This is not simply a piazza, but the very heart of Trieste: its lounge, its soul, its business center, as well as the ... More
Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia
This is not simply a piazza, but the very heart of Trieste: its lounge, its soul, its business center, as well as the commercial and political center. Very busy of course during the week , it plays an important role on Sunday mornings when thousands of people descend on this large European piazza that overlooks the sea. Here, they drink coffee, meet friends, colleagues and acquaintances, all in a very unique atmosphere. The piazza also accommodates many concerts, festivals, shows and exhibitions. Shaped in a perfect rectangle and surrounded by amazing palaces: the Municipio with its clock tower; the Stratti, housing General Insurance and also the Caffè degli Specchi and the Palazzo del Lloyd Trestino, which once housed the oldest Italian navigation company. Finally there is also the Prefettura or government palace and the lovely Art Nouveau building that houses the fine Duca d'Aosta hotel. And at the piazza's center stands the 18th'century Quattro Continenti fountain, the former terminal of the Maria Teresa d'Austria aqueduct. It would be a grave sin to visit Trieste and not have a coffee in this lovely piazza.
The square is beautiful. It is ideal for a short break during sightseeing or shopping, in one of the coffee shops with seating in the open air. Just be careful with the waiters/waitresses, as they tend to be hectic and consequently rude to the tourists.
breathtaking...from the moment you walk into it until you can't strain your neck anymore to look at it as you walk away...definitely a must-see!! if you can get a local to tell you about it, because the locals know everything about everything about their town, it's even better. drink some wine or coffee, go for a passeggiata and enjoy life for a while on a scenic picture by the Adriatic Sea...
This beautiful Roman amphitheater was built between the I and II Centuries CE by Quinto Petronio Modesto. He was the
governor of Trieste under the emperor Trajan. It was uncovered between 1937 and 1939 (in fact it was covered ...
It is always nice to come to Trieste, but coming by sea is even better. This is the only tourist
port in the province, where tourists can dock their boats and find themselves directly in the heart of the ...
Until the mid 1990s, this was the most run down area in the city, populated by drug addicts and delinquents.
However, it has now become one of the most spectacular, enchanting areas in Trieste. Near Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia , ...