As our first hike in 2019 we chose the route Aurisina – Strada della Salvia – Miramare – Barcola – long enough route, but it involves the visit of nice and quiet beach Canovella degi Zoppoli.
- Hiking boots
- Water and / or hot tea
- Snack for a small picnic
- Sunglasses, swimming suits, towels and sun-protection cream – if you do this route in spring – summer season
This is how our food set looked like 🙂
Besides nuts and fruits, we took tarallini (traditional Italian snack) and famous Slovenian cheese Kajmak. As Christmas holidays has not finished yet, we took also mini panettone – traditional Italian Christmas sweet and of course thermos with hot tea.
By the way, if you do this route in spring – summer season a bottle of wine will be better choice 🙂
- Download the map of Italy.
- Buy bus tickets. You can find them in Tabaccheria, newsstand or bar.
First, you need to reach township Aurisina, which is possible to do by . Your stop in Aurisina – Aurisina municipio.
Aurisina municipio – Beach Canovella degli Zoppoli
Getting off the bus, we go toward Aurisina Cave – famous marble quarry. In Italy you can find witnesses of ancient history almost everywhere – which is one of the wonderful features of this country. This marble quarry in Aurisina exists from the Roman Empire times. Marble that has been extracted here, was used in Aquileia construction, starting from 1st century a.c.
After looking round Aurisina Cave, we go towards the forest and having entered there, follow the Route #1.
Having risen a bit, we always stop at overlook platform (viewpoint on the map), which offers amazing views over the sea and towns Trieste, Duino and Monfalcone.
This is also one of the favorite places of climbers 🙂
Continuing our hike, we descend to the sea, towards the Beach Canovella degli Zoppoli, walking along nice path Sentiero dei pescatori and crossing highway Strada Costiera.
Picnic on the Beach
On the beach, we organize small picnic. It’s pleasant to sit on the big stones, listening to waves, breathing odour of the sea and drink the tea. This beach is very quiet. In the summer, you can organize there a barbeque 🙂
Beach Canovella degli Zoppoli – Strada della Salvia
To come back to the trail, you need to climb. This is the most difficult part of today hike, but going slowly and chatting, the climb will seem to you pretty easy.
The trail where we continue our hike is called Strada della Salvia. It is famous for its beautiful pines, sea view and light flavor of thyme and sage. The last one grows here abundantly and exactly for this reason, the trail was named Strada della Salvia: sage means “salvia” in Italian language.
Strada della Salvia – Miramare – Barcola Trieste
Leaving Strada della Salvia, we turn to the right to the asphalt road and go down to via del Pucino.
Down the street Via del Pucino we go towards the station Miramare. The road is surrounded by olive trees. During autumn – winter you can also find some persimmon trees there.
- By taking the train. But keep in mind that trains stop here rarely. Better to check the schedule in advance on the webpage www.trenitalia.com.
- You can cross Miramare park and look round its famous castle (Castello Miramare), afterwards take the bus #6 from Barcola.
- To descend from the station directly to Barcola.
This time we were tired and chose the third option. We tool a walk along the quay of Barcola and having enjoyed the sunset, took the bus #6 to reach Trieste city center.