Sorting out your car hire online before the actual trip is a sound idea for a number of reasons
- It saves time at at the car hire counter (although you wouldn't believe that if you've been part of the endless queues at Alamo in Miami)
- It guarantees that you drive away in the model of car that you require
- The full booking process is done in your own time rather than at the arrival airport where you are likely to be accompanied by a frazzled partner and a small herd of unruly children
- The fully inclusive price is fixed
Start planning your trip to Trieste by booking car rental using two of Britain's leading car rental suppliers. We offer online bookings with discounted car rental at Trieste airport. Both of our car hire suppliers have specialist support staff at the end of the telephone waiting to answer any extra queries that might occur before or after renting your vehicle.
Clicking on the link below will allow you to obtain car rental quotes from our suppliers for cheap Trieste airport car rental. The airport is 33 km from the city of Trieste and 1 kilometre off the A4 Trieste-Venice motorway (REDIPUGLIA exit).
A trip to the north of Italy should always include a visit to the tantalising university town, Trieste. Situated at the Gulf of Trieste at the Adriatic Sea, this particular beauty spot, once known as part of the Austrian Riviera, is found surrounded by even more beauty spots. This glorious city continues to celebrate its golden days from the early 20th century with very good reason!
A vibrant destination, packed with activity and a stunning harbour backdrop to its stunning city centre, Trieste’s beauty draws a crowd with ease.
Great writers and artists from the beginnings of the twentieth century were attracted to Trieste for its atmosphere and its strong sense of Austro-Hungarian Empire nostalgia. Bookings are taken for literary tours of the town. It too was at the centre of the music and literature world at a time when Trieste was an affluent seaport (1857 to 1918). These resplendent days are still visible today continuing to attract visitors with its gleaming examples of neo classical architecture and Art Nouveau.
With its Slavic appearance and Austrian roots, Trieste doesn’t seem all that Italian. Originally built by the Austrian Hapsburgs to connect Vienna to the Adriatic Sea it wasn’t until the Austro Hungarian Empire ended that Italy claimed the city for itself.
With its impressive buildings the main square, the Piazza dell’Unita d’Italia, is a good place to begin your sightseeing assault of the city. Here the harbour offers something of a twist to your average city centre and provides a welcome and truly memorable introduction to Trieste.
While in Trieste, don’t be surpirsed if your thoughts turn to the Second World War. On a bleak note, Trieste was once chosen for the location of Mussolini’s single concentration camp. It may cross your mind why would such a stunning city would be selected for such a horrific purpose. Decisions like these leave an unfavourable blemish on a city’s character.
While digesting the information of the concentration camp, you may be of a mind to be persuaded to enjoy some modern art. While at the port, head over to the Museo Revoltella which is packed with stunning contemporary masterpieces. In the building opposite, some incomparable Venetian art (ceramics and paintings mainly) is exhibited lying in wait to impress you.
One of the leading sights in Trieste is that of the excellently decadent nineteenth century Castle Miramare. Four miles outside of the city centre, the gardens from which the castle is set are glorious and unforgettable. Orders were laid out by the castle’s VIP resident the Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian for its styling, orders that are followed to the letter today. How you see the garden today is just as the archduke planned. Look out for the Castelletto complete with bronze of Maximilian himself. Catch the old tram from Piazza Oberdan for excellent views of the castle from across the sea.
Still in the mood for castles? Visitors enjoy a casual climb up the San Guisto hill from the Piazza d’Italia to the fourteenth century San Giusto Castle and the cathedral. Taking two hundred years to build, you might expect something impressive and that is what you get! Brilliant views of the city are achieved here along with a weapons exhibition and a variety of shows that are run throughout the year. Check the castle itinerary for further details when you have a date for your visit.
The Cathedral dates back to the sixth century and offers the best of a variety of architectural styles. Built by the joining of two churches, the exterior of the cathedral reveals the styles of Byzantine, Venetian and Gothic. Concealed within are magnificent 12th century Venetian mosaic work which once seen magically dissolve away the memories of that tiring walk up the hill. “What walk?” I hear you say.
When the time comes to wander down from the Cathedral, take the via della Cattedrale for sights of the origins of Trieste before the Hapsburgs became interested. Nearby you will find the Museo Civico Storia ed Arte or more simply put, the local art and history museum!
At the bottom of San Giusto hill, looking out to sea, is the stone Roman amphitheatre dating back to 1AD.
Don’t leave Trieste without a spot of cave visiting. There are well over 1500 caves in total, but the most worthwhile is that of the Grotta Gigante (the world’s largest cave navigable by tourists and sightseers) and the Trebiciano Cave at an impressive 350 metres deep.
A stone’s throw from Trieste, amid Alpine country, Slovenia perches decoratively on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Its nearby neighbours include Croatia, Hungary, Italy and Austria.
A country that benefits from a variety of climates Slovenia is where the geographical zones of the Mediterranean, the Alps, the Dinarides and the Pannonian Plain gather. The coast enjoys a sub-Mediterranean climate while the mountains offers an Alpine one.
One of the most forested countries in Europe, approximately half of the landscape in Slovenia is made up of dense forest land. The remainder consists largely of orchards, vineyards, fields and grasslands.
Many who visit Slovenia enjoy the bounteous beauty of the Triglav National Park. With its centrally situated Mount Triglav (Slovenia’s national symbol) its rivers Sava and Soca flow from their sources in the Julian Alps down to the Adriatic and Black Seas.
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Trieste Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport
is situated 1 kilometre from the (Redipuglia junction) A4 Trieste-Venice motorway.
The main Monfalcone Railway Station (Trieste-Venice railway line) is conveniently situated about five kilometres from the airport.
The APT Bus 10 service delivers you nicely to the railway station from the airport. The service runs every 25 minutes.
Other coach and bus services from the airport include the 51 to Udine and Trieste and the number 1 to Gorzia.
Alternatively, a daily service to Slovenia runs from the Airport to various coastal destinations.