Italy is undoubtedly a tourist’s heaven. Trieste, located in the easternmost region of Italy is famous for its beautiful culture, style and rich history. It is one the largest city stretching along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. A small strip of land borders with Slovenia which is why you will see that the region is influenced by different cultures. Trieste has faced a major setback during world war II but revived from it within a few years. Some of the major attractions include the Trieste harbour, Piazza Unita Italia, Canale Grande, Trieste Roman theatre, Miramare Castle, St Gusto hill, Barcolana regate, the Castle of Saint Giusto and so much more.
If you are centered in Trieste; you can enjoy a number of adventurous day trips from the city. Explore the cities of Italy or cross the border to see the beautiful country of Slovenia. and Croatia. Let’s take a look at 5 best trips when staying in Trieste:
Aquileia and Cividale
The small town of Aquileia is a sleepy escape. Aquileia was the fourth most important city of the Roman empire. The archaeological area and the floor mosaic of the city is a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, early Christian National Museum and the National Archaeological Museum in the town of Aquileia.
Cividale del Friuli is an hour drive from the city of Trieste. The beautiful city is filled with several attractions that could be visited on a day trip from Trieste. Your tour to Cividale is a walk through the rich history of Europe. The town was found in 53 BC, the Roman emperor Julius Caesar.
Don’t forget to add the Lombard temple of Santa Maria Valle, Celtic Hypogeum, Zorzettig Winery, Santuario di Castlemonte and Bastianich Winery. …read more about day tours to Aquileia….
Ljubljana and Lake Bled
Ljubljana is the capital and the center of Slovenia. Its architecture and culture have a visible Italian touch. It was pronounced the European Green Capital in 2016 because of its hip and young environment. Most of the city is car-free with extensive cycling network and attractions like Preseren Square, Tripple Bridge, Ljubljana Castle, Dragon Bridge and the exquisite central market. You can easily travel to Ljubljana from Trieste using one of the 11 trains running between the two destinations every day.
Another beautiful location from Trieste is Lake Bled in Slovenia. It is a busy tourist hotspot and one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the country. Take a rowboat to Bled Island located in the center of the lake. You will find exciting hiking trails, the hillside, swimming spots and some of the yummiest snacks around the Lake Bled. You can visit the Church on Bled Island and make a wish. Legends say your wish will come true if you ring the bell and make a prayer. …read more about day tours to Ljubljana and Lake Bled …
Istria is located an hour away from Trieste. It is the Westernmost county of Croatia. The county has some of the most historic and picturesque places that are worth a visit. The first place to visit in Istria is the little town of Novigrad offering exquisite pebble beaches and scrumptious cuisine. The town of Pula was founded around 3000 years ago and houses the World’s best-preserved amphitheater along with beautiful beaches, attractive coral reefs, exciting diving spots and delicious cuisine. Motovun is a medieval town surrounded by forests and vineyards. It is located on the top of a steep hill and you will have to climb 1052 steps to reach the town. Enjoy the Church of St. Stephen, the beautiful city walls, honey tasting tour or the Motovun film festival if you are there in early August. Some other places to visit include Grožnjan, Vrsar, Vodnjan, coastal town of Rovinj and the old mining town of Labin. …read more about to Istria…
Slovenian Coast (Piran and Koper)
Perfect holidays always include some of the most beautiful beaches and coastlines that will freshen up your mind and body. The Slovenia coastline is a stretch of 46 km running between Italy and Croatia. Koper home the only port of Slovenia. The town offers traditional cuisine served with local wine with the conventional Mediterranean touch and beautiful sightseeing’s. The Piran beach lies on the peninsula heading into the Adriatic Sea. The beach is different as you will not find much sand but concrete path along the seaside. The town of Piran offers an exciting combination of Austrian and Venetian architecture which can be witnessed from afar. Other must-visit beaches include the Portoroz beach, Mesecev Zaliv Beach, Mestna beach and the Izola beach. …read more about day tours to Piran…
The Soca valley is the prime location of outdoor activities in Slovenia. Every step in the valley takes you closer to nature and you get to discover the gems of Slovenia. The valley is the main outdoor activities location of the country so be ready to bump into several adventures seeking souls. Visit the Memorial church of the holy spirit, a beautiful memorial of the first world war. Your next destination in the valley should be the Tolmin Gorges, the serene enterance to the Triglav National Park. Another beautiful attraction of the valley is The Great Gorge of River Soca. It is a tourist hotspot because of its scenic beauty and the colors offered by nature. The Kozjak waterfall is considered to be the most admirable cascade in the country. The water gushes into a cave, creating a pond with water falling from the dark sky. The valley also offers sports like kayaking, swimming, hiking, bird’s eye view with parachutes and the longest zip line of Europe. You can also enjoy a bike tour around the smooth patches of the valley. …read more about day tours to Soča valley…
There are several day trip options from the city of Trieste. As it is located in close proximity with Slovenia and Croatia, you will get to discover the whole country easily. There are so many options available to reach your favorite destination.