Trieste Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)

Coastal pictureEach year, Trieste enjoys a regular stream of visitors, who arrive to enjoy the attractions of the Adriatic coastline. Trieste has long been a thriving port city and as such played an important part in the Roman Empire.

A buzzing cafe culture plays a big part of life in Trieste and many popular coffee shops regularly spill out onto the pavements around the public squares, such as both the Piazza Sant Antonio and also the Piazza della Repubblica. Bars, restaurants and galleries are also never far from hand, while at night, the nightlife is generally centred around the beaches. The nearby town of Sistiana is close to Trieste and also known for its seafront cafes and bars. Travel tips are shown below.

Rooftop photo of the city centre

Useful Contact Details

The city of Trieste is home to two main tourist offices, located on the Via Rossini and also at the Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia, off the Via San Sebastiano and next to the Piazza Verdi.

Those looking for left luggage services will find them at either the bus station on the Piazza delle Libertà, or at the adjacent train station.

Regional Tourist Office
Address: Via Rossini 6, Trieste, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 040 36 52 48

Trieste Tourist Office
Address: Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia 4b, Trieste, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 040 347 83 12

SmileNet (Internet Access)
Address: Piazza dello Squero Vecchio, Trieste, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 040 322 02 04

Photo of the City Hall

Language and Dialect

Italian is a particularly historic language and many tourists visiting Trieste choose to speak a few simple Italian phrases. For many, an Italian phrasebook is invaluable and an important part of their day to day holiday. A local dialect known as 'Friulian' is also spoken within the region.

Coastal view showing yachts

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