Guided Tours

Discover Trieste with guided tours of TurismoFVG
Mosaic of cultures: the multi-religious heart of Trieste
Mosaico di culture: Trieste multireligiosa
One of the characteristics of Trieste is its cosmopolitan nature: its history is a clear example. The free port was established in 1719, and the city then embraced all ethnic and religious minorities that wanted to settle there.

This tour will take you to see the many communities that have settled in Trieste and enriched the heart of the city.

The Austro-Hungarian Empire called the non-Catholic communities many small "nations". Over the years, they have made roots, developed, changed and successfully built and rebuilt new relations, giving rise to a happy atmosphere, where diversity has become a sign of peaceful co-existence.

From 7 to 28 October 2019
on 7, 9, 14, 21, 28 October at 2.30 pm
Trieste bridge between East and West: the Oriental Arts Museum
ts ponte d'oriente
The Oriental Arts Museum is dedicated to relations between Trieste and the East during the 18th and 19th century.
It hosts a collection of arts, memories and travel objects, weapons, musical instruments and various types of testimonies, coming from the Asiatic area.

From 5 October to 3 November 2019
On 5, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 October and 2, 3 November

visit in Italian: at 1 pm
visit in English: at 2 pm

languages: Italian - English
City museum Sartorio
museo sartorio
The museum preserves a collection of precious ceramics and rich art collections, such as the important collection of Tiepolo drawings and the Triptych of Santa Chiara, a masterpiece of fourteenth-century art in Trieste.
languages: Italian - English

From 5 October to 2 November 2019, every Saturday
visit in Italian: at 2:30 pm
visit in English: at 3:30 pm

Discover Trieste
Enter into the heart of the most cosmopolitan city of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region: Trieste, from a thousand glimpses embellished by the coloured nuances of the Adriatic sea, will little by little reveal its most beautiful corners thanks to these guided tours with which you will dive into the unique atmosphere of a centre decorated with neo-classical buildings, that are art nouveau and eclectic, where Roman ruins and buildings of the Hapsburg period cohabit harmoniously.

You will discover enchanting places full of art and culture, and where religions, knowledge, science and literature meet.

From 1° to 30 October 2019
On 2, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 October: at 10.30
On 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October: at 15.30
languages: Italian - English

From 2 March 2019 to 26 January 2020
Other scheduled dates (not free)
Trieste, città d'autore
Trieste, a writers' city which still today enjoys a deep bond with the literature of the twentieth century. Join us on a literary tour in the footsteps of Umberto Saba, James Joyce and Italo Svevo, three extraordinary writers who chose Trieste either as the protagonist of their works, or as their city of adoption.

From 1 to 31 October 2019
on Thursdays at 3.30 pm
Trieste at sunset
trieste al tramonto
Enter the heart of the most cosmopolitan city in Italy: Trieste, with its many views embellished by the nuances of the Adriatic Sea, will gradually reveal its most beautiful corners to you.

From 1 October to 3 November 2019
From 1 to 13 October: at 18.00
On 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 October and 1, 2, 3 November: at 17.00

languages: Italian - English
City museum of the sea and hydrodynamic plants
Museo del mare
For the wealth of its collections, the Civico Museo del Mare (Civic Museum of the Sea) in Trieste is one of the major institutes of its kind in the Mediterranean area. A multitude of objects, including models of ships, publications, nautical charts and instruments, silverware and porcelainware are expertly displayed in the large spaces of Magazzino 26 telling the story of the company and its fleet, and about life on board large cruise ships, including meals and entertainment.

languages: Italian - English

From 4 October to 3 November 2019, every Friday and Sunday

Fraiday 11, at 5pm (only Centrale idrodinamica)
Sunday 13, at 4pm (meeting point at Magazzino 26)
from Friday 18 to Sunday 3, at 2pm

Discovering artisan workshops - From 22 June to 26 October 2019
andare per botteghe
Trieste is not only a city of coffee, a port of culture and a literary stage but also a city of crafts.
As of this summer, craftsmen will be opening the doors of their shops and will take you on a journey to discover their creations, including fabrics, paper, lamps, wood, leather and much more.

An alternative tour in the heart of the city will allow visitors to discover places, sometimes hidden, of creativity.

Calendar: info & booking
Magical Miramare
La magia di Miramare
Almost immersed in the blue of the Adriatic Sea, Miramare Castle looks like a classic fairytale castle, with its white exterior, crenellated towers and large grounds. With its overwhelming romantic atmosphere, this promontory overlooking the endless horizon conceals the secrets of a love story: the intense and tragic love of Maximilian of Habsburg, brother of the Emperor of Austria, for his wife, princess Charlotte of Belgium.

We will accompany you on this journey back in time among beautifully furnished rooms and breathtaking views of the sea: you will fall in love with it.
Trieste Walking Tour
Trieste Walking Tour
Would you like to manage your time on your own and in total freedom? With an audio guide you will discover the most beautiful places of this charming seaside city of art and culture. There are 22 stages: you can linger in all of them or just in those which inspire you the most.

Self-guided walking tours are available all year round excluding 25 December and 1 January.

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Trieste, the city of coffee
Trieste, la città del caffè
Trieste was one of the first cities in Europe with a popular habit of drinking coffee, a Turkish custom that the Austrians spread throughout the Hapsburg Empire. Since then, the inseparable combination of Trieste and coffee has become more important with the opening of the first coffee shops, family-run coffee roasting businesses and popular literary cafes, steeped in history, where writers and artists such as Umberto Saba, James Joyce and Italo Svevo hang out.

Coffee has become such an important part of Trieste's culture that you need to use a specific language when ordering one at a coffee bar.

Follow us in the multi-sensory experience to discover coffee, the Italian drink par excellence.

(the tour includes a tasting and is associated with Trieste Loves Sweets&Coffee pass)

On 24 and 31 October 2019, at 10.30