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MERCATO ALL’INGROSSO ORTOFRUTTICOLO

The Mercato Ortofrutticolo of Trieste is the wholesale fresh produce market which, from 9-10am Tuesday through Saturday is open to the public. By that time, the larger stores, resturants and small vendors have picked up their orders and what is left can be sold to the public. You are required to buy by the case…

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CIVICO MUSEO DEL MARE

  Trieste is a city that loves the Sea: It is evident from the many boats one sees every day out on the Gulf, the active commercial and passenger ports, the daily ritual of its citizens bidding goodnight to the sun on the Molo Audace. The Civico Museo del Mare is considered one of the leading Maritime…

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MAGAZZINO 18

It is only recently that the terrible events involving Italy & Yugoslavia at the end of WWII, have been acknowledged. It is a very painful period where atrocities were perpetrated by both countries, eventually leading up to the Istrian Exodus. In brief, from 1947 –the year The Treaty of Paris was signed giving Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia…

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GENUINO

Trieste is not the kind of town where people, between conference calls, rush out for a quick bite at lunchtime. However, it does have a “Fast-food” restaurant quite unlike the kinds we’re used to, that place is Genuino. Located in the Old Jewish Ghetto behind Piazza della Borsa, the name means “genuine” and that refers…

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CIVICO MUSEO MORPURGO

  Part of the network of “House Museums” across Italy, this home was built in 1875 by Giovanni and Ruggero Berlam of Trieste for the prominent Jewish family, Morpurgo de Nilma of Trieste. The 1st and second floors belonged to the Morpurgo brothers Carlo Marco  and Giacomo respectively, who married a pair of sisters Emma and Fanny Mandolfo. The…

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MUSEO REVOLTELLA

“Honor, Reflection, Enterpise and Perseverance” are the words that greet you when you ascend the stairs to the sumptuous apartments of Baron Revoltella. The Museum is the convergence of the Baron’s city home and the Modern Art Museum which began with his private collection and grew thanks to the enormous financial gift he bequeathed Trieste upon…

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LA BARCOLANA

Barcolana Autumn Cup Regata (La Barcolana), organized by the Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano, is one of Trieste’s premier events. Started in 1969, it is one of the most crowded regatas in the world. The uniqueness of the race is that it pits amateurs against professional racing teams. Every year in October, sailing enthusiasts descend upon the city from…

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AGRITURISMO ZOBEC

Azienda Agricola Zobec launched its aquafarming business in 1984 in the outskirts of Trieste, near the natural springs of Bagnoli di Rosandra. At first they raised trout and char, today their focus is salmon. In 2005 they opened their restaurant specializing in craft beer and salmon or “Salmone e Birra” as they call it. They offer a…

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LA CHAMPAGNERIA

La Champagneria is a local favorite; it’s name promises something frilly and cute, but, in reality it is a cozy local winebar that happens to have an amazingly robust selection of “taglieri” wooden boards laden with either fresh seafood or charcuterie and wines, champagnes and prosecchi. It is ideal for aperitivo, where you can enjoy a…

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MARCO: TRIESTE’S CELEBRITY PENGUIN

In 1953, the Ocean liner, Europa, filled with passengers emigrating to South Africa, set sail from Trieste to Cape Town. Among the crew members were two young boys from Istria, whose job it was to clean the passengers’ rooms. Once in South Africa, the two boys decided to get into some mischief and hatched a plan to go catch themselves one…

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ANTICA TRATTORIA SUBAN

Established in 1865, this iconic Triestine restaurant has been passed down through 4 generations and is the embodiment of the culture and traditions of this city and its diverse population. Located in the same spot in San Giovanni, where it was originally founded, it became a destination restaurant for those seeking a good meal and…

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TAVERNETTA AL MOLO

For the last quarter century, the Tavernetta al Molo has served as the culinary anchor to the tiny Port of Grignano. Usually, people refer to the restaurant as “Da Matteo” as the owner, Matteo Martinolli has a way of making you feel like a personal guest at his table. There you are served dish after delicate dish…