Trieste is the capital of the far north-eastern region of Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The city was once a very influential centre of politics, literature, music, art and one can still see the traces of the Austrian-Hungarian culture in the city today. The charming city is home to a lovely Eastern European atmosphere, cafés, pubs, cuisine, culture, castles, caves, museums, green hills, picturesque views of the Mediterranean Sea and the horizon pierced by the snow-capped Dolomites.

Trieste is dotted with attractions that caters to all ages and interests. The best way to get a true feel of the vibrant culture and a glorious history is to consider indulging in some of the best family and kid attractions in Trieste which include historical sites such as Miramare Castle, Castle of Saint Giusto, Old Quarter, Saint Spyridon Church and Kleine Berlin. Trieste is home to a number of museums and galleries that offer a fun and educational experiences at venues like Civico Acquario Marino, Trieste Natural History Museum, Civico Museo Sartorio, Maritime Museum Or Civico Museo Del Mare and Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico. Other top family and kid attractions in Trieste include places with some of the most brilliant views of the Mediterranean Sea like Golfo Di Trieste, Barcola, Molo Audace and various gardens that take you closer to nature like Botanical Garden Of Trieste, Val Rosandra and the Carso Triestino. Trieste is a beautiful city offering countless opportunities for recreation and sightseeing, making it a perfect family holiday destination.

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  1. Miramare Castle

    #1 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Miramare Castle

    Tags: Outdoors, Educational Site, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: Viale Miramare, 34151 Trieste, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Castle of Miramare and its Park were built by Ferdinand Maximilian of Hapsburg who decided to have a residence befitting his rank built on the outskirts of Trieste, facing the sea and surrounded b...Read more

  2. Civico Museo Della Risiera Di San Sabba

    #2 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Civico Museo Della Risiera Di San Sabba

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Landmark, Educational Site

    Address: Via Giovanni Palatucci 5, 34121 Trieste, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Now a national monument to commemorate the killing of thousands of people by the Nazis, this was once a rice husking facility constructed in 1898 in San Sabba on the outskirts of Trieste. It was used ...Read more

  3. Golfo Di Trieste

    #3 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Golfo Di Trieste

    Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, Landmark, Observatory

    Address: Trieste, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Trieste loves its Carso and its sea. Passing along the seafront in Trieste (called the “Rive”) provides a spectacular overview of the town and its buildings, on the variety of architectura...Read more

  4. Castle Of Saint Giusto

    #4 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Castle Of Saint Giusto

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Address: Piazza della Cattedrale, 3, 34121 Trieste, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Originally a Roman fort, was built by the Venetians in the Middle Ages and was eventually pulled down in the 14th century by will of the Patriarch of Aquileia and, in 1470 itself, it was rebuilt by Fr...Read more

  5. Barcola

    #5 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Barcola

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, View Point, Entertainment

    Address: Barcola, Trieste, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Sunbathe under the Mediterranean sun, under the pine trees or take in the splendid views of the Adriatic sea, Barcola is the place to be if you want to enjoy some time near the water. This seaside nei...Read more

  6. Molo Audace

    #6 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Molo Audace

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfront, Landmark, Observatory

    Address: Trieste Harbour 34121 Trieste

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This 245 meter long pier that juts out in the Adriatic sea is quite popular amongst tourists and locals for its gorgeous views and romantic setting. Just a few steps away from the famous Piazza Unit&a...Read more

  7. Caffè San Marco

    #7 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Caffè San Marco

    Tags: Food And Drinks

    Address: Via Cesare Battisti, 18, 34125 Trieste, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Evoke stories that are more than a century old at this charming historic caffe. One of Trieste’s oldest cafes, Caffe San Marco is a must visit to taste a slice of history of the incredible city ...Read more

  8. La Foiba Di Basovizza Or Cave Of Basovizza

    #8 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    La Foiba Di Basovizza Or Cave Of Basovizza

    Tags: Outdoors, Observatory, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Foiba of Basovizza ,Trieste, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Cave of Basovizza, declared a national monument in 1992, is the symbol of all the atrocities committed at the end of World War II and subsequent years by militias and supporters of the Communist d...Read more

  9. Carso Triestino

    #9 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Carso Triestino

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Landmark

    Address: Riserva Naturale della Val Rosandra 34018 San Dorligo della Valle TS

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Only a few kilometers from downtown Trieste lies the beautiful Karst Plateau that is full of many opportunities for recreation and sightseeing. This place affords fantastic views of the Adriatic sea a...Read more

  10. Val Rosandra

    #10 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Val Rosandra

    Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Historical Site

    Address: Riserva Naturale della Val Rosandra, San Dorligo della Valle, Trieste Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    On the border of Slovenia and Italy lies this natural paradise called Val Rosandra which is a valley named after the river that runs through it. Designated as a national park, there are a number of re...Read more

  11. Cittavecchia Or Old Quarter

    #11 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Cittavecchia Or Old Quarter

    Tags: Waterfront, Entertainment

    Address: Trieste, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Trieste boasts an extensive old city: with narrow, wayward and cobbled streets with typically medieval houses. Nearly the entire area is closed to traffic so it makes for a great place to stroll. Ther...Read more

  12. Faro Della Vittoria Or Victory Lighthouse

    #12 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Faro Della Vittoria Or Victory Lighthouse

    Tags: Outdoors, Light House, Observatory, Historical Site

    Address: Strada del Friuli, 141, 34100 Trieste, Italy

    Timings: 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm Details

    Apart from guiding the night time navigation on the Gulf of Trieste, the Victory Lighthouse also acts as a memorial to soldiers of the World War I. The lighthouse stands at an imposing height of 223 f...Read more

  13. Saint Spyridon Church Or Chiesa Serbo Ortodossa Di San Spiridione

    #13 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Saint Spyridon Church Or Chiesa Serbo Ortodossa Di San Spiridione

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Address: Via Genova n°12 - 34121 Trieste

    Timings: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm Details

    Built in the Greek orthodox style, the Saint Spyridon church is a magnificent church, both from the inside and the outside. The outer façade has sculptures from Emilio Bisi and the architecture...Read more

  14. Museo Ferroviario Di Trieste Campo Marzio

    #14 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Museo Ferroviario Di Trieste Campo Marzio

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Entertainment

    Address: Via Giulio Cesare, 1, 34100 Trieste, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 01:00 pm Details

    Dedicated to the complex railway system in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, this museum depicts miniature models of the railways and is located in the former train station of Campo Marzio. This mu...Read more

  15. Strada Vicentina

    #15 of 24 Things to do with Family And Kids in Trieste
    Strada Vicentina

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Hiking Trail

    Address: Strada Napoleonica, Opicina-Prosecco, Trieste Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This breathtaking journey begins in the center of Trieste from the central square Piazza Oberdan in the tramway Tram de Opcina which is a living monument that is an absolute must visit for any tourist...Read more

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