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Walk to discover the real soul of Trieste

This tour is a walking tour to discover the real soul of Trieste. Founded as a Roman colony, Trieste lived an important Medieval period, remembered by the Castle and the Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to the patron saint, Saint Giusto. The golden age of the city is the XVIII and XIX century when Trieste was declared Free Port by the Austrian Emperor Charles VI. After this turning point of its history, Trieste developed as an international emporium. We will stroll together through its marvellous square – Piazza Unità d’Italia – the European widest square with one side open to the sea, the other elegant squares and the beautiful streets, looking at the Neoclassical buildings such as the Opera House and the church dedicated to Saint Antonio. We will discover the story of the Grand Canal thanks to James Joyce’s memories. He lived in Trieste for ten years, falling in love with this incredible city where three cultural roots are melted together: the Latin and Italian tradition is mixed with the Austrian and German story on the Slavic border.

From Trieste
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 10 people
  • Walking tour live-streamed from the historical centre of Trieste
  • Visit Piazza Unità d’Italia, Opera House and Church of Saint Antonio
  • Interesting anecdotes about the cultural mix and historical identity of the town

Founded as a Roman colony, Trieste was an important town in the Medieval times. The 18th and 19th century proved to be the golden era for the town, as it was declared as a free port by the Austrian Emperor Charles VI. After this, there was no looking back, and it developed as an international emporium. Today, Trieste is popular for its Castle and the Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to the patron Saint Giusto Trieste.

On our live-streamed Online Experience, we will stroll through the marvellous square Piazza Unità d’Italia, which is the most expansive European square, with one side open to the gorgeous views of the sea, and elegant squares and beautiful streets on the other. We will also see some neo-classical buildings, such as the Opera House and the church dedicated to Saint Antonio. I will tell you about James Joyce, the man behind the Grand Canal, as we take a pit-stop there. Throughout our experience, you will observe the three major cultural roots that have shaped this town; Latin and Italian traditions mixed with Austrian and German influences on the Slavic border.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking to different places. At times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 75 EUR for a Group of 3 Screens or as a private tour for 125 EUR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
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Demian Sem is a freelance tour guide in the Alpe Adria European region and a local guide on the Slovenian littoral (Koper, Izola, and Piran). I have more than 10 years of experience and am passionate about my work. I do my best to be an interesting, friendly, and professional guide.


Francesca Pitacco is a licensed tourist guide for Friuli Venezia Giulia. Trieste is the capital city of this region in the far northeast of Italy. She was born here and came back to live here after completing her studies. She graduated in Art History from the University of Udine and had her MA in Venice. She is passionate about art history, architecture, and literature. She loves sailing and maritime traditions of the Adriatic Sea; when she was young, she won a Ladies World Championship on 420, a dinghy boat for two people as a crew. She is interested in good food and wine as she chats with friends, which is even more fulfilling and rich!

Andrea Gill is a licensed Italian tour guide of Friuli Venezia Giulia living in Trieste, and he escorts individuals or groups on classic or specific regional tours, cultural walking tours, discovering food and wine, peculiar sightseeing, or through places of interest such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries. He can provide information about wildlife varieties and habitats, as well as any detail about wines and local products of the area, and local restaurants and lodging. He can show the best wineries, cheese farms, beekeepers, local producers of fine food, and artisans. He is enthusiastic and eager to entertain and involve people in the different aspects of cultural heritage. He loves his profession, and her experience has taught her that the best tours are made-to-measure, and this is the reason why he will work just for you, respecting all your interests and needs. He would be pleased to guide you through this interesting city.

From USD 83 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.