Trieste, Italy is a pleasant, beautiful city with mixed cultural influences, thanks to its proximity to Slovenia. Located between sea and mountain in northern Italy, the city is known worldwide for having an incredible calendar of cultural activities throughout the year, and for having hosted artists such as James Joyce, Italo Svevo, Ernest Hemingway and Umberto Saba.
Trieste has a special charm; an air of history is enjoyed in any of its many cafes while admiring the sea, and having a glass of prosecco while you practice Italian.
In Trieste, Italy you must get lost for a while in its historic center. Cobbled stones, narrow streets and interesting architecture will enrapture you. It is a place where the modern Italy meets the ancient Roman Empire. Trieste is kept alive and is particularly distinguished, because the city has carefully preserved its historical sites. Today you can share the memories of times past just by taking a walk.
Lovers of music and theater are attracted to the city. There is an agenda full of festivals of international stature throughout the year. In addition, those who love art can enjoy the variety of museums. And it is worth the visit to the historic cafes where Joyce, Svevo and Hemingway spent long hours.
Remember to enjoy the typical local gastronomy. There is a great influence of Austrian and Slovenian cuisines, where pork is one of the main ingredients. Italian pastas, cheese and sauces are enhanced with the variety. You also must have some pasticceria to enjoy some sweets from the area.
From Trieste it is very easy to escape for a weekend to visit other cities of Italy like Venice and Verona, or to take advantage of the close proximity to discover countries like Slovenia and Croatia, which are both quite close to the city.
Istituto Venezia proposes 6 top experiences in Trieste, Italy
“One of the most important, and profoundly beautiful synagogues in Italy”
Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia
“Italy’s largest sea-facing piazza”
Castello di Miramare
“The fanciful neo-Gothic home of the Archduke Maximilian of Austria with stunning views”
Bagni comunali Lanterna
“The legendary Trieste beach, a must see”
“A neighbourhood of beaches and long promenades”
Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba
“An Italian concentration camp musem”
Discover Trieste and learn Italian at the same time!
Since 2005, Istituto Venezia has offered in depth Italian classes in the city of Trieste. The school focuses on the four main communication tools – oral comprehension, writing, reading and conversation – in groups and/or individual courses, which are perfectly suited to the needs of each student.
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We offer combined Italian courses in different locations. You can start your Italian course in Istituto Venezia, Venice and Trieste, and continue in one of our partner schools in Milan, Florence and Rome.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more details about our discounts for combined courses!
Going to Italy is like a feast for all five senses. It has a rich history of famous artists, actors, and explorers, and it is an expressive culture with deep familial and ancient roots.
Millions of people travel to Italy just to hear one of the most beautiful languages ever spoken. Though Italian is considered a Romance language due to its ties to the Roman Empire, many people consider Italian a romantic language for other reasons.