Also known as Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport or Ronchi dei Legionari Airport, you can travel to Trieste, located 40 minutes’ drive away with a hire car. Trieste has a lively cultural scene with various theatres. Among these are the Opera Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, Politeama Rossetti, the Teatro La Contrada, and several smaller ones. If you are planning a skiing trip or a visit to neighbouring Slovenia or nearby Croatia, you are perfectly placed to enjoy both when you rent a car here.
Top Attractions in Trieste
For a bit of historical culture visit Miramare Castle, San Giusto Castle, Duino Castle and churches like the Cathedral of San Giusto, Basilica of San Silvestro, Israelite Temple of Trieste, Basilica Forense or Palaeochristian Basilica.
Visit the charming Istro-Venetian fishing village of Muggia. Well-known for its seafood, sample some cuisine then amble around the Archaeological Park of Muggia Vecchi. Don’t miss a trip to the castle and Cathedral too.
Put your hiking boots on and enjoy the Val Rosandra Valley which encloses a remarkable natural environment. A walk through its paths and by the stream and natural ponds, surrounded by typical Carsic vegetation, is worth it.
Day Trips From Trieste
Travel to Udine which has numerous historical monuments and museums on offer. Visitors must stop by Palazzo Patriarcale and Loggia del Lionello which is a gothic style building.
Venice is just under 2 hours away and no trip would be complete without heading out on a gondola or taking a vaporetto along the Grand Canal. Enjoy the beautiful sights of this stunning city like the famous monuments of St Mark’s square, Palazzo Ducale or St Mark's Basilica. See Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the home of Marco Polo and the Rialto Bridge. Explore small back streets, narrow passageways and piazzas.
Providing good access to ski resorts in Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, you will not be short of places to hit the slopes or simply enjoy some après ski. Scale the Julian Alps and numerous other resorts in the area.
Drive to Lake Bled in Slovenia and marvel at its sheer beauty. Take a stroll around Triglav National Park. There are many trails on which you can embark and sample the breathtaking landscape.
Pula in Croatia is only a short drive away too. Packed full of Roman architecture make sure you visit the Arena and the Forum. Brijuni, a nearby group of islands are also well worth the trip.