17 Sights in Trieste, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Trieste, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in Trieste, Italy.

Sightseeing Tours in Trieste

1. Miramare Castle

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Miramare Castle is a 19th-century castle direct on the Gulf of Trieste between Barcola and Grignano in Trieste, northeastern Italy. It was built from 1856 to 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, later Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico and Empress Carlota of Mexico, based on a design by Carl Junker.

Wikipedia: Miramare Castle (EN)

2. Foiba di Basovizza / Šoht

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The so-called "foiba" of Basovizza is an artificial cavity located in the locality of Basovizza, in the municipality of Trieste, in the north-eastern area of the Karst plateau at 377 meters above sea level. Excavated at the beginning of the twentieth century for coal mining and then abandoned due to its unproductivity; was a research grant of the A. Ca.I.. Over 200 meters deep and about 4 meters wide, during the final stages of the Second World War it became a place of summary executions for prisoners, soldiers, policemen and civilians, by the Yugoslav communist partisans, first destined for the internment camps set up in Slovenia and later killed in Basovizza. A memorial has been built in memory of all the victims of the massacres in the area. In 1992 the President of the Italian Republic Oscar Luigi Scalfaro declared the well a national monument.

Wikipedia: Foiba di Basovizza (IT), Website

3. Risiera di San Sabba / Rižarna pri Sveti Soboti

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Risiera di San Sabba / Rižarna pri Sveti Soboti No machine-readable author provided. Zapping assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY 2.5

Risiera di San Sabba is a five-storey brick-built compound located in Trieste, northern Italy, that functioned during World War II as a Nazi concentration camp for the detention and killing of political prisoners, and a transit camp for Jews, most of whom were then deported to Auschwitz. SS members Odilo Globočnik and Karl Frenzel, and Ivan Marchenko are all said to have participated in the killings at this camp. The cremation facilities, the only ones built inside a concentration camp in Italy, were installed by Erwin Lambert, and were destroyed before the camp was liberated. Today, the former concentration camp operates as a civic museum.

Wikipedia: Risiera di San Sabba (EN), Website

4. Basilica di San Silvestro

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Basilica di San Silvestro

The Basilica of Christ the Saviour, also known by its ancient name of Basilica of San Silvestro, is a religious building located in Trieste, Italy. The 11th-century Romanesque basilica is the oldest preserved sacred building in the city after the early Christian basilica and since 1785 it has been owned by the Evangelical Reformed Community of the Helvetic Confession, which in 1927 had entered into an agreement with the Waldensian community for the joint use of the building by both Evangelical Reformed churches, which remained in force until 2020.

Wikipedia: Basilica del Cristo Salvatore (IT)

5. Museo del Risorgimento e sacrario di Oberdan

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Museo del Risorgimento e sacrario di Oberdan

The Risorgimento and Sacrario Museum of Oberdan is an exhibition space located in Trieste which is dedicated to the Risorgimento. His exhibitions cover a time span ranging from the uprisings of 1848 to the First World War, with particular attention to the memorabilia related to Venice-Julia. The architectural complex also includes a sacrament dedicated to Guglielmo Oberdan, patriot and exponent of the Italian Irredentismo executed in 1882 by the Austro -Hungarian authorities.

Wikipedia: Museo del Risorgimento e sacrario di Oberdan (IT), Website

6. Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi

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The Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi is an opera house located in Trieste, Italy and named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi. Privately constructed, it was inaugurated as the Teatro Nuovo to replace the smaller 800-seat "Cesareo Regio Teatro di San Pietro" on 21 April 1801 with a performance of Johann Simon Mayr's Ginevra di Scozia. Initially, the Nuovo had 1,400 seats. In 1821, it became known as the Teatro Grande.

Wikipedia: Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi (EN), Website

7. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore

The Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, better known as the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, and also known as the Baroque church of the Jesuits, is a religious building located in Trieste, in the province and diocese of Trieste; it is the seat of a parish included in the deanery of San Giusto Martire.

Wikipedia: Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Trieste (EN)

8. Chiesa di San Nicolò dei Greci

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Chiesa di San Nicolò dei Greci Wolfgang Sauber / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Greek Orthodox Church of San Nicolò dei Greci, Trieste, Italy, is a historical Greek Orthodox Church built in 1784-1787 and re designed by architect Matteo Pertsch. The building is also known as the Greek Orthodox Church of San Nicholas and Most Holy Trinity. The iconostasis was painted by Spyridon Sperantzas

Wikipedia: Greek Orthodox Church of San Nicolò dei Greci (EN)

9. Victory Lighthouse

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Victory Lighthouse Herwig Reidlinger Original uploader was M.Petrovna at de.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

Vittoria Light also known as the Victory Lighthouse, is an active lighthouse in Trieste, Italy, serving the Gulf of Trieste. It is located on the hill of Gretta, off the Strada del Friuli. At a height of 223 feet (68 m) it is one of the tallest lighthouses in the world.

Wikipedia: Vittoria Light (EN), Website

10. Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Taumaturgo

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Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Taumaturgo

The Church of Sant'Antonio Taumaturgo, is the main religious building in the Borgo Teresiano in the centre of Trieste as well as the city's largest Catholic church. It stands on a square also known as Sant’Antonio Nuovo, at the end of the Grand Canal.

Wikipedia: Sant'Antonio Taumaturgo, Trieste (EN)

11. Museo di Storia Naturale

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Museo di Storia Naturale

Civico Museo di Storia Naturale di Trieste is a natural history museum in Trieste, northern Italy. It contains several collections, including more than two millions botanical, zoological, mineralogical, geological, and paleontological specimens.

Wikipedia: Civico Museo di Storia Naturale di Trieste (EN)

12. Molo Audace

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Molo Audace

Molo Audace is a pier located on the shores of Trieste, Italy right in the centre of the city, a few steps from Piazza Unità d'Italia and the Grand Canal. It separates the San Giorgio basin from the San Giusto basin of the Old Port.

Wikipedia: Molo Audace (EN)

13. Politeama Rossetti

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Politeama Rossetti

Politeama Rossetti is an Italian theatre situated in the city of Trieste. With over 60 shows scheduled each season, running from October to June, its stage shows include plays, musicals, ballet, dance and rock concerts.

Wikipedia: Politeama Rossetti (EN), Website

14. Museo Sartorio

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Museo Sartorio

The Civico Museo Sartorio is a museum in Trieste, northern Italy. Set in an urban villa, it exhibits ceramics, majolica, porcelain and pictures, typical equipment of Trieste's villas at the end of the 19th century.

Wikipedia: Museo Sartorio (EN), Website

15. Museo Revoltella - Galleria d'arte moderna

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Museo Revoltella - Galleria d'arte moderna

The Revoltella Museum is a modern art gallery founded in Trieste, Italy, in 1872 by Baron Pasquale Revoltella. The baron, after he left his house to the city and all the works, furniture and books it contained.

Wikipedia: Revoltella Museum (EN), Website

16. Ruderi del Castello di Moncolano

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Ruderi del Castello di Moncolano L'utente che ha caricato in origine il file è stato Slaučeč di Wikipedia in italiano / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Castle of Moncolano or Torre di Prosecco is located in Italy in the municipality of Trieste, near the cemetery of the Contovello district, overlooking the sea, immediately above the Miramare Castle.

Wikipedia: Castello di Moncolano (IT)

17. Civico Museo del Mare

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Civico Museo del Mare

The Museum of the Sea is a historic Trieste museum founded in 1904, which houses a vast collection of documents and objects that tell the story of the port and maritime activity of the city of Trieste.

Wikipedia: Museo del mare (Trieste) (IT)

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