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.