MARIABOLOGNA: LIKE HOMEMADE

Where do Triestines go when they are looking for authentic home-cooked meals? Look no further than Mariabologna. I have often passed by this shop in Via Cesare Battisti and and immediately sensed that there was something special about this shop…that somehow time had stood still here, preserving all that was good. From the vintage whimsical…

MASE’: TRIESTE’S DELI

Mase’ is the ubiquitous deli or “salumeria” of Trieste, specializing in Triestine delicacies. The stores are stocked with a variety of products from; dry goods like pasta and grains to wines and sausages, cheeses and precooked dishes and, of course, the assortment of “salumi” featuring the “Cotto Triestino”. Mase’ was created by two brothers who moved to…

PROFUMERIA PORTICI

Trieste has a perfume shop nearly on every corner, but if you are looking for a very particular product, chances are, they themselves will direct you to Profumeria Portici. It is a small shop under the Portici di Chiozza just at the intersection of Via Cesare Battisti and Via Carducci before Largo Bonifacio. Portici is the…

DATAX SERVICE

If you don’t live in a major city, then it’s difficult to find an APPLE store for support of your Apple products.  Being that we’re a 110% Apple household, any minor glitch is enough to send us into a cold sweat! Luckily we discovered DATAX a Trieste based, APPLE authorized Support and Repair center that provides truly…

TUTTO COLORE

For those of you who like arts & crafts, Tutto Colore is as close as you’ll get to a craft store in Trieste. True to its name, the first thing you notice about the store is the vast assortment of paper goods, paints, pencils markers, stickers, etc. in every color. In the back of the store…

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…

BIO LIFE SUPERMARKET

Hidden away in the dead end of Riva Grumula, is the motherlode of health food stores — BIOLife Supermarket. Not the most beautiful location, but inside is an oasis of freshness and overwhelming options. You can find every kind of health food to address any dietary need or limitation. They also carry lots of organic frozen, fresh…