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Easily reachable from Falisia
Set along the Gulf of Trieste, Falisia is within easy reach of both Trieste and Venice, bordering Croatia and Slovenia. The hotel is just minutes from the city of Trieste where such famous poets as Saba, Joyce and Svevo lived. Its unique atmosphere is attributed to a blend of diverse cultures reflected in cuisine and heritage evident in the theaters and museums.
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The capital of the region
You should not miss the capital of the region. During its centenary history, it has experienced the influence of Italian, Austrian and Slavic culture. Many people consider it a 'little Vienna'. Experience the elegance of the Austrian Empire with a splendid view on the Adriatic Sea.
Stroll through the pedestrian zone in Cavana, taste a real coffee, admire and learn more about Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia, Europe’s largest square with an open side to the sea.
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The best of Trieste and surroundings
SAN CANZIANO GROTTOS
Famous for one of the deepest underground canyons, this cave is part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1986. Don’t miss the charming village of Staniel in the surroundings and relax in a Slovenian wine cave.
Enjoy a cultural experience at the opera house in Trieste named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi, and admire the architecture which reflects Venice's La Fenice on the inside and Milan's La Scala on the outside.
The Roman theater of Trieste is located at the foot of the hill of San Giusto. It was built between the first and second centuries AD at which time the theater was located by the sea, whereas today it stands in the city center.
Discover the third city of the Roman Empire. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the main archeological sites in Northern Italy. Do not miss the mosaics in the ancient basilica of Aquilei in an exceptional conservation status.
GRADO AND ISOLA DI BARBANA
Once mainly a fishing center and today a popular tourist destination, this island is known commonly as L'Isola del Sole (The Sunny Island). Grado is the nearby town which is well worth a visit for the quaint streets and local life.
Karst wines have a very distinct personality and the rocky terrain makes them taste strongly mineral. Little use of sulphites and no filtration make Karst well placed in the category of natural wines.
Duino and Miramare Castles
You can see the 14th century Duino Castle from Falisia. It is only 40 minutes by foot, and the path is worth the walk. It is called the Rilke path, in honour of the famous German poet, who loved to stay as a guest of the Prince of Duino. Discover the landscapes, the natural reserve of the Falesie cliffs and the legends that surround this magical place.
Miramare is the imperial residence of Maximilian and his Wife Charlotte. This 19th century castle, facing the gulf, is one of the most visited cultural sites in Italy. The gorgeous park of the castle features a rich variety of plants and trees from all continents. Enjoy a sunset on the lively sea promenade of Barcola, or taste the local fish cuisine in a restaurant in the small harbour of Grignano.
This star-shaped stronghold built by the Venetians in 1593 is a National Monument. Walk along the fortification walls or stroll through one of the streets which all lead to the spectacular main square. There you can taste a traditional ham with a glass of local wine or simply have a coffee. The best view is from above so consider discovering by helicopter.
ISOLA DELLA CONA
This is one of the most important ornithological sites on the North Adriatic. The Natural Reserve is easily reachable in 20 minutes from Portopiccolo. On site you can find a Tourist and Excursion Centre, a small and simple restaurant and you can also meet the famous Camargue Horses. In the period of bird migrations you can find a lot of different birds stopping by on their way to the South.
While having a relaxed drive along the Karst, spot the white church of Monrupino in the distance. This Romanic church built on the top of a rock for the defence of the Ottoman Empire, overlooks the whole Karst. In the village of Rupingrande you can discover the typical Karst-House, where in August the big and very popular ceremony of Karstic Wedding takes place.
Lipica is hometown of the 'Lipizzaner', the world famous white horses of the Spanish dressage-riding school of Vienna. You will be able to visit the breed and assist in the show in this very green village on the Slovenian Karst.
Discovered in the early 90’s and located near an old quarry of Villaggio del Pescatore, it is one of the most important paleontological sites in Italy. It is the place where 'Antonio', the biggest and most complete Italian dinosaur fossil, was found.
TORRI DI SLIVIA
Reach the farmhouse of Torri di Slivia and join the owner for a unique experience. He will personally lead you into his private cave and tell you about its secrets. In the heart of the cave you will be invited to taste local wines, homemade hams and the Jamar cave-cheese.
A few steps from the Adriatic Sea, you can feel as if you are almost in the Alps. A unique biotope extended a couple of kilometers, gives life to a flora of 2700 different plants. Furthermore you can find the ruins of a Roman aqueduct.