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Piazza Unità d'Italia: Our most recommended tours and activities

Trieste: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

1. Trieste: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Take in the major attractions of Trieste on a 2-hour guided walking tour. As this is a private tour it can be adapted to your interests. See the Audace Pier, built in the 18th century and Piazza Unità d'Italia, a unique and spacious market by the sea. Admire the neoclassical architecture of the Stock Market. See the Grand Canal, originally the main river canal for the salt pans. In the 19th century, the Ponte Rosso was built and the area became known for its marketplace. At the Market of St. Anthony, the guide will explain the cultural and religious diversity of Trieste. Visit a Roman theater at the foot of the Hill of St. Giusto. See the Baroque Church of St. Mary, built by Jesuits.

Trieste Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

2. Trieste Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Trieste at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Piazza della Borsa, Canal Grande, Piazza Unità d’Italia and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the Ponte Curto and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at Molo Audace. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Trieste: Habsburg History Private Walking Tour

3. Trieste: Habsburg History Private Walking Tour

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Trieste from a very interesting historical perspective. This place is - strangely - still quite "ignored" by most of the touristy flows, but it represents a real gem of Italy, although geographically isolated from the rest of Italy. During this tour you will explore the most important places, squares and buildings which still represent the symbols of the strong Habsburg domination of this territory. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste became indeed the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (after Vienna, Budapest, and Prague). The walking tour will start from Trieste cruise port, from where you'll start your walk towards the wonderful Piazza Unità d'Italia ("square of the Italian unification"), with its stunning view on the sea and its ancient palaces. You will then visit Borgo Teresiano and spot Piazza della Borsa and the theater dedicated to the worldwide famous Giuseppe Verdi. Walk through the pictoresque Canal Grande and continue your visit to the Tergesteo until you reach the elegant Palazzo Gopcevich and Palazzo Scaramagnà. Enter Piazza Ponterosso, the heart of the ancient Borgo Teresiano and walk thorugh Via San Nicolò, while you enjoy its pretty boutique and restaurants. Oh, and don't forget to bring your camera along!

Trieste Private Walking Tour

4. Trieste Private Walking Tour

Trieste is a charming seaport city also referred to as “Vienna by the sea”. The city’s main squares are decked with imposing Neoclassical buildings, and the Grand Canal is packed with open-air cafés. This is a witness to the fact that, just like Venice and its lagoon, this city also had an outstanding seafaring past. This vibrant city is influenced by Italian, Austro-Hungarian, and Slovenian culture which can be evidenced in its architecture. Admire the magnificent Piazza Unità d'Italia, the biggest square in Europe by the sea. As you walk around the historic centre of the city you will discover the charm, the history, and the culture of this amazing city overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Trieste: Revealing the secrets.

5. Trieste: Revealing the secrets.

Trieste is an ancient city at the junction of Slavic, Latin, and Germanic cultures. Not only is it an ancient Roman city with an amphitheater, a medieval hilltop fortress, and bayside beaches, it is also a major seaport, supplying Europe with coffee and Austria, Italy, and Slovenia with containers of goods from the Far East. Over the past hundred years, Trieste has changed hands many times from opposing sides, but at the same time it is a typical Italian city with a bustling street life, beautiful cafes, castles, and delicious cuisine. During the tour, in addition to history, architecture, and important data, you will also learn about many interesting legends and stories associated with this place, take a look at the city through the eyes of Umberto Sabo, Italo Svevo, Charles VI, and Maria Theresa, sit in James Joyce's favorite cafe or taste blue coffee, see the house where the disgraced Spanish prince lived with his family and court, observe Trieste of the 1st century AD, and find out why obelisks were installed on the buildings.

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What people are saying about Piazza Unità d'Italia

Overall rating

4.7
(41 reviews)

Yesterday's torrential rain ended just in time for our tour. Demian positioned himself well, showed us the city's sights and told us the stories with interesting backgrounds. Thanks for the great tour!!

Demian was a great guide. Very nice and made the tour very exciting and entertaining for the children and us. He answered every question and had a lot of factual knowledge and stories to share. Perfect!

Fantastic! Fun way to learn about Trieste's main attractions. Kids were occupied for about 2 hours! We would highly recommend it.

Very interesting. Helpful and prepared guide. He also gave us a typical dessert and a magnet.

Necessary. Alessia fantastic guide. The intelligent one