FREE-TIME ACTIVITIES 31st August-2nd September
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Fri Aug 31 11:55:15 CEST 2007
31st August-2nd September
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
New Photography Exhibition at the Teatro Miela: More than 100 pictures
by Evgenij Chaldej, the most famous Russian photographer of the Second
World War. The exhibition will last until 16th September. Free
entrance. The Teatro Miela is in Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca Degli Abruzzi
3, near piazza Unita'. There are free guided tours every day from 6.30
p.m to 10.30 p.m.
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: 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 Sundays and holidays. The Sartorio Museum is situated in Largo
Papa Giovanni XXIII (close to the Stazione Marittima,) you can take Bus
8. Check website :www.triestecultura.it
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
Chamber Music in Miramare Castle's Throne Room on Friday 31st: Guitar
Recital, performed by Laurentiu Claudiu Stoica at 8.30 p.m
Sounds and Lights Show at the Villa Revoltella Park on Friday 31st: "
Stories and legends, the secrets of Villa Revoltella", 9 p.m ( take Bus
22 from Piazza della Borsa or piazza Goldoni).
Jazz Music in Muggia: Friday 31st at 8.30 p.m The Bernetti Trio
performs at the Caffe Teatro Verdi.
VISIT TRIESTE AND SURROUNDINGS
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 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 to 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 The 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:
New: The Joseph Ressel path in Basovizza
This is an interesting and innovative way to learn about the Carso
woods, fauna, plants, and geology. This walk is one of the first in
Europe to be equipped with infrared transmitters system that will give
you vocal info in English Italian or Slovene regarding environmental
and historical peculiarities of the Carso territory. a receiver can be
collected at no charge at the "Centro didattico naturalistico"
(naturalistic educational centre) located at the entrance of the town
of Basovizza (Via Gruden 34). You can reach the town of Basovizza by
city Bus 51 from Trieste Train Station. For more info see
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). Opening hours: 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 proceed with Bus 46 to Sgonico. For more
information: website www.carsiana.eu - 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 some
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.
La Napoleonica or Napoleon's path, panoramic walk overlooking the city.
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, 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) .
CAFES, FOOD AND WINE
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
Agriturismo or Farm Holiday Restaurants:
Milic, Localita' Sgonico (Sagrado) in the Carso, offers exellent local
wines and typical Carso specialities (mainly soups, grilled meats, home
made gnocchi and pasta) tel: 040 327120. Take Bus 46 from Trieste Train
Mezza Luna, in Duino Aurisina (Malchina), wide range of meat
specialities, own production of goat cheese, omelettes, good selection
of wines. Phone: 040-291529, see website www.mezzalunanet.it. Take Bus
43 from Duino.
Al Pescaturismo, at the Villaggio del Pescatore, where you are served
fresh fish and seafood. Phone: 339 6390473. Take Bus 73 from Sistiana.
For more info on farm holidays in the region see websites:
HAVE SOME FUN
There is a Bowling Center in Duino at "the Ristorante Pizzeria Bowling
Duino" open daily and at night. There are also four 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. City 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).
Canal Grande Exhibition Fair: starting on 31st August until 9th
September: There will be many kiosks with local and ethnic handicrafts,
food and wine products, live music, concerts. The Fair will take place
around Piazza del Ponterosso.in Trieste.
Children activities: Adventure Park
Hicking, climbing, mountainbike in Duino-Aurisina, Ceroglie.
Freeclimbing experience in the Carso at Duino Aurisina
At the Trieste Adventure Park in Duino Aurisina you can walk in the air
high, zip fly on a pulley from one side of the park to the other. In
the area you can
hike or use mountain bike trails and explore the World War 1 trenches
and battle fields. At the Agriturismo Hermada (Farm holiday restaurant)
situated in front of the park, you can have Carso specialities and
You can reach Duino Aurisina by bus: number 44 from Piazza Oberdan
then connection: 43 - 73 to Ceroglie. If you have a car: Follow the
road signs to Sistiana, then head towards Visogliano, follow the
indications to Campo Sportivo and finally you'll get to Ceroglie.
Opening hours: July, August and September from 10.00 a.m to 7 p.m .
Entrance fee for activities: There is a 20% discount for ICTP visitors
(please show your badge) children under 10 pay 6,40 Euro and adults pay
14,40 Euro. There is a further discount for organized groups of at
least 20 people. For more info: www.triesteadventurepark.it.
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