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Have you arrived in Trieste? Well! now you have to find the best way to use your time, so... let's get to work!

Starting from our bed & breakfast, there are many options available to spend a holiday in Trieste in the way you prefer. Art and culture, shopping, nature visits, sun and sea in the summer, or simple walks to discover the most characteristic corners of our city: Trieste is not a large city, but for us Triestians, in love with its clear skies, large buildings Austrungarians, its sea and the karst that surrounds it... it is irreplaceable, and we hope it can become so for you too.

Shall we try to build a day that can satisfy the tastes of those who love historical visits?

I would start with places very close to our bed & breakfast, capable of immediately introducing you to the right atmosphere.

After leaving the b&b you find yourself in Via Fabio Severo, in Borgo Franceschino, the last one built under the Habsburg Empire. Unfortunately, largely destroyed by bombing, the Courthouse remains intact; that large stone building was built under the Empire, with the aim of grouping together all the small prefectures and local police stations of the various neighborhoods. For the sake of efficiency, a prison was directly adjacent to it... Completed in 1875, it stands on the previous Piazzale del Fieno, where, in fact, fodder for the livestock was sold. We leave the Court on our left and cross the Foro Ulpiano, heading towards Viale XX Settembre; we cross the Via del Coroneo (the aforementioned prison) and continue straight, until we come across the splendid Synagogue of the local Jewish Community. A sumptuous and evocative building, which you will have the opportunity to visit (respectfully) at the right times. Walk around it, behind it you can enjoy a good coffee at Caffè San Marco, one of the last literary cafés in the city. Immerse yourself in the atmospheres breathed by Umberto Saba and James Joyce, enjoy coffee and some excellent pastries, look at some books... it will be a pleasant and relaxing break!

Ready? OK, let's continue! You are in Via Cesare Battisti: cross it, and take one of the secondary streets on the opposite side, they will take you to Viale XX Settembre, or rather, as the people of Trieste call it, the Aqueduct, a name that is obviously not a coincidence. The name of the street has a strict philological meaning, because under the pedestrian area and under the carriageways of the kilometre, in which the avenue extends, the aqueduct flows, which was built in the mid-eighteenth century to supply the gradually expanding neo-Portofranco. The water was collected from the parts of San Giovanni and conveyed towards the new village, which was developing above the salt pans.

But let's continue and walk down (to the right, so to speak), towards the shops and ice cream parlors that have always been the symbol of the Avenue. If you manage to get through the vast gastronomic offer unscathed, and don't get stuck between a buffet, an ice cream shop and a pizzeria, you will arrive at Via Carducci, a wide road with heavy traffic: cross it to reach the real city centre, just follow the pedestrian flow to find yourself in Via delle Torri, behind the Church of Sant'Antonio, a large Catholic building of worship in neoclassical style. Go around it and you will find yourself in Piazza Sant'Antonio and, further on, on the Grand Canal. From here it's all history, buildings and monuments! A curiosity: Trieste hosts places of worship of the major confessions: Catholic, Lutheran, Eastern Rite Orthodox, Western Rite Orthodox, Swiss-Waldensian, Jewish, Anglican, Methodist: the list is long and probably not exhaustive! Visit them and notice a non-random fact: with the exception of the Catholic buildings, all the others are next to other buildings with at least one wall. this is due to the Edict of Tolerance promulgated by Joseph II in 1781, which guaranteed freedom of worship to all peoples, while safeguarding the privilege of being an independent building only for Catholic churches.

(..keep it going)