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Trieste Day Trips, Shore Excursions & Tours
Welcome to Trieste, the main seaport in the northern Italy.
It is located in the most northern part of Adriatic between Slovenia and Croatia at the endo of Trieste gulf. In the region of Trieste. Because of its location it was and still is strongly influenced by Slavic, Latin and German culture. It is one of the oldest parts of Habsburg monarchy which lasted from 1382 untill 1918. Between 1867 and 1918 Trieste was under the Austro- Hungarian empire which was 2nd biggest country in Europe after Russia.
It served as the main port for the monarchy so after Vienna (the capital) Trieste was 2nd most important city trough which most of the goods from abroad entere the monarchy. Because its prosperous economy the city was 4th biggest city in the monarchy (Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Trieste).
Because of its strategit location the city was of important strategic interest in a struggle between Eastern and Western block after the 2nd world war.
The main hypotessis of the name of Trieste is that id derived from an old Venetian word “terg” whichc means “market”. Same word is mostly used in Slavic language to describe old sity market.
Most of the city with approx 210.000 residents and around 400.000 in its metropolitan area live in the city and its surrounding hills that are at the end of Carst Plateau and rise up to 450 m ( 1500 feet) above sea level.
The climate in Trieste is considered humid subtropical climate. But the humid level is actually very friendly as it almost never exceeds 65%.
The temperature and climate depends stongly of distance from the sea.
Winter temperature almost never reaches 0 (freezing) and only between 0 and 2 days a year there is snow in Trieste.
In the summer temperature will rarelly exceed 25 or 30 degrees celsious or 75 fahrenheit. The wind Bora is very common in the region of Trieste and the combination of its temperature, strenght, humid and the lenght of time lasting makes the perfect natural condition to make the best proscioutto in Europe.
The main impact to Trieste culture and architecture had the Austrians at the time of Austo- Hungarian Empire so the city is also called Little Vienna.
At the times of 1 and 2nd world war the number of Slavic residents was more than 50% in compare to Italian and German.
As the fashist political system wanted to Italinize the region a lot of agressive actions were done in term of burning and destroying properties owned by Slavic and German nationality residents so alot of them moved away and a lot of native italians moved in from the other parts of Italy.
Before the rule of fashists Trieste was one of the most developed cities in Europe but after the arrival of fashist system this prosperity declined.
In 1930 fashist regime tried to re-establish the economy of the city so Italy made hige investments into the port fascilities.
But at the end of 2nd world war western allies destoyed most of it by the bombings which resulted in another decline in its economy.
Nowdays Trieste is a modern city with approx 210.000 residents.
Because most it was tax free zone uder Austrian rule even nowdays there are several big companies headquarters located in Trieste. Generaly and Allianz insurance companies are one of them.
City as also called “the coffe capital of italy” because of its long lasting history of imoprting coffee to most of the European countries.
Because of Trieste`s great geographical location this city is the best starting point to most of local Italian and Slovenia`s main attractions.
Most of interesting locations are easily reached in a rather short time.
Within a foowalk or a short (10min) taxi ride you can easily reach most of important historical and cultural objects such as:
Miramare Castle, Piazza Unita, Castle Sun Guisto, St. Justus Cathedral, Serbian Orthodox Church, Sinagogue of Trieste, Sartorio Museum….
With Slovenia Daytrip you will able to experience Trieste and its surroundings at its best.
We arranged a set of products that really reflect each of the carefully chosen sites at its best.
Whether you arrive with a cruise ship and stay only for a few hours or you stay in one of many great hotels and accommodations in Trieste we got you covered.
If you like to visit the fairytale Lake Bled you can join one of our daily run small group excursions to lake Bled or/and Ljubljana.
If you prefer the underground world we have prepared two unique experiences. One will take you to the underground wonderworld of the amazing Postojna Cave with one of the most beautiful castles the Predjama castle or join one of our groups to the Unesco`s Skocjan caves.
Only a few minutes of ride there is also famous Lipizanner Stud farm Lipica wher you are able to see where the most beautiful studs are breed.
Or if you are a foodie and wine lover why not join one of our daily departures to nearby Slovenia and see why Slovenian wines can easily compete with the best wines in the world and what makes our cousine so unique and good tasting. All this along with some amazing scenery on the way.
If you like to experience a region with a bike we have prepared some great tracks trough the region of italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Why not bycilcle along the famous Parenzana trail that once was connecting Trieste with main towns in Istrian Peninsula.
It doesn`t matter what activities you will do in Trieste, one thing is for sure and that is that this city and its amazing surroundings will make you wanny come back again for more.
Warm welcome to Trieste
Slovenia Daytrip Team