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Trieste is located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region of Italy. As the most important city in the area, Trieste plays the role of the capital for the Province with the same name. Due to its location, in the head of the Gulf of Trieste, the city has been submitted to a lot of influences over the years, from the Germanic and Latin sides, to the Slavic cultures and so on. The population in Trieste reaches approximately 205,375 inhabitants.
Top Attractions within Trieste
Piazza Unita d'Italia is one of the central spots of the city of Trieste. It is said to be the largest square in Europe that is set in a city by the sea. Built in the times of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, the square has been one of the most important spots in city ever since. More to this, some of the main buildings, considered important for their value in religion, architecture, history, administration and so on, are located here.
The Miramar Castle is located on the waterfront, near the city of Trieste, and it is one of the most spectacular views of the coast. It was built in the period 1856-1860 from a project designed by Carl Junker. The architecture of the castle, its decorations and its interiors are sources for attraction for all types of tourists. In addition to these, the castle has gardens, in which people can walk and can even feed the swans on the two ponds within.
The Trieste Cathedral is dedicated to San Giusto and it is also the seat of the Bishop of the city. The first construction on the site of the cathedral was a 6th century religious edifice. Over the years, numerous additions have been made to the church, which now presents Gothic and Romanesque symbols.
The Arch of Riccardo is one of the archaeological remains of the city of Trieste. It is a landmark of the past and it dates back to the year 33 BC. The Roman gate stands in the Piazzetta Barbacan and it gets its name from King Richard of England.