Free-time activities 24-26/8/2007

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Fri Aug 24 15:49:58 CEST 2007

24th-26th AUGUST

A R T  &  E X H I B I T I O N S

Teatro Miela
Photography exhibition by Eugenj Chaldej, a great war photographer. 100
photos on display until 16 September. Teatro Miela is in Piazza Duca degli
Abruzzi, downtown. Open daily from 18.30 - 22.30.

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.

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:

T R I P - S U G G E S T I O N
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 photographs:  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 thee 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.

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
shuttle boat.
See the following web site for timetables and prices:


If you like to try the several agriturismo farm houses where you can have
tasty meals for very reasonable prices in a pleasant environment, -
usually located in the Carso - the following may be mentioned:

Agriturismo Mezza Luna in Duino Aurisina (Malchina), tel: 040 291529
Agriturismo Milic - Località Sgonico (Sagrado), tel:  040 229383
Agriturismo al Pescaturismo (where you are served fresh fish) at  the
Villaggio del Pescatore, 83. Mobile: 3396390473

For other agriturismo places, check the following websites:

Some suggestions about ethnic restaurants in Trieste:

Greek restaurant: Filoxenia  -  Via Mazzini n. 3 - tel 040 3481644
Chinese restaurant: Cina Cina - Via Brunner n. 1 - tel 040 367388
Indian restaurant: Via  Corridoni n. 2 - tel 040 661255
Spanish restaurant: La Rambla - Viale Miramare n. 323 - tel 040  44684
Japanese restaurant: Tokio - Via  Gatteri n. 10 - tel 040 630814

Carsiana Botanical Garden
The Carsiana botanical garden offers visitors a beautiful selection of the
typical local fauna, to be found among the vegetation in Carso (karst).
Take Bus 42 from Piazza Oberdan up to Prosecco and proceed with Bus 46 to
Sgonico. For more information: website or  call:

M U S I C & D A N C I N G
Concert at Miramare Castle
Friday 25 August, the summer concert season in Miramare Castle continues.
This evening's concert is a piano recital performed by MMarco Mazzon. The
concert starts at 20:30 in the Sala del Trono (throne room).

Muggia:  Duomo (main square)
Friday 25 August, The Friuli Venezia Orchestra will play chamber music
starting at 9 p.m.

Pordenone Blues Festival at Parco San Valentino on Sunday 26 August
For info, call 3357046007, website:

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

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
Building Reception (ext. 433).

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