Interrail Day 6, 7 & 8 - Trieste

Interrail Day 6, 7 & 8 - Trieste

After leaving Arianna and Jessica in Castelfranco, then Arno in Venice, I got to Trieste on Friday evening.

I arrived in Trieste 25 minutes late, because there was a slight issue with the train at one point.

We were about 3/4 there when we stopped moving. I looked out the window and saw a warming fire outside!


Although I have no idea how and why there was a fire, they evacuated the carriage in front and we started moving again! The country is so hot it’s on fire 🫠 (joking)

So after this bit of entertainment, the train got to Trieste without any further problems, I headed straight to the hostel I had booked and got lazy for the rest of the evening.

The choice of hostel was quite limited. I don’t know if it’s because I booked on the day or just because there aren’t any other hostels in Trieste, but Hotello was a good pick (with a free breakfast 😋).

The next morning I stayed lazy again, and only went out in the afternoon.

Maybe I just didn’t look around the right places, but I’ve got to say I was a bit disappointed with Trieste. I was expecting more of a seaside city with nice waterfront areas and places to go for a swim. Although the buildings are nice, with the typical Italian style and renaissance or neo-renaissance architecture, the impression I got from that city was that of a harbour city with a very constructed coastline.

Now, it’s not an objectively bad city, I guess it just wasn’t what I expected so I was disappointed.

It does have a very nice main square, the Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia, and some very nice small streets going up along the mountain.

As I walked along the coast, I couldn’t find a single proper beach. I did see an area where people were going in the sea, but it didn’t look like a beach at all.

The whole coastline of the city is this constructed, port-like vibe.

But when you turn around, the view on the mountains is pretty nice.

I guess I probably should’ve taken more time to move around to the smaller towns or villages around, and not stay only in the city. If you’re going there next, maybe take this into account!

I’m now off to Ljubljana for a few nights, then Bled and its lake!