Trieste – the Italian capital of coffee

Trieste – the Italian capital of coffee, its suburban Miramare Castle and the luxury resort of Portopiccolo

By discovering the streets of Trieste with numerous boutiques, cafes and old local inns you will recognize the beautiful elegant and vivid energy of the Italian nation. A notable sense of beauty of Italians, their desire to talk and socialize, accompanied by culinary delights are their tree main characteristics. The suburban Miramare Castle, situated by the sea offers a beautiful panorama of the Gulf of Trieste. Not far from here there is the Portopiccolo village, an old quarry transformed into a luxury boutique settlement with apartments, villas and restaurants.

Highlights

  • The Italian port town Trieste – the capital of coffee
  • The castle by the sea Miramare
  • Luxury resort Portopiccolo
  • Lively city life of Trieste
  • Excellent local authentic gastronomy

Program

Triest

Trieste is a big port town in the northwest Italy that shares a border with Slovenia. It has a rich history with nice cultural soul and it is visited by many tourists every year. Trieste was a meeting point of trade routes and variegated cultural events since forever. The city experienced its largest developing boom in the beginning of the 19th century under the Austro-Hungarian rule. There is a rich architecture heritage in a neoclassical style from this period. The Piazza Unita' square is the hearth of the town, beside it the picturesque municipal palace and many small nice cafes with the famous Italian coffee. On the north side there is the Great canal. Once it was a port, while today is full of small cafes. This was also the favourite walking path of the famous writer James Joyce whose statue stands here. The streets of Trieste are hiding also the antique roman theatre.

Grad Miramare

The Miramare Castle is probably the most famous building of Trieste. It stands on the cliff above the sea and has a fabulous park. The romantic castle was built by Archduke Ferdinand Maksimiljan and was used as a summer residence of Habsburgs. Today it is a private property of an Italian family but we can visit it and admire its botanical park with rare exotic plants and museum of furniture and personal objects from the Habsburgs period.

Portopiccolo

A quarry transformed into a boutique tourist settlement by the sea. It offers luxury apartments, villas restaurants and boutiques. We can only visit this place on foot. In the port of Portopiccolo there are luxury yachts and sailboats. The visitors can take a swim in the sea or at the pool, enjoy the Italian food and cocktails at restaurants and bars or make shopping in the boutique shops.


Other information

Departure time can be agreed upon based on your wishes. We do reccomend starting at 8.30.

Departure location by agreement. We can pick you up from our local accomdation, meet at our agency in Kanal or other location that suits you.

119€

This is a day trip lasting aprox 9 hours.

Included

  • Organization of the trip
  • Departure and arrival at our agency in Kanal or at your accommodation or by agreement
  • Travelling in comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking fees, local taxes, insurance
  • Professional English or Italian speaking guide
  • Bottled water during the trip
  • Entrance to the Miramare Castle

Not included

  • Other eventual entrance fees
  • Food and beverage
  • Tip
  • We usually travel with maximum 3 or 4 guests so we can take our off-road car with which we can drive on all back roads. It is also possible to arrange small groups of max 8 people, by agreement we exceptionally allow larger groups of visitors
  • You can take with you some snacks, but it's not necessary since we are always passing by local inns and other providers
  • Our day will be long so we suggest you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes and always take with you a warmer jacket.
  • Difficulty: Easy – city walks