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
Elegant grand dame of a hotel on the main square. Doubles from $200.
Novo Hotel Impero
1 Via San Anastasio
Conveniently located in a handsome neoclassical building across from the railroad station. Doubles from $92.
Where to eat
Caffè San Marco 18 Via Battisti
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
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
A source of information about travel to all regions of Italy.
Trieste Tourist Board 20 Via San Nicolò
Has literature in English about Trieste and the region, including an itinerary listing all the places associated with James Joyce.