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History and art Museums

Historic houses and museums that tell the history
  • Revoltella Museum Revoltella Museum The Revoltella Museum is an important modern art gallery that developed from an institution founded in 1872 by Baron Pasquale Revoltella (1795-1869), who bequeathed his palace and art collection to the city of Trieste.  read more >
  • Carlo Schmidl Theatrical Museum Carlo Schmidl Theatrical Museum Created in December 1924 as desired by the music publisher, dealer and collector Carlo Schmidl (1859-1943). read more >
  • Diego de Henriquez War Museum for Peace Diego de Henriquez War Museum for Peace The Henriquez collection of approximately 15,000 inventoried objects, including 2,800 weapons, 24,000 photographs, 287 diaries comprising 38,000 pages, 12,000 books, 2600 posters and leaflets, 500 prints, 470 geographical and topographical maps,... read more >
  • Museum of Oriental Art Museum of Oriental Art  The Civic Museum of Oriental Art, located near Piazza dell Unità d'Italia, is a small but delightful museum. read more >
  • San Giusto Castle San Giusto Castle San Giusto Castle stands on a hill of the same name that overlooks the city. The history of this hill is as long as that of the city itself. read more >
  • Alinari Image Museum Alinari Image Museum The emotions of photography in a hi-tech environment, to experience in first person the passage "from photograph to image".
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  • San Sabba Rice Mill – National Monument San Sabba Rice Mill – National Monument The San Sabba Rice Mill, founded as a factory for processing rice at the end of the 19th century, was the only concentration camp in Italy equipped with a crematorium.  read more >
  • Basovizza FOIBA - National Monument Basovizza FOIBA - National Monument In May 1945 this disused mine shaft was the scene of executions of Italian civilians and soldiers seized by Yugoslav occupying troops. read more >
  • “J.J. Winckelmann” antiquity museum “J.J. Winckelmann” antiquity museum Trieste's geographical position and maritime trade relations have enabled it to build a rich collection of artefacts from ancient lands extending from Egypt to Mesoamerica.  read more >
  • Lapidario Tergestino Lapidario Tergestino The sixteenth century Lalio Bastion of San Giusto Castle houses the Lapidario Tergestino, which has 130 inscriptions and sculptures illustrating the story of Roman Tergeste and its monuments, religious buildings, theatre and necropolis. read more >
  • Sartorio Museum Sartorio Museum The eighteenth-century Villa Sartorio, a refined and charming bourgeois home renovated in neoclassic style by Nicolò Pertsch in the second half of the nineteenth century, belonged to the rich Sartorio family of grain merchants until being donate... read more >
  • Morpurgo Museum Morpurgo Museum On the second floor of a majestic building that was constructed in 1875 following the designs of Giovanni Berlam and commissioned by the brothers Carlo Marco and Giacomo Morpurgo, there is a flat of approximately 600 m2 that Mario Morpurgo de Ni... read more >
  • Museum of National History Museum of National History The Civic Museum of National History in Trieste is a small but interesting museum. read more >
  • Risorgimento Museum and Oberdan Memorial Risorgimento Museum and Oberdan Memorial The Fighter's House by Umberto Nordio, built on the site of the Austrian barracks where Guglielmo Oberdan was executed on 20 December 1882, is home to the Risorgimento Museum. read more >
  • Postal and Telegraphic Museum of Central Europe Postal and Telegraphic Museum of Central Europe The museum, housed in Trieste's historic Palazzo delle Poste, was designed by Austrian architect Friedrich Setz, inaugurated in 1894 and opened to the public in 1997.  read more >
  • Railway Museum Railway Museum The tracks of this former railway station house a thrill for almost every child in the form of steam locomotives, the ones that belch black smoke from their chimneys, and old railway wagons from the early twentieth century, some of which are sti... read more >
  • Carlo and Vera Wagner Museum of the Jewish Community in Trieste Carlo and Vera Wagner Museum of the Jewish Community in Trieste The Carlo and Vera Wagner Museum of the Jewish Community in Trieste is located in a building that holds particular historical importance for the city of Trieste.  read more >
  • Museum of the Civilization of Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia The Museum of the Civilization of Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia The Museum of the Civilization of Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia is a testament to the Italian culture that existed in these lands
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