Must-see attractions in Trieste

  • Revoltella museum building in the city center of Trieste.

    Museo Revoltella


    This extraordinary house-museum was the home of wealthy Triestini merchant Pasquale Revoltella, who made his fortune in the timber industry and had a hand…

  • Saint Spyridon Serbian Orthodox church in Trieste, Italy.

    Chiesa di Santo Spiridione


    Constructed from pearly white Istrian stone in 1868, the Serbian Orthodox church has a typical Byzantine style, its large central dome flanked by four…

  • Faro della Vittoria


    Trieste’s elegant lighthouse, with its 68m-high, fluted tower and copper dome sporting a soaring Winged Victory, is perched on the Gretta Hill and worth a…

  • Risiera di San Sabba, a former nazi concentration camp in Trieste, Italy.

    Risiera di San Sabba


    This former rice-husking plant became a concentration camp in 1943 and has been a national monument and museum since the 1960s. The site commemorates the…

  • The Grand Canal of Trieste is a navigable canal located in the heart of the Borgo Teresiano, in the heart of the city.

    Borgo Teresiano


    Much of the graceful city-centre area north of Corso Italia dates to the 18th-century reign of Empress Maria Theresa, including the photogenic Canal…

  • People enjoying coffee at a famous coffeeshop at the Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia, the main square in Trieste.

    Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia


    This vast public space – Italy's largest sea-facing piazza – is an elegant triumph of Austro-Hungarian town planning and contemporary civil pride…

  • Synagogue in Trieste, Italy



    This imposing and richly decorated neoclassical synagogue, built in 1912, is testament to Trieste's once significant Jewish community. Heavily damaged…

  • Civico Museo Sartorio


    This elegant urban villa set in a large garden belonged to the haute bourgeoisie Sartorio family, who amassed a huge collection of art, ceramics and…

  • Museo Joyce & Svevo


    James Joyce would enjoy the irony: his museum really belongs to friend and fellow literary great, Italo Svevo, housing a significant collection of the…

  • Statue of James Joyce


    James Joyce's presence in the city is palpable, but if you're not feeling it, this bronze statue will help. He's often surrounded by Irish visitors and…

  • Arco di Riccardo


    The Arco di Riccardo is one of the Roman town gateways, dating from 33 BC, and overlooks a pretty residential square. The gate is named for the English…

  • Civico Museo Teatrale Carlo Schmidl


    Trieste's long-standing cultural cred is documented at this museum, housed inside the grand Palazzo Gopcevich, with a collection that traces the city's…

  • Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Taumaturgo


    Sitting at the end of the so-called ‘Grand Canal’, the Church of Sant’Antonio is Trieste’s most instagrammable monument. Built between 1825 and 1849, its…

  • Castello di San Giusto


    Once a Roman fort, this sturdy 15th-century castle was begun by Frederick of Habsburg and finished off by blow-in Venetians. The city museum is housed…

  • Roman Theatre


    Behind Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia rise remains of the Roman theatre, which was built between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. Concerts are held here…

  • Statue of Italo Svevo


    Triestine modernist writer Italo Svevo is celebrated in this touching bronze, a companion piece to his great friend, James Joyce.

  • Il Museo Ebraico


    A small, highly prized collection of liturgical items, textiles, documents and photographs, including a touching number of personal items stolen by Nazi…

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