Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, Trieste

Experience Europe's largest seaside plaza at Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia. Historically one of the main trade ports of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, the plaza's buildings feature Viennese-Neoclassical architecture. The Fountain of the Four Continents fronts the historic city hall building. Look up to see the white stone mosaics on the balcony of the Palazzo del Governo. Stop for a rest and enjoy views of the Adriatic Sea. Our Trieste itinerary planning website makes visiting Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia and other Trieste attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I love so much this square that I got married. Trieste is atypical, wrenching, slow, gently sad, beautiful. I am thinking of the Trieste as the southerners in the North (I say this as sarda!). Their phlegm is completely inadequate to geographical location, is an unexpected gift, a disarming beauty. The sea and the wind always in the eyes, a feeling that every corner has already been thought of by Joyce, Svevo, Saba ... the aura of poetry that goes so dramatically to madness. I lived there once before and I left for Austria but one day I will return because this town I returned to myself.
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  • It is the civic centre of Trieste, overlooking his view towards the sea, source of the city's economy. Its night view is beautiful, with a very nice lighting. Must pass through there who visit Trieste
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  • A visit to Trieste is not complete if it does not include a stop in this square, the most impressive and known of the city, which each tourist will bring in his heart upon his return. Our last visit, which led us to Piazza dell' Unità on June 2 last year, became even more impressive by the event organized for the day of the Italian Republic, which was held on the same day. A doubly profitable time.
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  • Grand square dating from Austrian times. Used for ceremonials and demonstrations. Nice restaurants on one side are not the cheapest in Trieste. There are two tourist information offices on the square. The one at the far end, farthest from the sea is independent of the local authorities has all the information plus a good insight into local and regional politics and economics.
  • Beautiful at night! Trieste is a wonderful city to visit, not as popular as other Italian cities and a bit off the beaten path but great food and great views. The Piazza has several good places to eat nearby.
  • Wonderful due to its large and open space surrounded by very beautiful buildings. Several bars, cafes, restaurants and shops complete the ambience for a pleasant stay.
  • Different than any other Italian main square. One of the place you could enjoy most if you could just stop, slowly turn and look all the details on every building you turn, including an open view to the harbour, molo grande and the surrounding sea. Do that in the early morning, evening and finally at night. You will think each time you will be in a different century, and in a different country. It's different with the reason: Piazza Unità is the only main square without "duomo" - a cathedral or a church facing it. Instead it has all the main Civic institutions around with the ever present Bell tower. You feel being in a true, European, multicultural yet so cozy Italian city. Safe and proud.
  • The heart of the city. Close to the sea side walk. Young people having fun @cafe and short breaks all day long.
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