Trieste is a city that offers some spectacular panoramas and photo opportunities whichever way you turn. Because of its great distance from many of the typical tourist cities of Italy, such as Rome or Milan, Trieste is comfortably lacking tourists, though who knows how long that’ll last. It is mere minutes away from the country’s border with Slovenia, where local Triestini happily drive their cars to fill up with much cheaper gasoline.
Trieste is the capital city of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, an area steeped in history and culture. Located on the western shores of the northern Adriatic Sea, it was once a powerful and important port city. Now, it remains a center for shipping, but has remained one of the richest areas in the country.
The Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia (Unity of Italy Square) is one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Bounded on three sides by tall government buildings, the one remaining side opens out into the vast Adriatic Sea. Make sure to watch the sunset from here, as it is just about as great a sunset as you’ll experience.