Exhibitions and Fairs in Trieste
Trieste, historical and industrial town on the border with Eastern Europe is the capital of a province that enjoys a high standard of living. Trieste Exhibition Center - Fiera Trieste is one of the most ancient fairgrounds in Italy and holds many exhibitions and events focused on the most relevant economic sectors as tourism, boating, wellbeing and deli.
The industrial sector of Trieste, boasts the presence of names such as Wärtsilä Italia (marine engines), Fincantieri (cruise ships), Telit and Alcatel (telecommunications), Illy (coffee) and Dreher (beer). The service sector of insurance includes Assicurazioni Generali, Sasa Assicurazioni, Ras and Lloyd Adriatico.
How to get to Trieste
Trieste is one of the main gates to Eastern Europe. Trieste is crossed by the A4 motorway, which arrives from Turin, but from the city also branch out the E-road network routes to Ljubljana (E70) to Rijeka (E61) and to Pula and Kopar (E751). The Central Station of Trieste, in Piazza della Libertà, is on the railway line towards Venice and Udine: since 2009, the DB (Deutsche Bahn) trains AutoZug are available, for transporting vehicles towards Germany. The Port of Trieste consists of different areas depending on the activity: from freight containers to the docks for specific trade with Turkey, up to the terminals for passenger and cruise ships. The airport serving the city of Trieste is Ronchi dei Legionari airport, in the province of Gorizia.
Where to stay in Trieste
In the area of the historical centre of Trieste, there are many 3 and 4 star hotels, especially in the maze of streets going from Central Station and the Port to the city centre around Piazza Dalmazia and Corso Italia. From the hotels near the Castle of San Giusto, you can easily walk to Via Giosuè Carducci, a long street full of shops that flows into the centre. The hotels near the Fair of Trieste, in the area of piazzale Alcide De Gasperi, are particularly suitable for business travelers and are also close to the horse racing track Montebello. In Piazza Unità d'Italia there's a major convention centre.
Shopping venues in Trieste
The wealthy city of Trieste offers citizens and tourists ample opportunities for shopping in prestigious shops and boutiques. All the big names of fashion, footwear and accessories are situated in the streets of the historical centre: the most famous shopping areas of Trieste are Via San Nicolò and Piazza Goldoni, near the Castle of San Giusto and the area of the Consulates. Many prestigious shops are located in the area of piazza Unità d'Italia, closed between amazing public buildings as the Municipio, and the long stretch of road named Via XX Settembre between Via Carducci and Via Rossetti. In the city there are also two shopping malls with dozens of shops: Giulia - reached by buses 6, 9 and 35, and Le Torri d'Europa - which can be reached by bus lines 8, and 29.
Trieste hot spots for the after-show
Entering one of the historic cafes of Trieste means walking floors that have witnessed important events of literary history and politics. In the whole area between the Giuseppe Verdi Theatre, piazza Unità d'Italia, and Piazza della Borsa, are located the most beautiful historic cafés of Trieste: Caffè degli Specchi in piazza Unità d'Italia was the favorite by Italo Svevo; Caffè San Marco in via Battisti welcomed Umberto Saba and nowadays the intellectual Claudio Magris; Caffè Tommaseo in the homonymous street was decorated by Lorenzo Gatteri. Trieste's genuine nightlife has nothing to envy to that in other European cities. One of the most intriguing areas is the hamlet Barcola boasting plenty of clubs, pubs and meeting places. The most famous nightclubs in the city are Macchiavelli - in Viale Miramare, Mandracchio – in piazza Unità d'Italia, and the refined Macaki - in Viale XX Settembre. The most popular venues with tourists and young people are Juice – in Via Madonnina, Befeed - Viale Miramare, Libero – near San Giusto castle, the Round Midnight - in via Ginnastica, and Public House in Via San Lazzaro.
Trieste and its coffee
A cup of coffee in Trieste is not a mere daily ritual or a pleasure. Rather, it means a plunge in the city's history and in that of this drink. Since the second half of the XVIII century, when ships laden with the precious beans landed at the port to be exported around Europe. In Trieste, the market of coffee has led to the creation of import-export companies, roasters, processing facilities and of course hundreds of shops, pubs and bars for retail sale and tasting. In 1904 was established also a Coffee Stock Market. Today, more than 30% of the coffee drunk in Italy comes from the port of Trieste. This is also the reason why there is a bar in town for every 300 inhabitants, whereas the national average is 1 for 400.
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