last update January 11, 2008, at 04:40 PM
by Andrea Locatelli
Welcome to Trieste
Trieste has a growing economic, commercial and political role, taking advantage of its geographical location.
Trieste and Science
In recent years Trieste has developed into a City of Science. The town hosts numerous research centres: the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA-ISAS), the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), the AREA Science Park and many others.
It is possible to arrange a day-trip to Venice, to visit San Marco Square and the famous canals of the historical city. The travel takes only two hour by train (or by car on the motorway)
You may like to visit Ljubljana in Slovenia, which takes about 1 hour and ten minutes by car (95 km, including 80 km on motorway). The tour may be extended to the Julian Alps. The touristic centre of Kranjska Gora is only 80 km for from Ljubljana, and from here you can drive to the western part of the mountain chain in Italy.
Driving north-west from Trieste, you can take the motorway towards Belluno (2 and half hour drive, 195 km) and you will reach the breathtaking scenery of the Dolomites.
If you like the sea more than mountains, heading south-east you can reach the magnificent coastline of Croatia.
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