Your tour begins with learning about the importance of the developments that happened in the late 19th century in this area. Your first stop will be the Faro della Vittoria, a lighthouse that serves as a monument to the fallen soldiers of WWI who died at sea. As one of the tallest lighthouses in the world, this beautiful lighthouse is able to project a beam of light more than 35 miles away. As you move on to the next stop, an historic café, you will learn how the different people who have lived in this part of the country have created such an unusual multicultural blend. At the café, you will get to see the stuccoes and Viennese furnishings in an up close and personal way. The inhabitants of Trieste are said to consume twice as much coffee as elsewhere in Italy; their love of roasted beans can be traced back to the 18th century during the 500 years of the Habsburg rule. It was here that some of the most important coffee trades in the Mediterranean were carried out.
You’ll discover Borgo Teresiano: the elegant quarter built by Austrian Emperor Charles VI along the picturesque Grand Canal. We will visit the two Orthodox churches of St. Spiridon (Serbian rite) and St. Nicholas (Greek rite), the synagogue, the classical St. Paul's Church, the old Stock Exchange, and end at the beautiful Piazza Unità d'Italia, which is located at the edge of the borough. On either side of the street are beautiful aristocratic mansions and nightlife venues.
** Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Activity Price: Tour Prices and Registration will open on January, 15, 2024