Trieste HolidaysItaly
Trieste sits at the far northeastern corner of Italy, sharing a border with Slovenia. One of the oldest ports of the Adriatic Sea, it served in a position of power during the history of the region. It's also the home of the Grotta Gigante, the largest tourist cave in the …

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How to get to Trieste

Here's what you need to know about getting to Trieste. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Trieste takes 4 hours, 20 minutes.

When to go to Trieste

Typical Holiday Price

£580 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Trieste varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

November

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November is the cheapest month to go to Trieste.

Where to stay in Trieste

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Trieste, according to other travellers.

Reviews of Trieste

Manuela Nadin
Manuela NadinPadua
13/06/2012

Trieste is Trieste! A splendid city between the sea and the mountains. If you arrive by car and skip the first highway exit you wiil have the opportunity to see it from above, a really enchanting view, trieste is not so big however its important buildings make it be. Peoplefrom trieste like spending their free time at the sea, so theytake the opportunity of catching a little sun even where there is not properly a beach but only rocks in front of the sea.

Sherril M
Sherril M
05/01/2016

Only a short train ride from San Dona di Piave North is Trieste - a city and seaport in northeastern Italy just across the border from Croatia.In fact you can take a passenger ferry across to Croatia from Trieste. PASSENGER FERRIES to Rovinj and Pula from late June to early September, run by Trieste Lines. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia, which lies almost immediately south and east of the city. Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures. In 2009, it had a population of about 205,000[1] and it is the capital of the autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the Province of Trieste. Trieste was one of the oldest parts of the Habsburg Monarchy. In the 19th century, it was the most important port of one of the Great Powers of Europe. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (after Vienna, Budapest, and Prague). In the fin-de-siecle period, it emerged as an important hub for literature and music. It underwent an economic revival during the 1930s, and Trieste was an important spot in the struggle between the Eastern and Western blocs after the Second World War. Today, the city is in one of the richest regions of Italy, and has been a great centre for shipping, through its port (Port of Trieste), shipbuilding and financial services. In 2012, LonelyPlanet.com listed the city of Trieste as the world's most underrated travel destination.

Thomas
Thomas
01/10/2014

Only a short train ride from San Dona di Piave North is Trieste - a city and seaport in northeastern Italy just across the border from Croatia.In fact you can take a passenger ferry across to Croatia from Trieste. PASSENGER FERRIES to Rovinj and Pula from late June to early September, run by Trieste Lines. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia, which lies almost immediately south and east of the city. Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures. In 2009, it had a population of about 205,000[1] and it is the capital of the autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the Province of Trieste. Trieste was one of the oldest parts of the Habsburg Monarchy. In the 19th century, it was the most important port of one of the Great Powers of Europe. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (after Vienna, Budapest, and Prague). In the fin-de-siecle period, it emerged as an important hub for literature and music. It underwent an economic revival during the 1930s, and Trieste was an important spot in the struggle between the Eastern and Western blocs after the Second World War. Today, the city is in one of the richest regions of Italy, and has been a great centre for shipping, through its port (Port of Trieste), shipbuilding and financial services. In 2012, LonelyPlanet.com listed the city of Trieste as the world's most underrated travel destination.

Rachel S
Rachel SBerlin
31/08/2014

Walking through a labyrinth of hilly streets overlooking the azure Adriatic sea, I could not initially tell that Trieste used to be the fourth largest city in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Despite visiting on the finale of the World Cup in 2014, I sensed a sleepy summertime vibe, with neatly dressed sun worshippers dipping into decadent gelato or imbibing Trieste´s sweet alcoholic specialty, Aperol, on sprawling cafe patios. But a closer look at Trieste, situated only 70 kilometers from Venice and tucked into the Slovenian coast, revealed a multifaceted history of the unassuming city. Occupied by Romans, Habsburgs, Mussolini’s regime, Germans and Allied Forces, it was finally returned to Italy in 1954. This city has a fascinating history and culture, and despite being situated less than two hours from Venice, is often off the well-worn Italian tourism path. Visit if you can, and also see under-visited Slovenia, only a half hour drive away.

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