Short Break Trieste
Trieste, a city that has always been multicultural, excellently reflects its soul linked to tradition, but with an eye to innovation. His concern for history is represented by the cultural mixes typical of border cities: in this regard, the aim of the visits is to appreciate the beauties of the most authentic Trieste.
Means of transport: self-drive, own means – on request NCC service, car or minibus with driver
Selected for you: SAVOIA EXCLESIOR PALACE 4 *
The Savoia Excelsior Palace is located in the center of Trieste, overlooking the sea, a few steps from Piazza Unità d’Italia, the S. Giusto Cathedral and the Roman Theater.
The Savoia Excelsior Palace is a luxurious hotel with a timeless charm, which evokes the glories of Central Europe at first glance.
Does not surprise the fact that since its inauguration in 1911 it has been called “the most important and luxurious hotel of the Austro-Hungarian Empire”.
Throughout its history the hotel has hosted noble families, artists, diplomats and an international tourist elite who arrived in Trieste, by sea or by land, making a stop here during the “Grand Tour d’Europe”.
Now as then, the hotel is an expression of majesty, sophistication and that incomparable style that characterized the first large hotels at the end of the 19th century.
The Savoia Excelsior Palace stands proudly on the historic promenade of Trieste, a few steps from the city center. Numerous highlights are located in proximity of it, such as the Miramare Castle.
With its imposing and white facade facing the endless views of the Adriatic, the Savoia Excelsior Palace immediately transmits an unforgettable impression, but it is inside that the magic really begins.
Its monumental rooms, with the grand staircase and the vast Belle Époque skylight in a welcoming area with the touch of modernity of the Library, the collection of original Art Nouveau and Empire style furniture, precious silks and sumptuous velvets, colors warm and slightly powdery, they envelop guests in a luxurious atmosphere of the past.
The 144 rooms and suites have been recently renovated with a mix of classic elegance and contemporary details. Many offer a sea view on the splendid panorama of the Trieste gulf.
At the restaurant you can enjoy a gourmet gastronomic experience with creative cuisine and the symbols of local tradition, accompanied not only by the best wine labels but also by the splendid view of the seafront.
Nine bright and elegant meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 320 guests are available to host meetings and events, both private and business, with the help of a dedicated expert Event Manager.
From the Concierge to 24-hour room service, from relaxing in the library to Wi-Fi: all hotel services are selected and customized to offer an exceptional stay and unparalleled comfort.
The hall of the Savoia Excelsior Palace, a space overlooking the sea is characterized by natural light, welcomes local and international clients every day. From this bright area you can access the bar, which can accommodate up to 280 people, and the restaurant. At the Savoy Restaurant by Eataly it is possible to enjoy a gourmet gastronomic experience with creative cuisine and the symbols of local tradition. Under the majestic and original shell-shaped ceiling, the Savoy Lounge by Eataly bar, particularly loved by the Trieste inhabitants, welcomes guests in its Central European atmosphere from morning to late evening.
A beautiful and elegant border town, Trieste is a combination of cultures, styles and flavours. It’s a sea city and a border city, it has a naturally perfect position and imparts all the best of its character as an unique and particular city to the visitor. The Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Slovenian influences are evident everywhere in the city, which includes a Medieval old town and a neoclassic neighbourhood dating back to the Austrian era. There are several types of museums that can be visited, with specific characteristics: art, history, literature, music, science and historic abodes. Undoubtedly, Trieste is a city that will surprise the visitor for its unexpected aspects wealth.
ITALY –CITIES OF ART
The Italian cities of arts proposed with accurate and selected private services, enhancing the artistic, cultural and panoramic beauties of our beautiful country. The best way to discover the Italian excellences, authenticity and traditions thanks to the assistance of expert guides. All programs are proposed with the “self-drive” formula, using your own means. The same programs can be scheduled with ad-hoc quotations, customized services and the rental car service with driver (NCC) that allows you to live a relaxing journey in complete comfort among the incomparable Italian beauties.
Located nearby Trieste, the Castle is a residence desired by the Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg to live in with his consort, the princess Charlotte of Belgium. It was built between 1856 and 1860, with its original interior decorations it is an unique proof of a luxurious aristocratic residence.
The Castle has been designed symbiotically with a luxuriant park that surrounds it. The garden, full of the finest botanical species, it’s both a natural and artificial complex: along the paths multicolor flowerbed, sculptures, majestic threes, fountains and small lakes follow one another.
The complex benefits from an enchanting panoramic position: it overlooks the sea, on the tip of the Grignano promontory. The Mediterranean scents and colors and the austere, dazzling architecture combine creating an amazing set of art and nature.
It is an elegant neo-Renaissance building of three floors erected between 1854 and 1858 on a project by the Berliner Friedrich Hitzig, not far from the Piazza Unità d’Italia. The Revoltella Museum is an important modern art gallery and it developed from an institution founded in 1872 by the will of Baron Pasquale Revoltella (1795-1869). In his testament, he left to the city of Trieste his palace, his art collection and a substantial annuity that has increased every year the heritage and it constituted in a short time a notable art collection.
Since the end of the 19th century some famous Italian artists appeared, such as Hayez, Morelli, Favretto, Nono, Palizzi and Previati, as well as many foreign ones. Between the two centuries, thanks to the acquisitions made by the Venice Biennale, the collections were enriched with further works of great value, such as the famous painting Lady with a Dog (1878) by De Nittis. During the 20th century the Museum has become an ever more prestigious cultural institution and an important reference for the modern and contemporary art, representing all the most significant names of the Italian’s twentieth century, among them Casorati, Sironi, Carrà, Mascherini, Bolaffio, Morandi, De Chirico, Manzù, Marini, Fontana and Burri.
Piazza Unità d’Italia
Today it is considered as the biggest square facing the sea of Europe. It is defined as the “living room of Trieste”, the people of Trieste are really close to the square because it is where the heart of the city is. It is today an ideal place for having a walk, for business meetings, for shows, celebrations and manifestations as once it was a place of processions, execution and jousting, it is and it was the centre of the city’s daily life.
A gangway on the sea of more than 200 meters long, a magic place where you can take a walk and get some air in any moment of the day, in any season. It was created between 1743 and 1751 on the wreck of San Carlo, a sunken ship in a harbour. At the beginning, it was 95 meters long and was connected with the land using a small wooden bridge, the jetty was slowly extended and now it is 246 meters long.
In 1922 in honour of the destroyer Audace –the first ship of the Italian Navy arrived in Trieste the 3 November 1918 – the jetty was renamed Molo Audace.
Serbian Orthodox Church
The church was built between 1861 and 1869 on the project by the Lombard Carlo Maciachini, at the site of an earlier temple erected in 1753 and destroyed in 1861 because it was unstable. It can host up to 1600 believers.
The building has a Greek cross plan, it shows the byzantine style of the Eastern churches and it is characterized by a dome in the centre higher than the four belfries, for its bluish-grey hemispherical caps and for the extensive mosaic decorations of the façades, designed following the drawings of Giuseppe and Pompeo Bertini, from Milan. The building is upholstered by a stone from the Istrian and Karst quarries, and by marbles of Carrara and Verona. The image of San Spiridione stands out on the golden background under the central door, whereas Sain Gregorio, Attanasio and Gabriel are on the left side, to the canal. On the right side, we can see the Madonna with San Basilio and Giovanni Crisostomo.
The interior is decorated with laudable decorations, oil paintings and tempera imitating the mosaic created by Giuseppe Bertini.
The Roman Theatre lies at the foot of the San Giusto hill, behind Piazza Unità d’Italia, and constitutes one of the most evocative traces of the ancient Roman Targeste. The theatre (I-II century d.C) was destined to host up to 3.500 spectators, it was built almost entirely of masonry with the exception of the stage which it was supposed to be built in wood.
The theatre was identified in 1814 by Pietro Nobile thanks to the name of the village which had risen above of it, which was Rena Vecia (Arena Vecchia). It was exposed only in 1938 after some major demolition and urban regeneration works.
Risiera di San Sabba
The huge building complex of the factory for pilling the rise – built in 1898 in the suburban neighbourhood of San Sabba – was used during the German occupation as a temporary prison camp for the Italian soldiers who were captured after the 8 September 1943 (Stalag 339). According to the calculations made on the depositions, from three to five thousand people were suppressed in Risiera. However, the highest number was for the prisoners and the “combed” ones, passed from the Risiera and sorted in lager or in forced labour: people from Trieste, Friuli, Istria, Slovenia and Croatia, soldiers, Jews. The Risiera di San Sabba Civil Museum (inaugurated in 1975) and the adjacent documentary-photographic itinerary of the historic exhibition (realized by Elio Apih in 1982 and expanded in 1998) illustrate, through the reproduction of documentaries and several testimonies, the history of the Risiera, retracing a frame of the historical, political and military events of the entire region during the first half of the 20th century.
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