Trieste is one of Italy’s loveliest cities, at the crossroads of Latin, German and Slavic cultures. Trieste is filled with sights to see, but we will focus attention on its artistic heritage, which is preserved in the city’s major museums.
Historical Miramare Museum
Overlooking the sea and surrounded by a beautiful park, Trieste’s magnificent Miramare villa, built in the 1800s for Maximilian of Austria, features many furnished rooms filled with works of art.
Trieste Bora Museum
It is the new museum revolving around Trieste’s famous wind, Bora. It is a fun and interesting museum, showcasing objects and instruments.
It is an elegant nineteenth-century villa, converted into house-museum, is within walking distance of the sea, surrounded by a large garden, and preserves a collection of 254 drawings by Giambattista Tiepolo.
Joyce Museum Trieste.
The museum collects works and original documents by and about James Joyce, with a special emphasis on the period he spent in Trieste.
Svevo Museum of Trieste.
The museum was established through a donation by Letizia Svevo Fonda Savio, the daughter of writer Italo Svevo.
Civic Museum of Oriental Art
It is the first regional museum devoted to this art genre. The museum is located just steps away from Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia, near Trieste’s historical center, and is housed in the historic Palazzetto dei Leo building.
The Revoltella Museum collection features works of art of great value. This six-floor museum houses about 350 works of painting and sculpture.
Civic Museum of History and Art
Trieste’s ancient Egyptian collection comprises: papyrus scrolls, alabaster Canopic jars, funeral steles and monuments, a stone pyramidion and one sculpture.
Carlo Schmidl Theatrical Museum
Created in the late 1920s, the museum houses works of art, awards, theatre costumes and memorabilia of famous musicians and performers in Trieste from the 1700s to the present day.
The museum explores the history of Trieste’s navy, the evolution of ships and navigational instruments.
Civic Museum of Natural History
Established in the 1800s, this museum houses and showcases over one million botanical, zoology, mineralogy, geology and paleontology finds.