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Cities on the Beach: The Best of Trieste

These are the most beautiful addresses in Italy's vibrant port city!

6 July 2021

In Trieste, a relaxed atmosphere meets urban life with a holiday feel. Because what distinguishes the city from other large port cities is the access to the sea that local people have, both in terms of their attitude to life and in real terms. But nature lovers also get their money's worth: the largest show cave in the world, the "Grotta Gigante", is located in the nearby town of Sgonico and is well worth a visit. Its total length is 380 meters, the depth 160 meters.

Here are the most beautiful places of the italian Port city that you should definitely have seen once! 

Best of Trieste

Whether restaurant, shops or dream beaches: The Italian port city has everything to offer what you need on vacation!

The best restaurants

Le Terrazze

Strada Costiera 22, 34151 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 2247033

Simply let the view wander - from the plate to far beyond the edge of the plate: The most beautiful view, paired with epicurean delicacies, can be enjoyed in the restaurant "Le Terrazze". You can look from Grado to Istria and have delicacies brought to you, such as the filet of Friulian Pezzata Rossa - cooked at low temperature and served with potatoes Trieste style. Tip: Be sure to make a reservation!

Dinner with a view! The exclusive restaurant spoils its guests with the best view and finest food.


Via dei Burlo, 1c, 34123 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 260 6699

Inconspicuous, but proven: The restaurant "Salvagente" is considered the best house in town and was long kept as an insider tip. The osteria right on the harbor in the heart of the city serves only local fish. From Wednesdays to Sundays, Marco Munari serves "mainly fish from the Gulf of Trieste and the northern Adriatic: monkfish, sole, mullet, spider crab, octopus, red mullet and sardines".

A real insider tip in Trieste!

The best shop


Riva Tommaso Gulli, 1, 34123 Trieste TS, Italy
Tel: +39 040 2465701

A stone's throw from Osteria Salvagente is Eataly, a 3,000m2 store that extends over three floors and claims to stock everything Italy has to offer in the way of delicacies. It's a matter of honour that you can try them right away!

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The best beach

Here the opinions of the locals are divided, everyone has his special place. The fact is: the Miramare city beach is particularly picturesque, because it has a view of the castle.

The city beach of Trieste is and remains the most beautiful!

The best hotels

Hollmann Trieste

Str. Costiera, 128, 34151 Trieste TS, Italy
Tel: +4357778300

The private residence of the small but very fine hotel chain Hollmann enchants superficially with its location directly on the sea, and at second glance with the lovingly curated furnishings and smart architecture. The stone house has its own private beach and all the advantages of absolute seclusion. One week from € 3540.

Here guests can enjoy their complete privacy.

Grand Hotel Duchi d'Aosta

Piazza Unità d'Italia, 2/1, 34121 Trieste TS, Italy
Tel: +39 040 7600011

Harry's Piccolo" in the "Grand Hotel Duchi d'Aosta" can currently look forward to a second Michelin star. But the venerable house was already a magnet before that. The hotel's own pastry shop invites passers-by to sample the delicacies, and hotel guests return again and again due to the sheer splendor of the Grand Hotel, which has been considered the city's top address since 1873.

The luxury hotel also scores with a star cuisine!

Credit: Adobe Stock,, Roberto Pastrovicchio, Matteo Lavazza Seranto, optional

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Summer 2021.

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