Trieste might not be as popular as other cities like Rome, Florence and Venice in Italy, but that's why this place is surprisingly incredible for a weekend escape. This city isn't too populated and crowded comparing to the big ones. I simply enjoyed my time here and I thought I made a good choice of staying here over the weekend. Let's see what you could do there like how I spent my weekend in this beautiful and relaxing city - Trieste.
Wake up Early to See the Empty Piazza Unità d'Italia
If you could manage to get up early, that'd be great! You would be able to see a very empty Plaza of Italy; even enjoy taking pictures of yourself literally nobody's watching! This plaza reminds me of the St. Mark's Square in Venice a lot, where it's also located very close to the sea, giving you a huge space for pictures without crowds and pigeons.
Start a Good Morning with Breakfast at a Classy Cafe
Caffè degli Specchi
Piazza Unità d'Italia, 7, 34121 Trieste TS, Italy
This cafe is very popular and it was quite full at the time we arrived. We woke up early for their breakfast! The outdoor seating was so full so we had to sit inside instead. We were happy that the interior looked very classy and photogenic! It was a lovely breakfast time to start a good morning. However, the food was a bit pricy and I simply don't think a croissant could cost that much, especially it wasn't a really outstanding one. But I'd say my money went to the service and the environment more.
Overall 總括而言: ★★★★☆
Watch over the Sea from Miramare Castle
This place was like a dream to me! A castle next to the sea, that could exactly be a dreamscape everyone would have imagined once. This castle isn't that big but it was enough to let you spend like an hour or more here. Basically we spent most of the time watching over the sea more than looking around inside the castle itself.
Eat Pasta in a Local Seafood Restaurant
Tavernetta Al Molo
Riva Massimiliano e Carlotta, 11, 34151 Trieste TS, Italy
Seafood is one of the must-eat in seaside Trieste. I was so glad that I found this restaurant because their pasta with seafood was ultra delicious and I'm serious. The one I ordered was ravioli pasta which is like a very thin dumpling stuffed with shrimp meat in it. The sauce was mouth-watering; I guess it's because it had absorbed the favour of the shrimp which made it so tasty! I have to say that this was the best pasta I ever had in my life so far. I should start trying to make it myself or I would have to come back for more!
Overall 總括而言: ★★★★★
Enjoy the Signature View of Trieste from Ponte Rosso
The first image of Trieste came across to me was Ponte Rosso. Why? This place is probably the most historical and significant to Trieste. It looks as pretty as you could see in the photo. Never leave Trieste without a picture of this beautiful view! It was a very pleasant walk by the side.
Follow the Path to See the View of Trieste Port
Of course you have to see Trieste clear enough. To do this, simply just follow my suggested path right next to the port, from starting point Ex Lighthouse La Lanterna to Piazza Unità d'Italia, where you will have a chance to slow down your moment and be able to see this beautiful harbour in a carefree and slow-paced way.
當然你要在離開的里雅斯之前把它看清楚一點。那就跟著我的建議路線走吧！從 La Lanterna 前燈塔沿岸步行至意大利廣場，把腳步放慢，途中你會看到超美的海港，好好享受當下吧！
Have an Italian Dinner in a High-end Restaurant
Chimera di Bacco Via del Pane, 2, 34121 Trieste TS, Italy
The setting of this restaurant is cute in purple! I guess you pay for everything not only the food but also the service and the atmosphere. I simply thought that their dishes were overpriced and they weren't as good as I expected in such high-end restaurant. We paid 4 euro each for the bread... something that we usually expected to be complimentary. That wasn't really a big deal as we paid what we had eaten. However, I'm not really a big fan of the traditional Italian polenta I ordered... the texture was quite interesting and it was just too salty to me.
這餐廳很粉很可愛！可是這裡的菜都很貴，味道卻不能說得上是很高級。我們每人還付了四歐元的麵包費⋯⋯ 一些我們一般都會以為是免費的東西居然要四歐⋯⋯ 不過這也算了，反正我們付了我們吃過的。只是，那個傳統的意式玉米粥真的不是很好吃⋯⋯ 質感有點奇怪，而且非常鹹⋯⋯ 所以我就說嘛，錢其實都付在服務和環境上了。
Overall 總括而言: ★★★☆☆
Wait for the Sunset by the Sea
The best place for sunset in Trieste is Molo Audace! It's just right in front of the Piazza Unità d'Italia and is very close to Ponte Rosso. From here, you will be able to see the best sunset in Trieste as nothing is in front will block your sight! The best time to arrive here is half an hour before sunset time to "secure" your best "spot" for the view. This sunset view was overwhelming as the colour changed gradually bit by bit. I enjoyed my time with my friend here so much! It was just amazing!
Complete a Day in a Bar with Food and Drink
La Caffetteria Del Borgo Trieste Via Malcanton, 6, 34121 Trieste TS, Italy
You will always need a cheat meal after a exhausting fun day. This Italian bar offers everything from mid-night snacks and main courses to beers and signature cocktails. The crisps and fish I ordered was so good! The fish meat was very tender and juicy; the crisps were so crispy and nicely flavoured! It was too good that I felt like I need to a fuzzy drink to go with it! This place totally made our prefect day complete!
Overall 總括而言: ★★★★☆ How does Trieste look to you? I have to say that it wasn't what I expected at all. It was completely over my expectation, and of course in a good way.