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Trieste and Covid

Dropping into Italy after traveling from Zagreb to Slovania on our way back down the Dalmatian Coast.
Only a couple of nights there and with side trips what is the situation like?
Any major in town locations to visit?
Thank you.

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Here's some information I've compiled for a future trip. I haven't been to the city yet. Verify opening days and hours.

  • Tourist office used to offer walking tours Sunday at 10:30 AM (about €10). They reportedly have info on self-guided tours.

  • Piazza dell’Unita d’Italia: Large waterfront square with neoclassical buildings. City’s top sight.

  • Chiesa di Santo Spiridone, Via F. Filzi: Blue-domed Serbian Orthodox church built 1868. Glittering mosaics. Mon-Sat 0900-1800.

  • Roman theatre: Via del Teatro Romano, behind Piazza dell’Unita d’Italia. Occasional concerts.

  • Corso Cavour: Locus of the passeggiata.

  • Cattedrale di San Giusto Martire: 14C Basilica with lovely (restored) medieval mosaics incorporated in floor and beautiful 12C/13C mosaics in formerly-adjacent churches now in side aisles. Museum “jumbled but fascinating”. Above old town on Colle di San Giusto. There's a bus going up there--maybe #24.

  • Canal Grande: N of Palazzo Carciotti: Flanked by impressive neo-classical buildings. Gaily colored boats.

  • Museo Revoltella e Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Via Armando Diaz 27: Splendid 19C mansion, combined with modern Palazzo Brunner showing interesting 19C/20C Triestine works. Pretty rooftop café open some summer evenings. Wed-Mon 1000-1900. €7.

  • Church of San Silvestro, Piazza San Silvestro 1: Small Romanesque gem, 9C-12C. Some fresco fragments.

  • Civico Museo Sartorio, Largo Papa Giovanni XXIII 1: Art focus. Fabulous 14C altarpiece, the Trittico di Santa Chiara, on 2nd floor. Stunning collection of Tiepolo drawings on 3rd floor (many in drawers). Also has ceramics and jewelry and basement collection of religious art, Byzantine to Baroque, including Roman mosaic. Tue-Thu 1000-1300, Fri-Sat 1400-1700, Sun 1000-1800. Free.

  • Synagogue, Via San Francesco d’Assisi 19: Richly decorated neo-classical synagogue, built 1912. Meticulously restored after WWII damage; one of most important and beautiful synagogues in Italy. Guided tours Mon and Wed 1545, 1645, 1745; Tue 0930, 1030, 1130. €4.

  • Risiera di San Sabba, Via Giovanni Palatucci 5: WWII concentration camp. Daily 0900-1900. Free. Tours cost €3. Bus 8 or 10.

  • Arco di Riccardo, Via del Trionto: Roman town gate overlooking pretty residential square.

Outside the city but not far away:

  • Castello di Miramare, Guignano Point: Lovely Victorian-era neo-Gothic seaside palace with 55-acre gardens. Fanciful design and over-the-top Victorian décor; great views from windows. Long but very nice walk. Or take bus (#6? #36?) to Grignano.

  • Villa Opicina: Culturally-Slovenian town with un-Italian feel. Early-20C trolley (Tram 2) from Piazza Oberdan turns into a funicular to negotiate steep hill. Get off at obelisk one or two stops from end of line for walks with views of city.

  • Grotta Gigante, Sgonico: Cavern 375 ft high; one of largest and most spectacular on continent. 50-min guided tours hourly 1000-1800; closed Mon. About 15 km from city. Take Trieste-Opicina tram 2 from Piazza Oberdan to terminus, then Bus 42 (verify number) to Borgo Grotta Gigante. Outbound can take Bus 42 all the way. 10-min. walk from bus stop. €13. May need to pre-book: +39 040 327312).

  • Muggia: Fishing village 5 km S of city on Istrian Peninsula. 14C castle and semi-ruined walls. Venetian-feeling port backs up to steep hills. Seafood restaurants along waterfront. Ferries from Trieste.

  • Castello di Duino: 14C/15C castle with flower-filled garden and fab views. €8. About 14 km NW of Miramare; Bus 41 from Piazza Oberdan or Bus 44 or 5 from RR station. Easy path along coast toward city has gorgeous views rivaling Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre. €8;

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Just a short drive or taxi ride from Trieste to Lipica Slovenia is the Lipica Lippizaners Horse Farm. I’m planning a visit as a day trip from Venice in September 2022.
You didn’t say when your trip is but per their website they just closed to visitors.