Trieste and its castles walking tour

Reveal Years of History with this Walking Tour of Trieste's Castles

Type: Small group tour
Duration: 4 hours
Availability: Daily, except national holidays
Special information: Entry to churches in Italy requires appropriate attire (no miniskirts, shorts or uncovered shoulders)


Spend the day discovering the stunning castles of Trieste, including Miramare and Duino

Trieste acts as a bridge between Western and South-central Europe, and there is an eclectic mix of Mediterranean and Central European characters in the city, providing a diverse atmosphere that is also reflected in the changing architecture about the city. The wealth of styles in the palaces in and around Trieste are remarkable, with examples of the Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Eclectic and Baroque coexisting in a harmonious blend with Roman remains, 18th-century buildings and Hapsburg style buildings.

Our "Trieste and its castles walking tour" takes you to the best buildings in Trieste and also features the city's most popular attractions. It gives you ample time to discover the history of this colourful city and also learn more about its past. It can be added to any of our Trieste package deals - simply ask your personal travel adviser about this tour when you book your vacation with us.


Tour itinerary

Below, you will find an example itinerary for this Trieste walking tour.

The tour starts with visits to:

  • Borgo Teresiano
  • Canal Grande
  • Piazza Unità d’Italia and Teatro Romano
  • Ghetto ebraico
  • Chiesa Ortodossa
  • Colle di San Giusto con la Basilica, Risiera di San Sabba and Porto Nuovo

Lunch will then be held at one of the local osmizze (restaurants), with cured meats and fine cheeses on offer, as well as jota soups and seafood dishes, together with 'Terrano' and 'Vitovska' wines.

After lunch, the tour continues with a visit to the castle of Miramare and its beautiful park. Inside Miramare Castle you will also have the opportunity to visit the private apartments, the various halls, the library study and the magnificent throne room, which was recently restored to its original splendour.

From Miramare the tour continues with a visit to Duino Castle, which is perched on a rocky karst overlooking the sea, with breath-taking views over the Gulf of Trieste. The castle is rich in history, with an unmatched romantic charm that is exemplified by its large park, with flower-lined boulevards, statues and archaeological pretty terraces.

If you have booked a Trieste vacation with us and would like to add this tour, please call (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or if you would like us to put together a personalised holiday in Trieste just for you that includes this tour, please fill in an online enquiry form.