Trieste in north-eastern Italy was once the main port for the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and, with Slovenia and Croatia in close proximity; it offers holidaymakers a surprisingly different take on stereotypical Italy. The utterly majestic Piazza Unità d'Italia, which acts as Trieste’s central square, is as good a place as any to start your holiday. So grab a coffee to go and marvel at the exquisite 19th century architecture. Trieste also boasts Europe’s biggest tourist cave, Grotta Gigante, and the Cave of Trebiciano, which links up with Slovenia and was what the Roman’s referred to as ‘the world of the dead’. Add neoclassical architecture, Roman ruins and castles to the mix, and it is easy to see why Treiste is one of Italy’s true gems.
Renting holiday accommodation in Trieste
You have made the right choice by renting a self-catering holiday home with HouseTrip; not only will you save money by not forking out on one of the more expensive hotels in the region, but you will also be granted greater freedom to schedule your day as you wish, as well as make the most of extra privacy and amenities like a kitchen and washing machine. HouseTrip boasts can array of self-catering apartments, villas and houses to rent in Trieste, with something to match your individual desires waiting just a few clicks away.
Where to stay in Trieste
Following a day looking around the main attractions of Trieste, you can visit one of the top restaurants in the city, many of which have an emphasis on seafood given the coastal location, or simply pick up the catch of the day from a market and make your way back to your trendy central apartment to cook up a feast. HouseTrip offers city centre apartments in Trieste in a range of sizes, catering for couples, groups of friends and the whole family. If your idea of an idyllic stay in Italy is keeping your time in the tourist area in moderation, with a high emphasis on sunbathing on the coast and quiet time with the whole family, then consider a suburban Trieste Villa or even a luxurious property a few miles out of town right on the beach.
Trieste with the family
In addition to exploring the aforementioned caves, castles and ruins, Trieste also offers modern art at the Revoltella Museum, in addition to the Civico Orto Botanico di Trieste botanical gardens. You may feel it is important to educate your kids on the significance of recent history in the region with a trip to Risiera di San Sabba, which acted as the only Italian Nazi concentration camp. Trieste is actually much closer to many cities and towns in Slovenia and Croatia than it is to those in its own country, so daytrips across the border are easily doable. Although the influence of these country’s has undoubtedly rubbed off on Trieste, it is fascinating to discover just how culturally diverse somewhere a matter of miles away can be.