This Italian port city still attracts a large number of Croats and Croatian tourists
Trieste is an Italian port and border city located on the northeast coast of the Adriatic Sea. In addition to shipbuilding, the complex of Trieste port also includes industrial and commercial zones.
Trieste has always been an important trade center, mostly because of its location and proximity to the border. Although during the 1980s Trieste was the main destination for buying better-quality goods, for the last decade or more, this is no longer a common habit.
Despite that, a large number of Croatian residents (mostly from Rijeka and Istria) still often go to Trieste for daily trips and to buy groceries.
Trieste is often a city that tourists visit in transit when they go on vacation to Croatia. Trieste visitors usually spend their time on the glorious Piazza Unità d'Italia, the main square that overlooks the open sea. On this square, you will find the City Hall, the fountain of the Four Continents, and several reputable cafes.
You can also visit Roman remains a Roman theater, numerous palaces, and churches. The most important church is the Cathedral of St. Justus (San Giusto) which is located just above the main square. St. Justus is the patron saint of Trieste.
If you have spare time, you should visit the Miramare Castle as well. It was built in 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife Charlotte of Belgium.