The Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia Sights

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Castello Di Duino

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This 14th-century castle, where in 1912 Rainer Maria Rilke wrote his masterpiece, the Duino Elegies , is 12 km (7½ miles) from Trieste.

Castello di San Giusto

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This hilltop castle, built between 1470 and 1630, was constructed on the ruins of the Roman town of Tergeste. Given the excellent view,...

Cattedrale di San Giusto

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Dating from the 14th century and occupying the site of an ancient Roman forum, the cathedral contains remnants of at least three previous...

Civico Museo Revoltella e Galleria d'Arte Moderna

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Founded in 1872, when the city inherited the palazzo, library, and art collection of Baron Pasquale Revoltella, a shipping magnate, the...

Civico Museo di Storia ed Arte

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On the hill near the Castello, this eclectic collection showcases statues from the Roman theater and artifacts from Egypt, Greece, and...

Grotta Gigante

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More than 300 feet high, 900 feet long, and 200 feet wide, this gigantic cave is filled with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.

Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia

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The imposing square, ringed by grandiose facades, was set out as a plaza open to the sea, like Venice's Piazza San Marco, in the late...

Piazza della Borsa

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A statue of Habsburg emperor Leopold I looks out over this square, which contains Trieste's original stock exchange, the Borsa Vecchia...

Risiera di San Sabba

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In September 1943 the Nazi occupation established Italy's only concentration camp in this rice-processing factory outside of Trieste.

San Silvestro

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This small Romanesque gem, dating from the 9th to the 12th century, is the oldest church in Trieste that's still in use and in approximately...