VITTORIA LIGHTHOUSE. Built of Istrian stone on the foundation of a 19th century Austrian fortress, the lighthouse was designed by the architect Arduino Berlam with sculptures by Giovanni Mayer. The structure celebrates the Italian victory and is a memorial to Italian sailors lost in the war. This is one of the few Italian lighthouses regularly open to the public.
The Barcolana is a historic international sailing regatta taking place every year in the Gulf of Trieste on the second Sunday of October. It is one of the most crowded regattas in the world, which draw in record number of participants. Thanks to its particular formula, the Barcolana is a unique event on the international sailing stage.
The Castello Miramare, or Miramare Castle, on the waterfront 8 kilometres (5 miles) from Trieste, was built between 1856 and 1860 from a project by Carl Junker working under Archduke Maximilian. The Castle gardens provide a setting of beauty with a variety of trees, chosen by and planted on the orders of Maximilian, that today make a remarkable collection.
Trieste boasts an extensive old city: there are many narrow and crooked streets with typical medieval houses. Nearly the entire area is closed to traffic.
Golf course Trieste: In its splendid location at an altitude of 350 metres, with a rugged karst landscape on one side and the sea on the other, the 18-hole course offers magnificent views over the Gulf of Trieste, extending from the Grado and Lignano lagoons to the Istrian coast.
The area is known predominantly for its white wines which are considered some of the best examples of Italian wine in that style. Along with the Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, the Friuli-Venezia Giulia forms the Tre Venezie wine region which ranks with Tuscany and Piedmont as Italy’s world class wine regions.