Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Trieste

Castello di Miramare

Sitting on a rocky outcrop 7km from town, Castello di Miramare is Trieste's elegiac bookend, the fanciful neo-Gothic home of the hapless Archduke Maximilian of Austria. Maximilian originally came to Trieste in the 1…
Memorial in Trieste

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 5000 people who perished here and the many thousands more who …
Museum in Trieste

Museo Revoltella

This city museum was founded in 1872 and now spills into two neighbouring buildings. Baron Revoltella's original mid-19th-century house throbs with conspicuous consumption; his cup runneth over with chandeliers, orn…
Museum in Trieste

Civico Museo Sartorio

Another significant city villa, stuffed with art, ceramics and jewellery, and featuring beautiful ceiling frescoes – some dating to the late 18th century – and a basement Roman mosaic. Don't miss the room of superb …
Piazza 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. Flanked by the city's grandest palazzi, including Palazzo del Munici…
Museum in Trieste

Museo Joyce & Svevo

Joyce would enjoy the irony: his museum really belongs to friend and fellow literary great, Italo Svevo, housing a significant collection of the Triestini's first editions, photos and other memorabilia. Joyce is dea…
Museum in Trieste

Civico Museo di Storia ed Arte ed Orto Lapidario

This creaky old museum houses Roman antiquities unearthed in and around Trieste and Aquileia, including the impressive iron horde of the Necropolis of Reka from the Slovenian border. The Orto Lapidario (Stone Garden…
Museum in Trieste

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 here, with temporary exhibitions and a well-stocked armoury. Wan…
Synagogue in Trieste

Synagogue

This imposing and richly decorated neoclassical synagogue, built in 1912, is testament to Trieste's once significant Jewish community. Heavily damaged during WWII, it has been meticulously restored and remains one o…
Museum in Trieste

Museo della Comunità Ebraica Carlo e Vera Wagner

A small, highly prized collection of liturgical items, textiles, documents and photographs, including a touching number of personal items stolen by Nazi troops in 1945. Under renovation for several years, it's recom…