Arrival in Trieste and accommodation in the rooms. Lunch in a typical restaurant in the city centre followed by a meeting with the tour guide for a visit to Italy's most cosmopolitan city. During the guided tour you will see the historic centre, Piazza Unità and Palazzo Stratti, with its ancient Caffè degli Specchi; the beautiful neoclassical buildings of Borgo Teresiano, a commercial nerve centre during the Habsburg era; the Roman ruins; the synagogue and the Orthodox churches. Return to the hotel and meeting with the historical expert for a visit of the ancient palace where the aperitif is served, dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, free time to explore the city and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of its Art Nouveau buildings, cafés and seaside square. Free lunch. In the early afternoon, meet your guide for a visit to the Risiera di San Sabba, founded as a rice mill at the end of the 19th century, it was the only concentration camp in Italy equipped with a crematorium. Today it is possible to visit the "Hall of Crosses" where those arrested for racial and political reasons waited to be deported to other concentration camps of the Reich, and the "micro-cells" where Italian, Slovenian and Croatian partisans were held, many of whom were destined for elimination. Continuation to the "Castle of Miramare", the romantic castle of Maximilian and Charlotte of Habsburg built directly on the sea. Return to the hotel, dinner in a typical restaurant in the centre and overnight stay.
After breakfast departure by own means to Cividale del Friuli, a splendid UNESCO World Heritage site, a city founded by Julius Caesar. Meeting with the guide and visit of the city with entrance also to the ancient Longobard Temple. Free lunch. And at the end departure for Palmanova, built in 1593 by the Republic of Venice, it is a fortress town preserved in exemplary condition: a national monument since 1960, in 2017 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We recommend a walk along the walls and at the end, departure for Collio Goriziano. Arrival at Castello di Spessa Resort and accommodation in rooms. (Please note that being an ancient castle, the rooms are located in various parts of the estate). Gourmet dinner at the Castle restaurant and overnight stay.
After breakfast check-out and departure by own means to Aquileia, a very important city of the Roman Empire and thus the main centre for the spread of Christianity in northern and eastern Europe. It has been a UNESCO site since 1998 for the importance of its archaeological area and the beauty of the floor mosaics it houses in the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, which make Aquileia a sort of capital of western Roman mosaics. At the end of the guided tour free lunch and departure by own means.
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