How people-watching will make you a better photographer
If you like people-watching and architecture, then Trieste is the city for you. Bordering with Slovenia – signs are in both Italian and Slovene languages – it is a cultural and historical gem but also an industrial city with large docks on the Adriatic coast.
The castle where it's still 1923
Trieste’s famous melancholy reaches its zenith in the nearby village of Duino. Dominated by its 14th-century castle – the historic home of the Austro-Hungarian Thurn und Taxis family – the whole town feels in thrall to its aristocratic past.
Trieste is not a dying city
You see them sitting in the early evening by the canal, under the statue of James Joyce, or else in the heart of Trieste's Piazza dell’Unita, where the sea meets the square.
Not real Italian food? Don’t tell them here!
The Adriatic doesn’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to Italian fare. “It’s not real Italian,” many of my Roman friends say of the north.
Where the missing fourth side is the best
Piazza dell’Unita is the beating Austro-Hungarian heart of Trieste.
Melancholy in Trieste, the forgotten city of Italy
“This is a dying city,” says Matteo. We have been sitting for hours at a pizzeria in one of Trieste’s hidden squares, a labyrinth of turns away from the waterfront that dwarfs the city’s western edge.
The world’s quietest revolution
It’s the independence movement you’ve probably never heard of.
An Italian place apart
Hello Trieste, with its unique position on the coast of the Adriatic looking west to the rest of Italy. Thanks to its centuries as part of the Astro-Hungarian Empire, the city enjoys many other differences – both social, cultural and historical – that set it apart from the Italian mainland.