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Trieste and Miramare Castle Tour
A charming Mediterranean city
From Ljubljana pass Postojna and Sezana to Trieste, an amazing Italian city with rich historical and cultural background that played a strong role in the Habsburg Empire economy. As we will stroll around we will see that history and images of the past are still living through all the ruins, monuments, streets and buildings scattered around the town. We’ll reach its historical heart, the Capitol Hill, the site of the ancient Roman Ruins, which include the theatre, the forum and the Augustan Triumphal Arch. We’ll then admire the Castle and the Cathedral of San Giusto, the enchanting old town, the elegant seafront with exquisite palaces of remarkable architectural value, many in Neo-Classical style, and Italy’s largest square overlooking the sea, the Piazza Unità Square.
After discovering the heartbeat of this amazing Italian city we continue the tour, only a few kilometers from the city centre of Trieste, to the romantic castle of Miramare. The Miramare castle is the romantic residence of Maximilian of Habsburg and Charlotte from Belgium. Surrounded by a wonderful park of twenty-two hectares, with many of rare botanical species beyond belief, the castle is a rare example of a noble residence of mid-seventeenth century. Enshrined in the coastal rocks, it gives visitors the chance to admire the most enchanting sunsets!
For our leisurely lunch we’ll stop in a typical restaurant offering local wines and dishes of a gastronomic tradition that reflects Trieste’s role as a crossroads of different peoples and cultures.
The schedule will adapt to your needs and requests.
PRIVATE TOURS: from 240€ / tour
PRICE INCLUDES: Transport, professional English speaking guide, organization
PRICE EXCLUDES: Entrance fees and meals
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel whenever you want to.
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