Trieste is a charming and historic seaport city in northeastern Italy, on the Adriatic coast, near the Slovenian border and 30 km from Croatia. It was one of the most important cities of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and boasts grand buildings in traditional Habsburg style and broad streets and squares facing the Adriatic. There’s a lovely mix of opportunities for running in Trieste, showcasing the seaport, historic center, and surrounding hillside.
A great way to get oriented is to take our Trieste ‘runseeing’ tour, featuring the harbor, historic squares, and climb to the San Giusto Castle. This can be combined with our Trieste harbor route. For more waterside running, the seafront promenade from Barcola to Miramonte Castle is a gem. One of our favorite places to run in Trieste is the Napoleonic Trail, an old road along the hillside featuring stunning views. For some green space, we recommend combining Parco Farneto and Parco di Villa Giulia. The 10 km Giordano Cottur Walking/Cycling path is a good opportunity for a longer off-road run in the area.
For transport, there’s a good bus and boat system in the area.