Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste on the Adriatic Sea. Throughout its history, it has been influenced by its geographic position at the crossroads of the Germanic, Latin and Slav culture. The population is an ethnic mix from the neighboring regions.

A multicultural city...

An "international" city at the heart of the enlarged Europe. Trieste is marked by the presence of Slovenians, Greeks, Serbs, Jews and Armenians and, of course, Italians. Trieste hosts many religious communities and by walking down the city you can see several religious buildings representing each religious community: Catholic, Jewish, Greek Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Swiss Waldensian, Augustan Evangelical, Methodist and Adventist.

In May, average temperatures range from 14 to 22 degrees C (57 to 71 degrees F)

The currency in Italy is the Euro (€), the currency of the European union. Money can be easily exchanged in banks and exchange booths in the city center, airports, train stations and tourist areas.

Time zone
GMT + 1

Emergency phone number in Italy
The number 112 can be dialled to reach emergency services - medical, fire and police. The operator connects the caller with the required emergency service. 112 can be called from any telephone (landline, pay phone or cellular phone).


How to get to Trieste

Discover more about Trieste 
and the surrounding area:

Regional tourism office

Convention and visitors Bureau

New York Times guide of Trieste