The nature of Trieste is immediately evident to the eye of the most curious tourist: a border town, where Mediterranean and Central European traits are all mixed up, in a blend of architectural genres - Neo-Classical, Baroque and Liberty the most popular - ranging from the buildings of Roman origin to those in the Habsburg Empire style.
The coexistence of those many varieties is also represented by the color contrasts that characterize the morphology of the city, nestled among the red autumn colors of the vegetation of the Carso and the blue of the sea that comes to brush the Molo Audace on the days when the Bora wind gusts reach 180 km / h.
A charm which was able to capture the interest of many writers who lived in Trieste, above all Umberto Saba, Italo Svevo and James Joyce. The literary echoes of these acquaintances can still be breathed in the elegant historic cafes of downtown, ideal for a stop after dealing with one of the many traditional tourist routes. The famous "Streetcar of Opčine" (the historic tramway in operation since 1902), for example, takes you from Piazza Oberdan to what the people of Trieste call the path of the "Napoleonic", perfect for a walk with panoramic views of the Gulf of Trieste.
Among the most well-known historical places there is the central Piazza Unità d'Italia, one of the largest in Europe, and the Victory Lighthouse, an imposing monument commemorating the war dead. Worthy to be visited also the historic buildings of the area such as the Castle of Miramare.