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…

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…

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…

MUSEO REVOLTELLA

“Honor, Reflection, Enterprise 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…

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…

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…

MUSEO DELLA BORA

When in Trieste, you might notice hand rails and chains lining streets and buildings — you might even experience a particularly windy day, and notice, across the water, the Alps in their snowcapped splendor — all of these things are relevant to the iconic wind that makes up part of the Triestine DNA. The BORA Museum,…

CIVICO MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE

  The  Natural History Museum of Trieste actively serves the community both as an expositional and educational center as well as a research center. Its vast collections are exhibited both in turn of the century wooden curio cabinets and also in a more modern, interactive manner. The first rooms of the Museum were designed specifically to show the typical Italian tradition of “scientific cabinets”,…

MUSEO DELLA GUERRA PER LA PACE: DIEGO DE HENRIQUEZ

  This very well-stocked and fascinating Museum is dedicated to the two World Wars, and it’s existence is thanks to avid military collector Diego De Henriquez (b.1909-d.1974) whose family sold his massive collection to the city in 1983. The collection boasts 2800 weapons (we’re talking tanks, Howitzers, bazookas, military vehicles, guns, shells, grenades, brass knuckles…etc.) 24.000…

LA RISIERA DI SAN SABBA

  Now a Museum, the Risiera di San Sabba, erected in 1913, used to be the city’s rice husking mill. During WWII,  German occupation forces in Trieste used the building to transport, detain and exterminate prisoners (it was in fact the only camp in Italy with a crematorium). Many occupants of Risiera di San Sabba were…