Trieste / Italy
Trieste is located in the north-east of Italy on the Adriatic coast. The port is one of the most important eastern ports in Italy, since it is a transit point especially for goods from Austria. Trieste was even Austrian until the beginning of the 20th century. However, the city was founded by the Romans as "Tergeste". Until today, the old harbor is one of the city's sights. There are no outstanding buildings in Trieste, but some of the buildings in the city from all periods have been preserved and the cityscape is overall very appealing.
Near the port there are e.g. the Town Hall, an imposing building from 1876 and the Old Stock Exchange in the Art Nouveau style. To the east the Teatro Romano, which dates back to the 2nd century.
Remarkable is also the Castle Hill, which can be reached via a footpath through a park. Here you will find the Cathedral of San Giusto and the castle by the same name with museum. Other churches are located in the south and north of the city. Also recommended are the Nautical Museum and the Risorgimento Museum.