Get picked up at your Trieste hotel or the city's port to start your tour. Transfer to the Piazza della Libertà, where you'll see a statue dedicated to Austria's Princess Elisabeth.
Walk through the city's historic heart, hearing stories from your guide about how Trieste was a critical port to the Habsburg Empire and an incredibly wealthy one. In the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 19th century, Trieste was fourth in size behind Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.
Get back into the vehicle for the trip to the beautiful Miramare Castle on the waterfront. Each room in the castle features period furniture and décor, honoring its noble past. The building is a glorious example of the architecture of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stroll through the adjacent park to see a variety of plant species.
Back in the historic center of Trieste, see some of the city's lovely squares – Piazza Unità d'Italia, Piazza Sant'Antonia, and Piazza della Borsa. The latter features a statue of Leopold I. Visit the Theresian District, named for Empress Maria Teresa, of Austria under whom this part of town was developed. The canals here were important for the Habsburg economy.