Trieste Life and Visitor Travel Tips
(Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)
Each year, Trieste enjoys a regular stream of visitors, who arrive to enjoy the attractions of the Adriatic coastline. Trieste has long been a thriving port city and as such played an important part in the Roman Empire.
A buzzing cafe culture plays a big part of life in Trieste and many popular coffee shops regularly spill out onto the pavements around the public squares, such as both the Piazza Sant Antonio and also the Piazza della Repubblica. Bars, restaurants and galleries are also never far from hand, while at night, the nightlife is generally centred around the beaches. The nearby town of Sistiana is close to Trieste and also known for its seafront cafes and bars. Travel tips are shown below.
Useful Contact Details
The city of Trieste is home to two main tourist offices, located on the Via Rossini and also at the Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia, off the Via San Sebastiano and next to the Piazza Verdi.
Those looking for left luggage services will find them at either the bus station on the Piazza delle Libertà, or at the adjacent train station.
Regional Tourist Office
Address: Via Rossini 6, Trieste, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 040 36 52 48
Trieste Tourist Office
Address: Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia 4b, Trieste, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 040 347 83 12
Address: Piazza dello Squero Vecchio, Trieste, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 040 322 02 04
Language and Dialect
Italian is a particularly historic language and many tourists visiting Trieste choose to speak a few simple Italian phrases. For many, an Italian phrasebook is invaluable and an important part of their day to day holiday. A local dialect known as 'Friulian' is also spoken within the region.
- Hello. - Salve.
- How do you do? - Come va?
- I'm very well, thank you. - Sto molto bene, grazie.
- How old are you? - Quanti anni hai (ha)?
- Have a nice day! - Buona giornata!
- Good bye. - Arrivederci.
- How many? - Quanti?
- Do you have a table for...? - Ha un tavolo per...?
- Excuse me. - Mi scusi.
- Where is...? - Dov'è...?
- How regular are the buses? - Quanto frequenti sono gli autobus?
- Can you repeat that. - Può ripeterlo.
Dos and Don'ts
- Driving - when driving in Italy, it is essential to carry ownership and use a nationality plate to show your country of registration. Always drive on the right-hand side of the road
- Foreign Currency Exchange - tourists in Trieste in need of Euros will find various exchange booths available at both the bus and railway stations, along with the ferry terminal. The majority of city banks are located along the Corso Italia, most of which feature 24-hour cashpoints
- Left Luggage - cases and bags can be left in secure locations at the bus and train stations, both of which can be found on the Piazza della Libertà
- Police Station - those who have lost documents or suffered petty crime should visit the Trieste's Police Station on the Via Tor Bandena
- Post Office - the main postal services in Trieste are situated in the post office on the Piazza Vittorio Veneto