Trieste is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia, which lies almost immediately south and east of the city. The city is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures. It has a population of about 205,000 and is the capital of the autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the Province of Trieste.

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A: The Queen of the Adriatic

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.

B: World Famous Regatta - Barcolana

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.

C: Miramare Castle

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.

D: The Historical Centre

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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.

E: 5 Golf Courses around the City

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.

F: Famous Friulian Wines

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.