Free-time activities -2-4 February 2007
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Fri Feb 2 12:18:52 CET 2007
2-4 FEBRUARY 2007
A R T & E X H I B I T I O N S
This website gives details of all museums in Trieste and the
surrounding region: http://www.museifriuliveneziagiulia.it/
Below is a brief list of some exhibitions going on locally.
You can see Professor GianCarlo Ghirardi's exhibition entitled "The
Periodic Tarots" on display in the entrance hall of the Main Building
until the end of next week.
"Is there anybody out there?" at the LipanjePuntin Gallery (via Diaz)
displaying the works of well-known international artists like David
Byrne, Martino Coppes, Angel Marcos, Arash Radpour, Thomas Rose, Sergio
Scabar, Marco Citron. Open until 10 March 2007. Monday-Friday
15:30-19:30 and Saturday 16:30-19:30. Closed on holidays.
"The brain project 2006" and works by Edward Zajec at the Biblioteca
Statale (Largo Papa Giovanni XXIII, 6) dedicated to digital art. Open
until 10 February 2007. From Monday-Friday 8:30-18:30 and on Saturday
Art Exhibition "Recent works" by British artist Simon Edmondson at
Galleria Torbandena (next to bar Rex, Corso Italia) ongoing. From
Tuesday-Friday 10-13 and 16-20.
Photography exhibition at the Twins Club, via Economo 5, 1st floor.
Photographs of 6 young photographers dedicated to fashion and
accessories. Opening times Monday-Friday from 9-21 Open until 28
Ongoing at Miramare Castle until 25 February is "Queen of Europe": an
audiovisual project to raise public awareness of the themes of peace
and solidarity between peoples which was first displayed in Dublin and
Belfast, before moving to Trieste, another multi-ethnic city, with a
In Palazzo Costanzi (Piazza Piccola) until 28 February, you can see an
interesting exhibition on the subject of alberi genealogici - family
trees and how they are drawn up. 28 examples are on display. Apart
from individual family histories, there is also a large tree depicting
the history of Italy from ancient times up to 1911. Open daily from
10-13 and 17-20.
Group exhibition of well-known 1900 artists: Capogrossi, Carà,
Negrisin, Spacal, at the Ugo Carà museum in Muggia. Open until 28
February 2007. From Monday-Friday 17 - 19.
A new multimedia exhibition on the history of psychiatry, Pschiatria,
un viaggio senza ritorno, is on at the Stazione Marittima on the
waterfront in Trieste (Molo Bersaglieri 3) until 28 February daily from
C H I L D R E N's A C T I V I T I E S
This science museum (located on the ground floor level of the Adriatico
Hotel, entrance at the rear of the hotel, opposite the 36 bus stop) has
exhibits which are particularly suitable for children.
A children's laboratory will be held on Sunday from 15.45-16.45 for
those aged 4-7 and from 15:30-17:00 for 8-11 year olds. You can book
by e-mail at prenotazioni at immaginarioscientifico.it. The younger group
will be making divers this week, while the bigger children will learn
how to build a submarine. More information on their website:
www.immaginarioscientifico.it. The museum now hosts birthday parties
for groups of children aged 4-13. More information on 040-224424 or
I trenini della domenica
Monthly appointment with the Club Triestino Fermodellisti
Mitteleuropa-Ferclub in Via dei Giardini, 16 in Servola. Sunday 4
February 2007 from 10-13 and 15-18. Model trains on display. Free
C U L T U R E
Encuentro de Tango
At the Caffe' San Marco in via Battisti, 18, there will be an evenings
dedicated to tango on Saturday 3 February, starting at 21:30. Entrance
"Maximiliano y Carlota - Historia del viaje de los emperadores a Mexico"
For Spanish speakers, there is a conference about Emperor Maximilian
(who built Miramare Castle) at 18 on Friday 2 February at the
Associazione Culturale "Miguel de Cervantes" in via F. Venezian 1
M U S I C & C O N C E R T S
"Migration" Film-concert by Paed Conca and Giorgio Andreoli at 21.30 on
Saturday 3 February. The subject is Italians emigrating to Switzerland
in the 1970s and the difficulties they faced. More information on
www.ilmiela.it. Entrance 3 euro.
Free Live Music at the Corsia Stadion - via Battisti - Friday 2nd Feb.
(Magazzino Commerciale - hits from 1970s-1990s) and Saturday 3rd Feb.
(Amir Karalic Trio-Guitarist from Sarajevo).
S P O R T
Trieste offers several possibilities for swimmers. More information, in
English, on all the local swimming facilities (including the pools also
in Altura, Monfalcone and nearby Slovenia) can be found on the
following site: http://triestenet.tripod.com/aquamarina.htm.
Remember to take a swimming cap with you, as it is obligatory in all
The nearby seaside resort of Grado is nice to visit also in winter,
with its historical centre, basilica and roman remains. You can read
about the town (in English) on the site:
http://www.gravo.com/estor.html. Grado also has a great indoor spa
pool (more information in Italian on the site:
If you don't have a car, the best way to get to Grado is by bus. The
APT number 21 bus goes direct to Grado leaving the bus station in
Trieste at 7.50 on weekdays and Saturdays and 8.00 on Sundays (it
reaches Grignano bus stop about 5-10 minutes later). The return from
Grado bus station is 14.15 Monday-Saturday and 18.50 on Sundays.
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.
Trieste by Boat
You can travel from the Molo Pescheria to Muggia 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/. The Carnival season
is underway, so you will probably see children in fancy dress throwing
streamers in the streets and squares.
For more information on all of the above, and for more suggestions of
what to see and do locally, please contact the InfoPoint (ext. 433).
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