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Our most recommended Trieste Theme Tours

  • Trieste: 2.5-Hour Prosecco Origins Tour and Tastings

    1. Trieste: 2.5-Hour Prosecco Origins Tour and Tastings

    Hidden in a corner of north-eastern Italy overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, find the old villages of Contovello and Prosecco for the chance to learn about the origins of Prosecco wine.  Start with a walking tour with your experienced local host through the narrow streets and hidden passages in the historic village of Contovello, once home to a castle with a tower overlooking the city of Trieste and its gulf. Visit a vineyard, walking down the ancient green terraced vineyards overlooking the sea, a unique feature of this incredible land and an example of heroic agriculture. As you stop for a break to enjoy the views and the crisp fresh air coming from the sea, have the chance to taste boards of farmhouse-sourced regional homemade cheese, cured meats and local delicacies, including a selection of traditional sparkling wines.

    We loved the evening with Katrin! It was super cosy, interesting and non-touristy, which we enjoyed a lot. Got to taste great locally produced proseccos along with a nice plate of locally produced meat and cheese. It was enjoyable to see Katrin's enthusiasm for her family's heritage (the vineyard) and to be able to ask lots of questions :-)! Would totally recommend the tour! To get there, we took the ferry from Triest to Grignano, walked around Miramare castle, spent a few hours relaxing at a beach close to Miramare castle and then walked up the steps to meet Katrin. The walk up took about 45 minutes and was super nice too as it's a bit hidden (though a bit of exercise :-)). Google Maps doesn't show you the route up but other hiking apps like "komoot" do. To go back it's best to buy bus tickets beforehand and then take the bus to Trieste.

  • Trieste: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    2. 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.

    This is a great tour to know what you’re seeing! Visit interesting places, oldest cafe, secret path to the fortress, introducing the best and hidden gems in Trieste.

  • Trieste: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

    3. Trieste: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

    This local supplier is home to Italy's first and finest network of home cooks, known as "Cesarina" (a passionate Italian cook and host whose empire is the heart of the Italian home: the kitchen). Since 2004, they have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, the Cesarine are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Visit the local market with your Cesarina, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal men...

    Giovanni and Mira were excellent and welcoming hosts who created absolutely marvelous, Trieste cuisine. Our translator, Virginia did a marvelous job communicating through the languages as we experienced the flavors of the Adriatic, locally made wine and homemade Grappa over a four hour tour we didn't want to end.

  • From Koper: Half-Day Tour to Trieste & Miramare Castle

    4. From Koper: Half-Day Tour to Trieste & Miramare Castle

    Join a tour across the border to Trieste, the largest town in the area, and full of rich history. Explore the city center with its beautiful architecture and Italy's largest sea-facing piazza. Visit the fairytale-like castle of Miramare just outside of town by the Gulf of Trieste and walk around the seaside set castle grounds.  Discover the city center of Trieste with its numerous monuments and feel the historic atmosphere present. Pass by Piazza dell’ Unita d’Italia, a vast public space and also Italy’s largest sea-facing piazza. See Palazzo del Municipio, Trieste’s 19th- century city hall. On your way to the lively Ponterosso Canal, you will pass the impressive remains of the Roman amphitheater.  Then, leave the city and just a short drive away, find perched on a cliff above the sea the fairytale-like castle of Miramare that overlooks the Mediterranean from a large white rocky promon...

  • Trieste: Authentic Home Cooking Experience

    5. Trieste: Authentic Home Cooking Experience

    Want to entertain friends and family in a home away from home? Our local cooks offer the perfect solution: a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert all made in the comfort of your vacation rental. Sit back and relax with an aperitivo and sparkling wine as the home cook team prepares family recipes, catered to your taste and dietary preferences. In addition, taste a selection of red and white wines from a regional wine cellar. No need to worry about cleanup — we've got it covered.  Upon booking, our team will reach out to confirm accommodation details and any additional information regarding dietary restrictions and timings.

  • Trieste: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

    6. Trieste: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

    Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labor with a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of three authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

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What people are saying about Trieste

We loved the evening with Katrin! It was super cosy, interesting and non-touristy, which we enjoyed a lot. Got to taste great locally produced proseccos along with a nice plate of locally produced meat and cheese. It was enjoyable to see Katrin's enthusiasm for her family's heritage (the vineyard) and to be able to ask lots of questions :-)! Would totally recommend the tour! To get there, we took the ferry from Triest to Grignano, walked around Miramare castle, spent a few hours relaxing at a beach close to Miramare castle and then walked up the steps to meet Katrin. The walk up took about 45 minutes and was super nice too as it's a bit hidden (though a bit of exercise :-)). Google Maps doesn't show you the route up but other hiking apps like "komoot" do. To go back it's best to buy bus tickets beforehand and then take the bus to Trieste.

Giovanni and Mira were excellent and welcoming hosts who created absolutely marvelous, Trieste cuisine. Our translator, Virginia did a marvelous job communicating through the languages as we experienced the flavors of the Adriatic, locally made wine and homemade Grappa over a four hour tour we didn't want to end.

This was an amazing tour, first see a very nice old village and hearing her history, but after that a very nice evening with a hostess who knows how to enjoy her guest, with great prozeka, great orange wine and good food , and nothing too less. Katrin, tand for a great evening.

It’s a perfect choice! The tour with Kathrin is really special: wonderful walk though the village with lots o explanations before reaching her little micro wine yard

it was wunderful! the place is great, the wine was delicious and katrin is a great host. thank you for having us :))