grado is mainly the old castrum, that is the first
urban centre that had been fortified in the first decades of 5th
century; a narrow area that developed during the Imperial Age as
extreme part of the Port of Aquileia. The old town centre is very
interesting because of its picturesque architecture that houses of
monuments of great artistic value: the Duomo, the basilica St. Eufemia,
the Baptistery Santa Maria delle Grazie, but Grado is also a very nice
place to spend a day on the beach taking the sun and swim. Moreover
along the calli and on the campielli of the old town centre, trattorias
and restaurants offer the best of the kitchen of Grado.
You can travel from the Molo Pescheria to Grado with the Delfino Verde
See the following web site for timetables and prices: www.aptgorizia.it.
S P O R T
Freeclimbing experience on the carso's trees. (Duino Aurisina)
At the Trieste Adventure Park in Duino Aurisina you will walk in the
air 10 metres high, zip fly on a pulley from one side of the park to
the other. In the area you can hike or mountain bike trails nd explore
the WW1 trenches and battle fields. After the sporting day you can have
a rest and taste typical food and local wine in front of the park at
the agriturismo Hermada.
How rich it by bus: take bus 44 from Piazza Oberdan to Aurisina and
then take buses 43 - 44 - 73.
For further informations visit the web site: www.triestetrasporti.it.
F A I R S & M A R K E T S
On Sunday 19 August, there will be a flea market in Trieste town
centre. All sorts of antiques and bric a brac will be on sale all day
in the roads of the old town behind Piazza della Borsa near the Roman
Theatre (Teatro Romano).
Each Friday evening for the whole of the summer season, from 18-23 in
the Caravella area of Sistiana bay there is a weekly antiques and bric
a brac market, moreover at the " Cicchetteria" located in the
Caravella Park you will have a chance to try nice wine and local fish
and meat food called "cicchetti'.
F O O D & D R I N K
Also this year the Triestino Nautical Club located in Viale Miramare
32, arranges a traditional sagra until sunday 19 august, with food
kiosks, music and live-entertainment.
Some suggestions about ethnic restaurants in Trieste:
Chinese restaurant: Cina Cina - Via Brunner n. 1 - tel 040 367388
Greek restaurant: Filoxenia - Via Mazzini n. 3 - tel 040 3481644
Indian restaurant: Via Corridoni n. 2 - tel 040 661255
Japanese restaurant: Tokio - Via Gatteri n. 10 - tel 040 630814
Take away kebab: Kebab Ali Baba Di Omairi Ali Nobil - Piazza della
Libertà 3/C - tel 040 635794
Spanish restaurant: La Rambla - Viale Miramare n. 323 - tel 040 44684
N A T U R E
Carsiana Botanical Garden
The Carsiana botanical garden, which offers visitors a beautiful
selection of the typical local fauna, to be found among the vegetation
in Carso (karst) is organizing two guided tours this Sunday 19 th
August at 16 and 17, in this occasion there will be also the
inauguration of the the guided route entitled " La poesia del Carso".
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:
M U S I C & D A N C I N G
Concert at Miramare Castle
Friday 17 August, the summer concert season in Miramare Castle
continues. This evening's concert is a violin recital performed by
Michela Depretto, violin and Jan Grbec, piano. The concert starts at
20:30 in the Sala del Trono (throne room).
T O U R S
Trieste by Bus
Every Saturday a bus leaves for a tour of Trieste from in front of the
train station at 14.00. It takes in all of the main sights to see
downtown, and there is also a 30-minute stop at St. Giusto Castle,
where you can walk along the Castle walls or visit the Cathedral or
simply enjoy the spectacular views. Tickets may be bought in the Sala
Eurostar in the main railway station and cost 5.20 Euro, with children
under 10 travelling free.
For more information on all of the above, and for lots more suggestions
of what to see and do locally, please contact the InfoPoint in the Main
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