Cruise Port Atlas | Trieste, Italy Map | Location

Trieste, Italy Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Trieste: Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Cunard, Costa

Key Attractions: Piazza Unita d'Italia, San Giusto Castle, San Giusto Cathedral, Great Synagogue, Revoltella Museum, Riseira di San Saba, Faro, Miramare Castle, Duino Castle, Aquileie Roman Ruins, Aquileie Basilica, Grotta Gigante, Postojna Cave, Skocjan Caves, Muggia, Koper, Piran, Val Rosandra

The port of Trieste is arguably the least Italian of all Italian cities, having come to be a part of Italy as a result of the vagaries of war. From the late 14th until the early 20th centuries, Trieste was the port for the Austrians and was dominated politically by Austrians. It did not become a permanent part of modern Italy until 1954. The most famous attraction in the city is the stunning and huge Piazza Unita d'Italia which opens to the sea on one side and is surrounded by majestic buildings of the Austrian era. Trieste was also an important port during the Roman Empire and several Roman remnants remain including several temples on San Giusto Hill, an arch from about 30 BCE and a Roman theater. On the hill are the San Giusto Cathedral and the San Giusto Castle. The city is filled with historic coffee houses celebrating the city's central place in the importation of the noble bean. South of the old city is Risiera di San Sabba, the site of Nazi attrocities. North along the coast are two stunning seaside castles, Miramare from the 19th century and Duino, originally built in the late 14th century. The ancient Roman city of Aquileie is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which also includes a pristine example of an early Christian basilica. The area surrounding Trieste also has many natural wonders of Karst terrain. Grotta Gigante is said to be the world's largest public cave and it could enclose St. Peters Basilica in its largest chamber. Just across the border in Slovenia are the UNESCO World Heritage site, Skocjan Caves park and the most popular cave in Europe, Postojna. At the very norhern end of the Adriatic in Monfalcone is the headquarters of Fincantieri, the company that has built many of the world's cruise ships.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at

Primary Language: Italian

Secondary Languages: Slovene, Croatian

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Piazza Unita d'Italia by MatthiasKabel

Geography and Population

Trieste sits at the northeast corner of the Adriatic sea just above the Istrian peninsula which Italy shares with Slovenia and Croatia. The region's unique geography results from the Karst geology of the land. The city is home to just over 200,000 locals most of whom are Italian, but with sizable Serbian, Slovene and Croatian minorities.

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How Far?

Taxi fares start at 3.30 Euros with 1.15 added for each additional kilometer. Waiting (traffic) charges are added at a rate of 50 Euro per hour and can be significant.  Taxi fare information from - (02/13).

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Trieste Cruise Terminal Trieste Airport 39 KM 34 minutes 50 Euros
Trieste Cruise Terminal Piazza Unita d'Italia 0.5 KM 2 minutes, 6 minute walk  
Trieste Cruise Terminal San Giusto Cathedral / Castle 3.4 KM 8 minutes, 16 minute walk  
Trieste Cruise Terminal Faro (Lighthouse) 5 KM 8 minutes 9 Euros
Trieste Cruise Terminal Risiera de San Sabba 6.6 KM 9 minutes 10 Euros
Trieste Cruise Terminal Muggia 15 KM 19 minutes 18 Euros
Trieste Cruise Terminal Miramare Castle 9 KM 12 minutes 15 Euros
Trieste Cruise Terminal Duine Castle 21 KM 24 minutes  
Trieste Cruise Terminal Val Rosandra Park 11 KM 20 minutes 18 Euros
Trieste Cruise Terminal Grotta Gigante 10 KM 20 minutes 17 Euros
Trieste Cruise Terminal Skocjan Caves 28 KM 31 minutes  
Trieste Cruise Terminal Postojna Cave 46 KM 37 minutes  
Trieste Cruise Terminal Aquileie 51 KM 47 minutes  
Trieste Cruise Terminal Fincantieri Shipyards (Monfalcone) 30 KM 32 minutes  
Trieste Cruise Terminal Koper 24 KM 23 minutes  
Trieste Cruise Terminal Piran 40 KM 41 minutes  
Trieste Cruise Terminal Ljubljana 94 KM 1 hour 5 minutes  
Trieste Cruise Terminal Bled 144 KM 1 hour 30 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses


Maggiore Hosptial, Piazza dell'Ospitale, 2, Trieste, phone - 39 40 399 4540, 2 KM, 6 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Unicredit S.P.A., Piazza della Borsa, 9, 34121 Trieste, 0.7 KM, 2 minutes, 9 minutes walking
Banca Generali S.P.A, Corso Cavour, 5, 34132 Trieste, 0.9 KM, 2 minutes, 11 minutes walking

Post Office

Poste Italiane, Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 2, 34121 Trieste, 0.6, 2 minutes, 7 minutes walking

Port and Berths

Nearest Street Address - Molo dei Bersaglieri, 34123 Trieste
GPS - 45.650318, 13.763698

Photo of San Giusto Cathedral Interior by Tiesse