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 ...
The fact that Hotel Art is housed in a former seminary is enough for culture buffs to check it out.
The ecclesiastical structure is spruced up with stylishly modern lighting and furniture. This contemporary theme extends to the rooms, ...
This building became the site of the only extermination camp in Italy with the German occupation in 1943. Civico Museo
della Risiera di San Sabba has been a national monument since 1965. Three thousand to five thousand people lost ...
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