Risiera di San Sabba, Trieste

(4.5/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Built in 1913, Risiera di San Sabba served as a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, and is now a civic museum. As a concentration camp, the building was a detention center and the site of executions of political prisoners. Now, you can tour the structure, see the holding cells, and view historical objects, such as a leaded stick used to subdue prisoners. There are also graphic photos and displays with English translations. See Risiera di San Sabba and all Trieste has to offer by arranging your trip with our Trieste vacation trip planner.
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  • A place that when seen from outside may not give the feeling that you live in. The place is located in an area surrounded by supermarkets and in my opinion with little indication. Too bad because the history that surrounds the place should be advertised (even if it is be proud of) the tragic page of history.
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  • Not to forget that this was, lest we forget that even so close to us "italiani brava gente" happened this havoc, to raise awareness especially the younger of Nazi cruelty of fury, because not done barbara more ... The Risiera di San Sabba and the phobia of Basovizza should make us aware that we are born to share love, not hate. And entering this place at dusk, contempt and disdain for violence and attachment to life stronger.
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  • We reached the Museo della risiera di San Sabba an afternoon taking a bus from the Centre of Trieste. It takes about 20 minutes to get to this place. We received a very nice guide who explained the historical significance of this place and escorted us to the newly refurbished room filled with information, photo and video memories in both Italian and English. We spent about two hours inside the Hall the explanatory audio and video installations are really made us very well. A place not to be missed if you visit the beautiful Trieste to discover an important part of our history and to forget the horrors of Nazi-fascism. Thanks again to the gentleman who greeted us.
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  • A must visit in Trieste, if only to pay your respects to our shared past.
  • Must see if you're visiting Trieste.
  • BERNARD VELNIC WAS IN THE SAN SABO CAMP IN 1958 AS AREFUGI AND MAGRITED TO AUSTRALIA IN 1959
  • Very sobering visit to this historical location. For those that don't speak much Italian, it's worthwhile to read the English hand out on their website. We took it with us and it helped contextualize the things we were seeing. There is limited parking in the area as is true in most of Italy. Parking in the Familia parking lot, going down the stairs and around the corner to the left will ensure you arrive in the right location. Our GPS didn't do a great job finding the location which is why we parked and asked.
  • very emotional... they often have interesting exhibitions.