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Piazza Unità d'Italia Tours

Piazza Unità d'Italia
Trieste’s magnificent Piazza Unità d'Italia (Unity of Italy Square, also known as Piazza Grande), facing the Adriatic Sea, is one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. This large open space—the largest seafront square in Europe—lined with sumptuous 19th- and 20th-century palaces and historic cafés, is the very heart of the city.

The Basics
The palaces around Trieste’s main square now house City Hall, the headquarters of the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and the prefecture. There are also a number of literary cafés on the square—most famously the Caffè degli Specchi, dating from 1839 and a favorite haunt of Joyce, Kafka, and Italo Svevo—and the elegant 18th-century Fountain of the Four Continents in the center. 

For an in-depth exploration of the square, join a private tour to discover Trieste that also hits  nearby highlights like the Castle of San Giusto and Miramare Castle (Castello di Miramare).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The center of Trieste is compact, but be sure to wear comfortable shoes if joining a walking tour.
  • Since the square is closed to traffic, it's a relaxing spot for a stroll with kids.
  • As one of the main ports for coffee imports in Europe, Trieste has a strong coffee culture, and the square is crowded with vibrant cafés. 
  • Piazza Unità d'Italia is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
Trieste is located in northern Italy, just across the border from Slovenia, and makes an easy day trip from Venice. Centrally located Piazza Unita d'Italia is a short walk from the train station.

When to Get There
The best time of day to visit the square is after sunset, when it twinkles with lights and offers lovely views over the Gulf of Trieste. The square hosts a pretty Christmas market in December.

The Square as Concert Hall
Piazza Unità d'Italia has been a venue for a number of large rock concerts, including international acts like Iron Maiden and Green Day as well as Italian stars including Franco Battiato.
Address: Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia, Trieste, Italy
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Discover Trieste on Foot

Explore Trieste at your own pace with this private guided walking tour. Learn about the history, culture, and art of the city in this tour that can be customized according to your interests. A local guide leads this stroll through Trieste, often called Vienna by the Sea, including both top landmarks and off the beaten path streets frequented by residents.
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Walking Tours

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Walking Tour

It’s a new way of thinking about a Tour,on an experiential level and immersion in the local reality!The aim is to offer, in the short time of one hour, a wealth of authentic local culture to the traveller,through the locals, the stories and anecdotes of the city.Our free Walking Tour represents the experience of a guided tour along a historical-architectural itinerarymade accessible to all, through the knowledge and eyes of those who, Trieste, live it every day.
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Sailing Trips

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Beautiful Trieste from the sea wonderfull tour

It will be a relaxing sailing experience in the Gulf of Trieste.We will organize everything to start our navigation according to the direction and intensity of the wind.We will sail on a special boat, which will give you excellent hospitality and a feeling of relaxation, where swimming and snorkeling is a great experience thanks to the crystal clear water that characterizes the area. During sailing, you will be instructed on the basic principles of sailing, on how a sailboat works and on the function and use of different maneuvers; you will be invited to actively participate in the conduct of the boat (sails adjustment, turns etc.) and moreover you will admire breathtaking landscapes. If we are lucky, we will see dolphins or some weights!
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Audio Guided Tours

Trieste Bus Tour with Audio Guide

The port town of Trieste is known for its scenic waterfront, historic monuments, and lively piazzas. This hop-on hop-off bus tour is ideal for first-time visitors, offering the convenience of a guided tour but the flexibility of independent sightseeing. Valid for 24 hours, you can stay on-board and listen to the audio commentary, or jump off at any of the 16 stops to visit sights such as Venezia Square, Miramare Castle, and the Grande Canal.
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Cultural Tours

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Official tourist guide in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Together we will visit the ancient Roman part of the capital Trieste, the medieval part, the Hapsburg part passing along excavations, churches, squares, palaces and large cafes.
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Lunch in three countries from Portoroz ( Croatia, Slovenia and Italy)

This tour make unique, that you will eat lunch in three countries. Maybe you have not eaten yet.1st country Croatia (starters)Bobiči (this is the typical Istrian minestrone with vegetables and pieces of ham) ... a glass of wine will definitely be on the table. The appetizer will be in the smallest city in the world, so says the Guiness Book of Records. HUM retained the image of the early medieval city. 2nd country Slovenia (main dish)Visit to the inn in Rodik, located on the Karst and not far from Lipica stud-farm. Here we will eat the national Slovenian gourmet lunch. After lunch we will continue to Lipica. From the outside we will see the terrains of the oldest stud farm in Europe from 1580.3rd country Italy ( coffee)The end of lunch will be in Italy, precisely in the city of coffee – Trieste, on it's Unity Square. We will drink great coffee and then we will slowly take it back to Portoroz.
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Ljubljana day trip to Lunch in three countries from Ljubljana at 10:45 am

1st country Croatia (starters)Bobiči (this is the typical Istrian minestrone with vegetables and pieces of ham) ... a glass of wine will definitely be on the table. The appetizer will be in the smallest city in the world, so says the Guiness Book of Records. All this is on the area of 100 x 30 meters.2nd country Slovenia (main dish)Visit to the inn in Rodik, located on the Karst and not far from Lipica stud-farm. Here we will eat the national Slovenian lunch, consisting of prosciutto, cheese and home-made bread, homemade gnocchi with meat and salad. After lunch we will continue to Lipica. From the outside we will see the terrains of the oldest stud farm in Europe from 1580, where a unique breed of horses are kept, the famous Lipizzaners. 3rd country Italy (coffee)The end of lunch will be in Italy, precisely in the city of coffee – Trieste, on it's Unity Square.
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Lunch in three countries from Piran

This tour make unique, that you will eat lunch in three countries. Maybe you have not eaten yet.1st country Croatia (starters)Bobiči (this is the typical Istrian minestrone with vegetables and pieces of ham) ... a glass of wine will definitely be on the table. The appetizer will be in the smallest city in the world, so says the Guiness Book of Records. HUM retained the image of the early medieval city. 2nd country Slovenia (main dish)Visit to the inn in Rodik, located on the Karst and not far from Lipica stud-farm. Here we will eat the national Slovenian gourmet  lunch. After lunch we will continue to Lipica. From the outside we will see the terrains of the oldest stud farm in Europe from 1580.3rd country Italy ( coffee)The end of lunch  will be in Italy, precisely in the city of coffee – Trieste, on it's Unity Square. We will  drink great coffee and then  we will slowly take it back to Portoroz.
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Dining Experiences

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Michelin-starred dining in the heart of Trieste

The starred restaurant is the highest expression of the service and cuisine we offer: the raw material of excellent quality, the refinement of the dishes, in taste and form, the accentuation of contrasts. The service is personalized and pampers guests from the beginning to the end of the meal. The mis en place is built at the moment, to give importance to every single element.7-course tasting menu:SEA SALAD 2.0: Endivia, oysters, sea bass, green apple, celery, smoked sesameTHE TOAST: Scampi and chicken toast, wasabi mayonnaise, dill herb saladIL TORTELLO: Tortello with eggplant parmigiana, buffalo ricotta, candied tomato, fried basilTHE RISOTTO: Risotto with tomato water, capers, basil, anchovies, planktonTHE ROMBO: Rombo, asparagus, green apple, broad beans, peas, celery, parsley, teriyaki turbot sauceLAMB: Lamb, chamomile, goat's milk, morels, agrettiYOUGURT AND RED FRUITS: yogurt and lime ganache, creamy red fruits, crunchy shortcrust, mint meringue, raspberry sorbet
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Habsburg Trieste: private walking tour with a local guide

Explore Trieste with your own private guide on a walking tour that features the history of the Habsburg Dynasty in this northeastern city in Italy. You’ll see Habsburg landmarks in plazas and squares throughout Trieste, which was once the fourth largest city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and an important port for the Mediterranean region.
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Dining Experiences

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Gourmet lunch menu in Piazza Unità in Trieste

The passion for food that expresses our menu and that we want to share with you is made of falling in love and love. It is the pleasure of knowing, we and you, that eating is a pleasure for the palate, and also a matter of the heart.The gastronomic experience that takes you to the table in a unique location: Piazza Unità d'Italia in Trieste.In the most exclusive restaurant of the city you can enjoy a la carte lunch by choosing a three-course menu that will include three dishes including appetizer, first course, second course or dessert.You will have the opportunity to accompany the dishes with the best wines of the Karst of Trieste and the Italian and Slovenian Collio, chosen for you by the sommelier.The restaurant, simple and informal, offers some great classics of Italian cuisine, revisited according to the chef's philosophy.
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Cultural Tours

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The highlights of Trieste - Walking Tour

Discover the wonders of Trieste's historic center on a 2-hour walking tour.A tour among the streets full of art and culture of a city that keeps the mittel-european charme.Two hours of guided tour to discover the spirit of a "city with a thousand faces". You will discover the symbolic places of the Roman and Hapsburg Trieste.Tuesday-Wednesdays-Saturday and Sunday: guided tour in Italian.Tuesday and Saturday: guided tour in English.Wednesdays and Sunday: guided tour in German.Canal Grande area, continues to the Serbian-Orthodox church and Sant'Antonio nuovo church.Umberto Saba statue, Roman amphitheater, Jewish district, Borsa's square.Unità d'Italia square, Riccardo's arch, Old town.Svevo statue and Revoltella museum.
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