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Two day trips from Trieste.


Some days ago I spent a week in Trieste and I did a couple of day trips. I visited Gorizia and Muggia.

Gorizia is a beautiful town at the border with Slovenia. I went there by direct train. It took around 44 minutes to get there.

I only spent some hours in this town, but I explored the main areas in its old core.


Piazza Sant' Antonio one of the squares in Gorizia. It is partly surrounded by a remain of a cloister of a monastery.


According to a legend this monastery was founded by saint Anthony.


Next to the cloister in piazza Sant' Antonio there is an ancient palace. I checked if it was opened for a visit, but it was not. I spotted this beautiful floral arrangment in its courtyard.


Via Rastello is one of the main streets in the old core of Gorizia. There are lots of shops here.


There are some porticoes at the end of via Rastello.




There is a small confectionery in Gorizia; the pasticceria Cidin Eddo. It is in via Guglielmo Marconi.


Here you can find various kinds of cakes and even typical ones. It' s a place worth to visit!


Gorizia is overlooked by a castle. It was probably founded in the XI century. In the course of the centuries it was damaged, destroyed and restructured many times. In 1937 it was restored to its original aspect.

The castle is opened to visitors. I didn' t visit it, but I will do next time I visit Gorizia.

In the precinct of the castle (its name is Borgo Castello) you can see the small church of the Holy Spirit. It dated to the XV century.


There are also some old houses and a couple of museums in Borgo Castello.


A door knocker in Borgo Castello.



The views from the castle area are relly great. They could be much better with less foliage.


Piazza della Vittoria; the main square in Gorizia is very large. Here you can visit the church of sant' Ignatius.



A palace at piazza della Vittoria.


Another sight at this square is the Neptune fountain. It was built in the 1700.


Muggia is a nice sea side town situated at the south - east of Trieste; on the border with Slovenia. I visited Muggia several times. There are daily buses from Trieste to get there.The journey takes around half an hour.

This town is overlooked by a castle built between 1375 and 1399. It was restored in 1992.




Piazza Marconi is the main square in Muggia. It is surrounded by the duomo (cathedral), by the town hall and some restaurants and some shops.

The cathedral was built on the site of a previous church. It was consecrated in 1263. The church you see today dates to the 1467.

Since the XIII century the town hall is situated in piazza Marconi. Its last reconstruction was made in 1930.


If you like to explore Muggia properly, you have to climb a bit. Muggia has also lots of stairs.


The harbour in Muggia is small and surrounded by colourful houses.

You can see part of the castle from the harbour.


Gelateria Jimmy is a good place to have a ice cream. Here they also serve pastries and sandwitches.


This is a dessert I had at gelateria Jimmy. It is practicaly a small ice cream. It was very good.


This gelateria is located near the harbour.


Muggia has narrow streets (calli) and small squares; as in Venice.

This town is a good place to spend some hours.

Posted by Maurizioagos 12:29 Archived in Italy Tagged trieste venezia friuli muggia gorizia giulia.

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Someone had a sense of humor. I love the colored windows on the building on Via Rastello. You found two lovely towns. I'll put them on my must-see list. Thank you.

by Beausoleil

You are welcome! Yes, I like the coloured windews as well.


by Maurizioagos

Nice blog, Maurizio! I recently learned that the famous chef Lydia Bastianich was from Trieste. I had never heard of the small towns of Gorizia, and Muggia but they are really lovely and definitely worth a visit. Your photos are fabulous!!!

by starship VT

You are too kind Sylvia!


by Maurizioagos

You bring back a lot of memories to me with your photos Maurizio. I remember being so positively surprised by Trieste, its a lovely city. And I ate the best pizza ever here :-)
I had totally forgotten that I had been to Muggia as well, but seeing your photos I recognized it at once and the memories of the visit instantly starting to come back. Thank you for sharing!!

by sim1travels

You are welcome!

by Maurizioagos

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