Wine in Trieste

Enoteca Bischoff

Founded in 1777 by a Swiss immigrant who was on to the potential of Trieste's free port status, Bischoff is one of Trieste's, and the world's, longest running shops. It can sell you a bottle of one of its 2500 Itali…
Food in Trieste


This jewel-box pastry shop and cafe was one of Joyce's favourites. Its nutty, spicy, boozy Triestine speciality cakes – putizza, presnitz and pinza – are particularly good.
Ceramics in Cividale del Friuli


Working with ancient Roman and Middle Eastern techniques, local ceramic artist Stefania Zurchi creates sculptures, reliefs and beautifully decorated utilitarian objects. Her palette evokes the Friulian landscape, mo…
Antiques in Trieste

Francesco Tagliente

The streets of Trieste's Jewish ghetto were once filled with antique shops and a few remain among the bars and cafes that have sprung up more recently. Francesco Tagliente, a kind and welcoming specialist, has a goo…
Arts & Crafts in Trieste

Studiocinque e altro

A former screen printing factory, with it's beautiful original architecture, is home to this interesting textiles workshop and retail shop. Triestine designers Paola Fontana and Roberta Debernardi make richly textur…
Market in Trieste

Trieste Market

Come and do your daily shop with the good Triestini at this multi-purpose covered market (produce on the ground floor, clothing and homewares above). It also happens to be housed in one of Trieste's best examples of…
Homewares in Trieste


The shop of a local artisan, Vud showcases the rich tradition of wood craft in the region, along with a nice contemporary simplicity. You might not be in the market for a table or chair but it has a spectacular rang…
Food & Drinks in Trieste


Possibly the most beautiful of the Eataly family of food and wine superstores, set in a beautiful old dockside warehouse, with two floors of windows overlooking the marina and lighthouse. The usual great lineup of p…
Books in Trieste


Part bookshop, part Slovenian cultural hub, this is a fascinating place to explore the cultural fluidity of Trieste; it has a particularly engaging children's reading corner. The shop's design, by Slovenian firm SoN…
Antiques in Udine


This small but beguiling shop warrants a peer in the window, even if you're not shopping. A collection of amazing 20th-century furniture and objects (including some stunning Italian glass) mixes with contemporary pi…