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Our structure is next to the city centre. In less than 5 minutes on foot you can reach Piazza Oberdan, one of the main squares of Trieste and a key hub for the public transport of the city. This square is also known as the terminus of the panoramic Opicina Tramway, which connects Trieste to the town of Opicina.
By proceeding upon the pedestrian via Trenta Ottobre it only takes a few minutes to access the Piazza di Sant’Antonio Nuovo, where you will find the Church of Sant’Antonio Taumaturgo, the main religious building of the Teresiano district and of the centre of Trieste.
In front of the Church is the Grand Canal of Trieste, a navigable canal flanked by many bars and restaurants. We recommend exploring this area if you want to visit the Serbian Orthodox Church, admire the statue of James Joyce and enjoy an aperitif by the seaside.
We recommend crossing the canal on the so-called “Ponte curto” and walking down via Cassa di Risparmio, which will lead you to the most crowded pedestrian street of the city: via San Nicolò, where you will find many shops, bars and restaurants. Furthermore, at the crossroads between via San Nicolò and via Dante Alighieri, you will find the famous statue of Umberto Saba, erected near the bookstore and cafe the writer used to visit.
If you continue to walk down via Cassa di Risparmio, you will reach Piazza della Borsa, the location of the Chamber of Commerce headquarters. Right next to this piazza, you will finally access the heart of the city of Trieste: Piazza Unità d’Italia.
A rectangular square, the piazza opens onto the Gulf of Trieste on one side and is surrounded by many historical and public buildings. Among these are the headquarters of many relevant institutions: the Trieste Town Hall, the headquarters of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Council and the city prefecture. The square covers a total surface of 12.280 sq m and is the largest square in Europe looking onto the sea.
By proceeding past Piazza Unità, you will enter the historical centre of the city, which consists of three districts: Cavana, San Giusto and the ancient Jewish Ghetto. Cavana is a completely pedestrian area, featuring narrow and sometimes steep alleys, and dominated by via and piazza Cavana.
The San Giusto district, where you will find the Cathedral, ancient Roman ruins and the fortress. Pictured, from above: Piazza Cavana and Piazza Barbacan
The Jewish Ghetto of Trieste is located behind Piazza Unità d’Italia. It consists of a network of narrow alleys filled with stores, antique shops and bookstores.