Trieste is beautiful and interesting in every season. But probably spring and summer are the best seasons to visit the city: there are many things to do. Spring is great for hiking: the weather is good, but not hot, blossom trees are everywhere and all colors of nature are so fresh and vivid. Summer in Trieste is the best time for relax on the beach, sea trips, long evenings walks and many events to participate.
Make one-day sea trip
Being in Trieste you can visit near-by cities by bus or by car, but in summer, traveling by sea is much more pleasant. Usually we choose the last option 🙂
In Trieste we have a ferry with a nice name “Delfino verde” (eng. Green dolphin) 🙂 It makes regular trips to Muggia – small town located near Trieste. But in summertime the ferry offers more routes. One of our favorite is Sistiana – a village, famous for its Sentiero Rilke – touristic path with panoramic views. There are also nice beaches there.
Schedule and prices for all routes you can check on the official website of the ferry
We are very lucky this year! From June 29th we can go from Trieste to some Slovenian and Croatian towns by high-speed boats of Liberty Lines.
I know many Trieste guests like to visit Slovenia and Croatia due to convenient location of our city. Certainly, it is possible to do it by car, but there is a risk of losing a lot of time in a queue at the boarder that is always big in high season. Therefore, the journey by the sea will be faster and much more comfortable 🙂
- Piran (Slovenia)
- Porec (Croatia)
- Mali Losinj (Croatia)
- Rovinj (Croatia)
Convenient schedule allows visiting every town in one day, for instance, Rovinj – fabulous town with its old buildings and narrow streets. It is small and one day is enough to see its various architecture, eat freshly cooked fish and even have a swim 🙂
Schedule and prices are available on the official Liberty Lines webpage
Go for easy hiking combined with relax on the beach
Hiking in hot summer days is quite fatiguing. But there are some easy routes located near Trieste we like to do a lot even in summertime. Some routes are not only beautiful, but include visiting small beaches where you can swim and have a rest 🙂
Hiking along Strada della Salvia and visiting the beach Canovella degli Zoppoli. I am sure you will like the nice path with beautiful pines, light flavor of the sage and spectacular view over the sea. Beach Canovella degli Zoppoli – a bit isolated and quiet – one of the best beaches located near Trieste.
Hiking near Muggia, including visiting sandy beach with fanciful seashells and lunch in a good (and not expensive!) fish restaurant 🙂
Hiking in natural reserve Val Rosandra. This route doesn’t include relax on the beach, but it is worth making due to the beauty of the nature, small, but nice waterfall and good traditional lunch in the Bottazzo village 🙂
Watch the film under the sky
piazza Verdi, Trieste
end of June – beg. of July
Every summer at the end of June – beginning of July International Short Film Festival in Trieste takes place. This is one of my favorite summer events. During the whole week, you can go to piazza Verdi to watch films. Screening movies begins around 21:30, when it is getting dark. The square is located near the sea and it is a bit windy there: big advantage in hot summer days 🙂
There are some bars located directly on the square, so you can ask for the beer or wine and go to watch the movie 🙂
Another nice thing – entrance is free 🙂
Go to the concert
piazza Verdi; San Giusto Castle: Bastione Rotondo and Cortile delle Milizie, Trieste
mid of June – beg. of September
Music is everywhere in Trieste summertime. From Jazz to Rock – there are many events taking place at different locations. Detailed program you can check on the official website of Trieste Estate, organized by Municipality of Trieste. Again, for the most concerts the entrance is free 🙂
Some concerts are organized on piazza Verdi, where the theatre of the same name is located.
I personally like a lot “Trieste loves jazz” Festival, when Jazz bands from different countries come to Trieste to play their music. They perform different jazz styles, so everybody will find something according to its own preferences 🙂
One event within this festival I recommend especially: Concerto all’alba – Concert at dawn. The concert takes place on the pier Molo Audace. Watching the sunrise to the beautiful music creates unforgettable emotions.
Another popular concert locations are Bastione Rotondo and Cortile delle Milizie: both places belongs to complex of San Giusto Castle.
Bastione Rotondo is famous also for its astonishing night views 🙂
Stroll through the evening city
I think every city has special charm at night. Trieste is not an exception. Summer is the best time to stroll through its nice illuminated streets. Even living here, we often make this walk just to enjoy again the beauty of Trieste 🙂
Molo Audace is one of the favorite place of everybody not only for walk, but to have a rest and admire the view of Piazza Unità.
You can also drop at any bar located in the center and drink a glass of wine 🙂 In the summer, many of them work until midnight.
Now you know there are many things to do in Trieste in the summer. I am happy to live here and try to stay tuned for the news 🙂 If you plan to visit Trieste and have any questions regarding the city, write them in Comments or contact me using the Contact page. It will be my pleasure to help 🙂