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GELATERIA ZAMPOLLI

The cover photo is misleading since often, cars are triple-parked and customers are spilling out onto the sidewalk. Zampolli is one of the top ice-cream shops in Trieste, famous for its great variety of flavors and high quality ice cream. Triestini often debate about where the best ice cream is to be had – Some say Zampolli is…

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LA BOTTEGA DEL MARE

  A favorite fish market in the San Vito neighborhood is the Bottega del Mare, otherwise known as the Pescheria di Via Combi. Always freshly stocked and with a vast selection, this is a go to for both whole fish or prepared fish dishes favored by local moms. Here you can find fish burgers, fish meatballs…

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CIVICO MUSEO D’ARTE ORIENTALE

A jewel in the heart of Trieste, the Museum of Asian Art narrarates the link between Trieste and the Far East first established in 1700s when the ships of LLoyd Adriatico first sailed through the Suez Canal to reach the shores of India, China and Japan.   Part of the collection is a gift of the…

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HOTEL VICTORIA

  Centrally located, the Hotel Victoria is the “literary” hotel of Trieste. It once served as home to the Irish writer James Joyce, and it has maintained the refined atmosphere of the Literary Cafes that dot the city. The Victoria features a wide range of services and facilities, and boasts a salvaged library that is interspersed throughout the guest…

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MIMÌ E COCOTTE

Don’t let the cute name fool you! Mimì e Cocotte is the brainchild of Giovanna Abbondanza, dynamic restauranteur from Bologna who came to Trieste to hear Pearl Jam in concert and never left. She has brought new ideas to the Trieste scene, her restaurant hosts a mobile library, has a loyalty program, works with sustatainable products and…

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DRAW

Fairly new to the neighborhood, DRAW is the most recent venture from local restauranteur Walter Gustin, owner of  040 Social Food, Antico Panada,  Di Fronte Al Verdi and Giardino Tergesteo. The menu consists of entirely raw offerings; from salads, tartars, crudi, and even “pasta” made with zucchini noodles. It is light, fresh and tasty and the restaurant…

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RADIO KALIKA

Radio Kalika is to electronics what the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul is to cooking. This shop carries over 20,000 items in-house and ready to sell or ship. If you are looking for anything to convert your foreign electronics to the Italian standard (or vice versa) or if you need specialty parts, Radio Kalika should be your…

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EL PEDOCÍN

  Opened in 1890 under the name “Bagno Lanterna” due to its proximity to the lighthouse, it was quickly nicknamed “El Pedocín” (the tiny flea) by the locals. Some say it is slang referring to the mussels that grow in abundance in the area, others say that when merchant ships would come to port, the sailors would…

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CIVICOSEI

  CivicoSei  has the right combination of delicious food, great value, great staff, easy atmosphere in a convenient location  just off the Viale XX Settembre, so you need to call ahead if you want a seat. They are famous for their pizzas which comes in many varieties, but they also have meat, salads, fish and pasta.…

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040 ZEROQUARANTA

  Named 040 for Trieste’s area code, this hip restaurant was quite the hot-spot when it first opened 2 years ago. Located on the edge of Canale Grande it is a perfect spot for lunch or Sunday brunch or even happy hour. At night it transforms adding live music and has an almost nightclub vibe. Menu features…

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Civico Museo Teatrale Carlo Schmidl

  The Civico Museo Teatrale Carlo Schmidl  is housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Trieste and is highly regarded as one of the most important museums of Music and Theater in Europe.  Founded in 1924 by  Carlo Schmidl, musical publisher and collector, the collection found a permanent home in the Palazzo Gopcevich in 2006. The building…

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GELATERIA ARNOLDO O.

Gelateria  Arnoldo O. on Viale Miramare, continues to satisfy triestines’ and tourists’ ice-cream cravings alike. The story goes that the Arnoldo brothers, Attilio and Olivio, to escape the misery of life in Val di Zoldo, a small mountain town in the region, headed to Vienna to learn how to make ice-cream. When WW1 erupted they returned to…

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RESIDENCE TORBANDENA

Right in the heart of the City, just behind Piazza Unita’, in what used to be the Jewish ghetto of Trieste, is Residence TORBANDENA – named for its address, Via di Tor Bandena 3. Popular with tourists as well as travelers in Trieste for business, the residence has 6 apartments of varying size and it…

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VILLA ALBORI

  Just above Trieste, in the village of Opicina, there is a historic home dating back to 1880 that once belonged to a wealthy Austrian family. Completely renovated in 2011 it is now home to a delightful B&B called Villa Albori. Guests can cross the street and board the famous Opicina Tram that takes them to the city center…