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This northern Italian harbor city is located on the border between Italy and Slovenia and is not far from Austria. It is part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. In the 18th century, the Emperor of Austria ordered that a large harbor built built in Trieste and in so doing, ended Venice's long domination of the Adriatic. After the fall of the imperial and royal monarchy, Trieste became part of Italy. The harbor of Trieste is still the most important ocean harbor in this region. Nearly all of the architecturally interesting structures were built in the 18th century and the Wilhelminian period. The Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia, celebrating the unification of Italy, is at the heart of the city. This main square is surrounded on three sides by magnificent neo-classical structures. Right next to the Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia is the Piazza Verdi where the opera house Teatro Verdi is located. The Miramar Castle is located on the exposed cliffs above the Gulf of Trieste. You can also see it from the harbor. It was a gift from the Habsburg Archduke Maximilian, who was later also the Emperor of Mexico, to his wife, Charlotte of Belgium. Under Venetian influence, the first coffeehouses were established in Trieste. Benedetto Capano in the Via San Nicolò is the city's oldest coffeehouse. It was mentioned in written documents as early as 1768. The Hapsburg coffee culture is still alive and well today in many coffeehouses established in the 19th century.
From the airport to Trieste
Name: Trieste Airport (TRS)
Location: 33 km north-west of Trieste
All information is subject to change.