TRIESTE, BORA AND THE HAPSBURGS
Sightseen, MyExploration, Passepartour, From 1 to 3 hours walking
Trieste is beautiful, rich, windy and unashamedly Hapsburg. Discover it as you walk among its ancient buildings, Viennese-style literary cafés and the enormous Piazza Unità d'Italia, the biggest seaside square in Europe. Do you know who the city's most famous inhabitant is? Bora, daughter of the wind god Aeolus.
- Trieste maritime station, Piazza Venezia and Revoltella Residence (external visit)
- Piazza Hortis and Rione Cavana
- Via delle Mura and old town
- Grand Canal and Saint Spyridon Church (external visit)
- Piazza della Borsa and Piazza Unità d'Italia
- The excursion starts opposite the residence of Baron Revoltella, now a modern art museum. It may look like a brick and iron Alpine chalet but in reality it is a classic elegant villa with stables, a private chapel, chaplain's accommodation, school/oratory, surrounded by one of the favorite parks of the people of Trieste.
- The narrow alleys of Rione Cavana lead you into the maze of the old city. A short walk along Via delle Mura and your cell phone battery may run out taking photos of all the views offered by Piazzetta Trauner, the Arco di Riccardo, the Basilica of San Silvestro, the baroque church of Santa Maria Maggiore and Piazza Unità d'Italia.
- Not forgetting the Serbian Orthodox church of Saint Spyridon, all domes and mosaics.
- Trieste is also the city of the Barcolana, a historic international sailing regatta that sailors love, especially when the Bora wind blows. This strong wind makes a noise that sounds like a lament. According to legend, the Bora is expressing her pain for the death of her lover, the human Tergesteus.
Good to know
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions to protect your health and to comply with regulations and the safety protocol.
- The excursion is available both for guests in transit and for guests with a flight, train journey or transfer departing from Trieste after 6.00 p.m.