A unique atmosphere can be felt in Trieste, as a border town, a melting pot of at least three cultures: Latin, Slavic and German
It has a retro flavour of its own, between historic literary cafés and monuments from the past as an important city of the Habsburg Empire. Trieste is the ideal destination for those who love locations rich in a complex and troubled history that has bewitched, harboured, and nurtured writers and other intellectuals. The environment is diverse, with an international outlook. A place to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
What to see in Trieste and surroundings
Discovering Trieste, a border city with an international soul
Trieste is truly on the fringes of many things: three different cultural settings, a meeting of the East and West, the sea and the inland area with a thousand histories, encounters, and conflicts. A true gateway, a city of transition, far away from the big crowds. Its many events which took place within its borders and its alternating fortunes as a key strategic point have profoundly influenced it. Italo Svevo was born here, and the name already says a lot about the mixture of styles.