Despite this brief throwback to winter-like weather, Spring in Trieste is definitely on its way! Lots of fun events are gearing up and to be sure you don’t miss out on the fun  — here’s a little preview of what you can look forward to in the coming weeks.

May 9 – marks the start of LINK Festival del Buon Giornalismo This is the 6th edition of the Journalism Festival which is inherently tied to the region. Named in honor of the RAI journalists who lost their lives in the Balkan War covering the plight of children in the conflict, LINK is, well, “linked” to the Premio Luchetta the prestigious journalism award that recognizes reporters and photographers who shine a light on the smallest victims of violence, conflict and neglect. The festival lasts 4 days and features panels starting every day at 9:30am until 20:30 covering any number of current topics with popular international journalists and experts. It is always very well attended. You can see the program here and also tune into the streaming channel on youtube here. The event is FREE. Located in the big tent in the iconica Piazza Unita’.


May 9 – UNFOLDING PAPER STORIES – Teatrini di cartone “Reloaded” – Want to get in touch with your inner child? Let Annalisa take you on that journey in her workshop in Citta’ Vecchia! Here you will get the chance to build your own paper theater (with some help from Annalisa). You will create characters, props, scenery – do as much or as little as you want.  Located at Via dei capitelli 6 Trieste – Cost is 25 Euros. Write to: annalisa.metus@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Other upcoming events with Annalisa are:
May 17 – Tunnel Books Nella Pancia del Lupo
May 31 – Una Marea Colorata – un Libro Bandiera

To stay informed on upcoming events following her event list here.

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May 11 – FIERA DEL COMMERCIO EQUO E SOLIDALE 9:00-20:00 in Piazza Cavana is a one day event highlighting Fair and Equitable commerce. It will feature vendors and artisans from all over the world and showcase existing trade partnerships with businesses rooted in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. There will be shopping, music, food tastings, workshops on recycling and sustainability and entertainment.

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May 11 & June 9 – SCENOGRAFIE D’INTERNI – an exhibit of the latest works by interior designer and artist Sonia Cugini of Sonia Cugini Decorazioni.  An interesting cross-specialty venture between the interior designer and a mental health center specializing in “new symptoms” like anxiety, panic attacks, addiction, etc. to explore how nature based decor can influence well-being. At Jonas Trieste Onlus  in via XXX ottobre n.3 Trieste from 18:30-21:30. Free.

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May 16 – UNA CENA AL TEATRO  Another interesting cross-over event; this time featuring theater and dining — but not in your typical “dinner theater” fashion. The ingredients for a unique evening are: an exclusive location, four entertaining theater pieces performed by the Teatro Incontro company and the cuisine Chef Ned Jovic of the Ai Fiori Restaurant.

HAPPY HOUR – Because spending time is not a problem
IT’S HIM! Two superfans dine with their fave star
GROWING A GARDEN – A overly refined chef
EXCUSE ME?- A lady and a waitress duel.
OLD PEOPLE – When love is sharing a scallop

Menu:  Scallop soup with celeriac puree and crunchy asparagus _ Triestine risotto with mussels, clams, prawns, cod and canestrelli _ Swordfish with sweet and sour eggplant and smoked paprika _ Panna cotta with vanilla and macerated strawberries. Evening price € 35.00 per person including drinks.

20:00-23:00 Sala Piccola Fenice, Trieste via San Francesco 5

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May 18 – BOTTEGHE APERTE 17:00-20:30 translates into Open Shops and essentially it is an evening to discover and learn more about, some of the artistic and artisanal realities which exist in Trieste while enjoying a stroll through the city.
On this evening, 13 designers, artisans and creatives will open the doors of their ateliers, to tell what is behind their work and describe their creative process. See the list of participating shops here.
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May 22 – APERIARTE featuring the works of Sicilian Artist RENATO GATTUSO at the SPAZIO ESPOSITIVO ECONTEMPORARY  18:00 in Via Crispi 28 Trieste. Organized by Elena Cantori, this is an exhibition space in where she introduces us to exciting artists old and new while enjoying a little aperitivo. Cost 20E. Reservations are required.Tel. 328 7349711 email:cantori.elena@gmail.com


May 25 – GREEK & SERBIAN ORTHODOX CEMETERY SCULPTURE TOUR 9:30-11:30am All visits must be booked EXCLUSIVELY by writing to: paolaalzetta@hotmail.com or by calling 349 1086117
You will encounter the tombs of those for whom streets in Trieste were named and names that make up the history of the city. The visit takes place with a minimum of 20 participants. Fees are: Adults 11E. Children under 10 Free. Teens 11-18yrs 7E. but check with organizer to be sure.
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May 25 &26 –  CANTINE APERTE FVG Here’s your chance to meet the winemakers and sample their products and learn about their winemaking processes.  Check out the list of participating vineyards here to see locations, timetables & to see if reservations are needed. Most include free tastings for up to 3 wines, and charge for extra tastings.


June 7 – GUINNESS WORLD RECORD: L’Abbraccio di Gruppo piu’ Grande al Mondo. Want to make some new friends? Really CLOSE friends? Then join us at the small stadium in Chiarbola to try to break the world record for the largest group ❤️ HUG❤️  it has to last a minimum of 10 seconds! 18:30-21:00 at PalaSport di Chiarbola, via Visnada 5 Trieste.

To participate write to info.sportbuffet@gmail.com and send your full name, telephone number and a document that states your nationality.

For more rules and informations check here.

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June 8 – SPORT BUFFET – Ever wanted to try out Parkour, Pole dancing, Archery,  or Synchronized swimming or something more mainstream like Tennis or Self Defense? Well here’s your chance! Sport Buffet is a daylong event in which you can have a “taste” of a full menu of sports offerings. There is the 4×4 option where you try out 4 different disciplines, or the 2 sport + hike to one of the 4 “finish lines”. For more information  and locations click here. For enrollment forms click here. 10am start time.

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June 8 – FVG PRIDE – Piazza Unita’ will be the epicenter for this year’s PRIDE MARCH. At 15:00 come and join in the celebration and support of your LGBT friends and family!  Details are still to come – you can click here for updates.

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For cultural events at local museums, please check out the Trieste Cultura calendar in the sidebar of this blog or directly at TriesteCultura link.


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