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Located between the sea and the mountains of Carso in Northeast Italy, Trieste is best discovered on foot so you can appreciate the full majesty of this picturesque seaside city.

Trieste, which borders Slovenia, is unique in its Italian, German and Greek influences – this is largely because it is isolated from the ‘rest of Italy’. It makes sense that Sigmund Freud and James Joyce would escape here to bolster their creative juices.

In Trieste you will discover a Neo-Renaissance mansion, experience a ghostly coffee at the ancient Caffé Tommaseo (also a favourite of Freud), and get transported back in time in many of the quirky restaurants and shops.

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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details


  • South African passport holders need a Schengen Visa to enter Italy. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
  • The South African Consulate in Italy is at 11 Corso Firenze, 16136, Genoa, Italy. Phone: +39 010 868 2798. Email:

See and do

Grotta Gigante  is a good place to start if you want to explore the natural surroundings of Trieste. It is the largest tourist cave in the world and can be found on the Trieste plateau, which consists of +/- 1500 caves. The Museo di Storia Naturale offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about the botanical, zoological and geological aspects of Trieste.

Experience the ancient architecture and heritage of the area by visiting some of the cathedrals and castles in the area - the Castle of San Giusto and Miramar Castle are a must-see as well as the enchanting Trieste Cathedral.

Other cultural places to visit include the Railway Museum, the Roman Theatre, and Il faro della Vittoria (the lighthouse). If you want to explore the city by foot, you should definitely head to the old town, Citta Vecchia, where you will see traditional medieval homes and architecture.

If you are looking for a destination that has charm, a rich cultural history, and natural beauty, then look conside Trieste, Italy for your next getaway.

Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport - TRS

Food and beverage: There is a bar, a restaurant and cafes at the shopping area, La Plazetta at Trieste Airport.

Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Items lost or left at the airport itself can be reported to the lost property offices at the luggage belts. If you lost an item in the terminal contact the airport on +39 (0) 481 773227.

Car Hire: Hertz, Alamo Trieste, Maggiore Trieste, Budget, Avis, Europcar, and Sixt.

Airport Hotels: None available at the airport.

Airport Hub: Trieste Airport is a hub for Air Dolomiti, Air One CityLiner, Belle Air, and Ryanair.


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