The Multi-Religious Trieste

Trieste is a multi-religious city, with a great number of different, important churches. After lunch, we will see the monumental cemetery where each religion has its section.

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  • Duration: 7,5 Hours
  • Easy
  • Small Groups
    (15 max)
  • Meet on location
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Description

This day-tour will show you the different main churches in Trieste and enter into around four of them depending on the festivity days of each religion. After lunch, a guided walk through the Monumental St.Anna Cemetery, with its seven sections according to religion.

If you had no debt to the Austrian-Hungarian State, you were allowed to establish a church. This is why Trieste is so rich on Churches. And so multi-culturel. Foreigners were able to have their own church, their own school, and own cemetery. In other words, Trieste was a place where it was possible to have a full life.

The San Giusto Cathedral is on top of the hill with the same name.  It started in the 5th century as a small basilic, today's cathedral was mainly built in the 14th century. 

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The majestic Sanctuary of Santa Maria Maggiore was built between 1627 and 1682 by the Jesuits. 

Next to it is the Basilica of San Silvestro (eleventh/twelfth century), the oldest church in Trieste. It is the centre of the Helvetic and Waldensian Evangelical community.

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The Greek-Orthodox Church was built in 1787 on the seafront.  It was dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, ship owners and all those involved in maritime trade, and to the Holy Trinity.

The Serbian-Orthodox Church of San Spiridione stands above the filled-in portion of the canal, now Sant'Antonio Square. It was built in 1866.

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church was built in 1870. An Evangelical community of the Augustan Confession has existed in Trieste since 1778. 

The Trieste Synagogue was built in 1908-12 is the secondlargest in Europe. When it was built, the Jewish community in Trieste had more than 5,000 members and played an important role in the city's economic and cultural life.

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The Anglican Church in Via San Michele was built after Emperor Francis I of Habsburg issued a special decree in 1821, which allowed British residents in Trieste to form a community.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

The Monumental Cemetery St. Anna has seven sections, according to the religions. It is most fascinating to walk through it, listening to the anecdotes about some of the people resting there that the guide will tell you. 

We follow you back to Piazza Unità where the tour ends at around 16:30

We reserve the right to cancel the tour on fixed dates if a sufficient number of participants is not reached. As a custom tour, small numbers of participants is possible.

Itinerary

Itinerary for the day

  • The tour starts in front of the Roman Theatre at 09:00.  A lift gets us up to the San Giusto Hill with the Cathedral. The visits are organized so the walk is downhill, no uphill efforts needed. Circa 2,5 km length in total.
  • The Anglican Church is next on the tour, followed by the Sanctuary of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Basilica of San Silvestro. 
  • Having reached the sea level, the Greek Orthodox Church follows, before the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
  • Crossing the ‘Short Bridge’, you will visit the Serbian Orthodox Church and the New St. Antonio at the end of the Canal Grande.
  • After the Synagogue, we will have lunch in a nearby restaurant.
  • Transport to the Cemetery of St.Anna, 3,5 km away, for a small 1 km walk, and transport to Piazza Unità where the tour ends.

Meeting Points

What’s included

  • Transportation to and from the Monumental Cemetery.
  • Your local friend accompanying the tour.
  • Pit-stop refreshment during the walk, lunch.

What’s excluded

  • Eventual transport from the hotel to the pick-up place and from the drop-off place to the hotel.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes.

Friendly cancellation & refund policy

Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 7 days notice: 100% charge

Guided Language

  • English

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