It’s always such a pleasure to come to Italy in summertime. The delightful smell of the sea air, people driving around on their vespas, loads of Aperol Spritz and crisps in the evenings and not to mention the amazing pizza and pasta and gelato and coffee. I could go on and on. Luckily it’s only like a 4 hour drive from where I live and since Austria isn’t connected to the sea it’s even greater to be able to go to a country that is not landlocked in only a couple of hours.
Trieste truly is a beautiful little place. I’ve been there once before when I was like ten and my only memory is my five year old sister throwing up in the car on our way there. So when Harry suggested that we should go there on the weekend for our one year anniversary I definitely could have thought of places that I had greater experiences with. But I thought why not, let’s make some new Trieste memories and it’s about time that my Australian sees more of the beautiful Europe we live in.
I have put together a little list of nice places that we discovered on our trip. Usually you will discover the nice places by accident. In fact you will miss most of the lovely hidden places by searching a recommended one but I still want to share my personal ‘must see’ list with you. Trieste is quite small so you can discover the whole city by walking around. The only time you would need public transport is when you decide to go to the Miramare castle (which we didn’t have time to) or go to the closest beach. It’s more of a promenade and huge rocks with people lying around, cars going past and pigeons attacking you so if you really want to go to the beach it’s probably best to go somewhere else in my opinion. But what I really enjoyed was going to the harbour to watch the sunset. You can just sit down, even bring some food or drinks and just chill there with friends like many locals do. This way I even got my summer 2016 dose of sea air. For restaurants I would totally recommend you to get a nice pasta dish at Vizz which is kind of fancy but still affordable and they have pretty cool interior. Or you’ll get calamari fritti at 040 Social Food if you don’t mind the pigeons that will probably try to steal your food. After dinner it’s gelato time. And it’s not hard to find a good one. Most of the places sell this Illy Cafè Crema coffee ice cream thingy that is pretty much something in between coffee and ice cream and it’s honestly one of the nicest desserts ever. The best one I had was from Cafè Adoro and I think theirs was self made. I’m not entirely sure though. This cafe also sells pretty nice tramezzinis and brownies. Trieste is definitely worth a visit for a day or two but on my next trip I think I will go to a more northern place to escape the heat. There is nothing planned yet but I will keep you updated.