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If you go: Trieste, Italy

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March 12, 2006

How to get there

Trieste is about 75 miles northeast of Venice. There is frequent approximately two-hour express train service between the cities. Vienna is about 10 hours by train.

Where to stay

Grand Hotel Duchi d'Aosta 2 Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia

011-39-040-760-0011

Elegant grand dame of a hotel on the main square. Doubles from $200.

Novo Hotel Impero

1 Via San Anastasio

011-39-040-364-242

Conveniently located in a handsome neoclassical building across from the railroad station. Doubles from $92.

Where to eat

Caffè San Marco 18 Via Battisti

011-39-040-363-538

Most atmospheric of the city's numerous Viennese-style coffeehouses and a hangout for writers, artists, and students. Good for lunch, desserts and, of course -- coffee.

Antica Trattoria Suban 2 Via Comici

011-39-040-54368

Popular restaurant specializing in local cuisine, which reflects Austrian and Balkan influences. Entrees from $18.

What to do

Italian Government Tourist Board

630 Fifth Ave., Suite 1565

New York

212-245-5618 (-4822)

www.italiantourism.com

A source of information about travel to all regions of Italy.

Trieste Tourist Board 20 Via San Nicolò

011-39-040-679-6111

www.triestetourism.it

Has literature in English about Trieste and the region, including an itinerary listing all the places associated with James Joyce.

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