Travel and Culture in
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Trieste is the chief town of Friuli Venezia Giulia and it is also the smallest Italian province, with only six municipalities. Its territory extends on the homonymous Gulf, at the foot of the Carso tableland and very close to the border with Slovenia.
The town is situated in a nodal position for the communications between Italy and the Iberian peninsula and between Central Europe and the Mediterranean Sea.
Exactly thanks to its particular territorial position, this Adriatic town has developed in the course of time and has become a lively commercial centre, characterized by the presence of people who come from different cultures. From this situation Trieste has derived its peculiar identity as an "Italian different town".
All this happened thanks to the fundamental role played by the port, that has been present since ancient times and on which the commercial development of the town still depends today.
The particular nature of its territory (the Carso), its history, the old charm of a Central European town and the fact that Trieste is in the forefront in the scientific field as the Capital of Science, make of it a unique and fascinating town.
If you want to reach Trieste by plane, your reference is the "Ronchi dei Legionari International Airport" (33 Km far away from Trieste) with national connections from Milan, Rome and Genua and with international connections via Milan and Rome (Alitalia); non-stop flights from Munic (Air Dolomiti-Lufthansa); non-stop flights from Belgrade (Jat).
If you want to reach Trieste by car, you can drive along these roads:
You can reach Trieste by train , too. You can arrive at the Central Station in Trieste (Libertà Square, no.8) a few minutes from the principal town square.
The sea connections with the towns of the Istrian coast and with the seaside resorts of Grado and Lignano are seasonal.