Risiera di San Sabba, Trieste
(4.5/5 based on 900+ 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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  • Museum of memory on a site where it is consumed a portion of the Holocaust of World War II. Disturbing entry with 2 high reinforced concrete walls and chilling as in other lagers the written testimonies and pictures of who's passed or lost of loved ones. Not to be missed
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  • We must not forget the horror of what was capable man. This place bears witness to the barbarity and of the folly of the past; visiting this place gives an impulse to our values, respect for diversity and neighbor not to forget, to become better
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  • It was the only concentration camp on Italian soil with killing facilities. It is difficult to accept. Requires a certain level of maturity to do the visit both for the local or the tourist 
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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.