Trieste is a charming Italian town in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located on the border with Slovenia. Town impregnated of unique beauty and mysterious history. Trieste - the largest port of the Adriatic Sea. Due to the natural depth of the sea here could come even the largest ships. In ancient times the city was a Roman colon and only in 1954 town was attached to Italy. Since a long time the city belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire that’s why it has an untypical not Italian look.
Trieste from all sides surrounded by white cliffs. Walking around the narrow streets of the city, you can enjoy exquisite sights.
Very popular is the magnificent Cathedral of San Giusto of the 14th century, the building is in the Gothic style. It was built during almostof two centuries. The cathedral is surrounded by a large fence. In the courtyard of the cathedral collection of ancient monuments and sculptures set of ancient gods and heroes are displayed. In the chapel of Escorial-Carlist storing tombs of members of the Spanish royal family.
The most famous landmark in the city is the Miramare Castle (Castello di Miramare) located on a rock near the Adriatic Sea. The castle was built in the Scottish style by order of the Austrian Archduke Maximilian of Hamburg, which became his residence. The castle is surrounded by large garden with an area of 22 hectares. There are beautiful fountains and various beautiful plants, many of which he brought Archduke from his trips.
Great interest among tourists is attracting by the historic center and a plurality of channels. Take a walk along the Grand Canal (Canal Grande), and you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful palaces built in neoclassical style. On the bank of canal is a museum of the Karl Shmidla (Civico Museo Teatrale Carlo Schmidl) with has a rich collection of musical instruments. Grand Canal leads from the sea to the Unification of Italy Square (Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia). There tourists are attracted by the magnificent buildings and elegant fountains.
The city has preserved many ancient Roman sites, the most important of which is the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano), the age of it is about two thousand years. Once it was a place of gladiatorial competiotions. The theater provide seats of about 6,000 spectators. In our time there are modern performers and artists shows.
Trieste in Roman times was called Tergestumom. Now so called Museum lapidary Tergestino (Lapidario Terghestino), dedicated to the Roman sculpture and architecture. The museum is located on Cathedral Square (Piazza della Cattedrale) in the city center.
Near Piazza Venezia you can visit Marine Aquarium Trieste (Acquario Varino), famous for its rich collection of inhabitants of the Adriatic depths.
It will be interesting to visit the Giant Cave (Grotta Gigante) - is the largest cave in the world is up to 130 meters in length, 65 meters in height and 107 meters in width. Here you can see stalagmites of 12 meters in height. Not far from the cave is a museum of speleology, which holds the palaeontological and geological findings.
We highly recommend to visit Revoltella Museum (Museo Revoltella), also known as the Gallery of Modern Art. The museum is located in the city center. Here you can admire the works of famous artists such as Francesco Hayez, Giacomo Favretto and Domenico Morelli. The museum contains a rich collection of works in the neoclassical style. Fountain of nymph Auriziny, work of the sculptor Pietro Magni, is on territory of a museum.
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Enjoy your stay with a four-star, comfortable hotel NH Trieste. The hotel is located in the center of Trieste, near the legendary Piazza Unità d'Italia. Nearby are many cafes, restaurants and shops. NH Trieste belongs to the hotel chain NH Hoteles. Highly qualified, courteous staff is …
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