Trieste and Miramare castle

Outside Venice… Trieste

Trieste and Miramare castle

Miramare castle

Overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, it is located a few kilometers north of the capital. Miramare is the Italianized form of the original Miramar... Derived from the Spanish “mirar el mar”, as Maximilian of Habsburg visiting the promontory that hosts it, was inspired by the memory of Spanish castles facing the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean. In the park is also the castelletto, a smaller building that acted as a residence for the couple. Built during the construction of the castle itself, but that became in fact a prison for Carlotta, when he lost his reason after the murder of her husband in Mexico. Inside, the castle is divided into numerous rooms. castle of miramare in trieste   This castle was fatal for those who lived there: Maximilian of Hapsburg left to encircle the imperial crown of Mexico and died there. Amadeus left for the Empire of Ethiopia of which he was viceroy and died in captivity. At the easternmost region of Italy, there is a small strip of land that borders with Slovenia.


Due to its proximity to other nations and regions, Trieste has been influenced over the years by various other cultures and civilizations. The city has a current population of 204,000 and is one of this richest economical places in Italy due to its extensive port and commercial shipping trade.

Trieste Harbour

  Practically the entire coastline next to Trieste is occupied by either the public harbour or the commercial shipping operations – These two parts of the city offer some truly fantastic and interesting sights. Trieste, piazza Italia

Piazza Unita Italia

This colossal square lies at the forefront of the historic old town and faces out towards the Adriatic Sea. Due to its immense size, the Piazza Unita italia is the largest square situated next to the sea in Europe.
Trieste Roman Theatre
Trieste has a long and celebrated history and throughout the city there are various remnants of bygone eras. One such relic is the Roman Amphitheatre that is located on the Via del Teatro Romano. In the centre of the historic old town and only a stone’s throw from the Piazza Unita Italia. This ancient structure is in a fantastic condition. The original seating and stage area is still visible together with various columns and walls. When walking through the city of Trieste, this theatre is a must see and is a fine example of Roman architecture.

Castle of St Giusto

Located next to Trieste Cathedral, the Castle of Saint Giusto is an ancient structure that has stood for many years and is one of the cities icons. This structure now serves as a museum and created in the 15th century by the Hapsburgs. Built on the Capitoline Hill, the castle has a commanding view over the city and has an extremely strategic location. Today, the castle stands in fine condition and it is possible to climb up to the top of the tower for amazing panoramic views of Trieste and its ports. giant cave

Giant cave

To the north west of Trieste approximately 20 minutes by car is the Grotta Gigante. Its central cavern is over 100m high, 65m wide and 130m long which makes it one of the largest tourist caves in the world. If you visit this cave, ensure to take a jacket as the underground temperatures are not favourable! Ask for a tour!