The Taste of Trieste day tour

One guided day through the various tastes of Trieste. The Latin, Germanic and Slavic cultures have for centuries met here and flavoured the various traditions and dishes.

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  • Duration: 10 Hours
  • Easy
  • Small Groups
    (15 max)
  • Meet on location
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Description

We will accompany you through various tastes of Trieste. Starting with a short briefing on Piazza Unità on the 50 ways to order your coffee. 

We then visit one coffee roaster company where you will deepen your insight in coffee and its importance in Trieste. There are 22 coffee maker companies in Trieste. Trieste is home to the famous Illy Coffee, has a Coffee University, a coffee research laboratory and is the biggest coffee importation harbour in the Mediterranean. Every second year is organized a global espresso fair.

The covered market of Trieste that opened in 1936, is an inspiring food place. It was a gift from Sara Davis who felt pity for the sellers having to stay outdoors on the market place, exposed to rain, cold and strong wind in the winter, heat in the summer. 

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The historic cafés of Trieste are still filling an important part of folks daily life, as a place to meet, to read, to study, to listen to presentations, and to have coffee or tea and something to eat. Lunch will be in one of them.  However without dessert!

There is a strong tradition of Mittel-European cakes in Trieste, coming from the many well-renomated pastry shops. We offer you a tasting, as the dessert, some of the classic types. 

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Friuli - Venezia Giulia has some of Italy’s very best white wine makers. Some of these excellent producers are in a small village on the hills above the city, overlooking the gulf. You will hear about a special local vine that holds extra on to the grapes so they don’t fall down under the from time to time strong Bora wind. The cantines, dug out from the Carsic stone, are impressive.

The Carso plateau offer very good cheeses, from the milk of cows as well as goats. So far we are aware of seven excellent producers. One is even offering people to adopt his goats, for a year at the time, although it may not be him we take you to the day of your tour.  

Trieste is famous for it’s boiled pork meat, and the buffets where you can taste it. Some years ago, the New York Times, even wrote a page on one of them. On the last stop of the tour, you will taste a mix of the boiled meat specialities. Don’t plan for a big dinner afterwards! 

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The tour ends at the buffet close to the Piazza della Borsa in the centre of Trieste.   

The starting coffee, the coffee tasting, the lunch, the cake tasting, the wine tasting, the cheese tasting, the mixed boiled meat buffet, with a small bottle of water and a glass of beer or wine for lunch and for the buffet, are included.

The tour is not apt for vegetarians. Be As A Local does not take responsibility for any allergic reactions to the products tasted, being the responsibility of each participant.  

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:

The tour starts on Piazza Unità at the central fountain in front of the town hall, at 09:00

A quick coffee standing at the bar, and presentation of the 50 ways, will take 15 minutes.

The coffee roastery is 1,9 km away. 1 hour visit.

The covered market is 1,7 km away. 1 hour visit.

The historic caffé is 600 meters’ walk away, 8 min. 60 min lunch.

The pastry shop is 600 meters’ walk away, another 8 min. 30 min tasting.

The minivan will take you the 18 km to the village for the wine tasting, in a small 30 min. 90 min visit.

The cheese makers are a few minutes away. 90 min visit.

The minivan in 30 min takes us the 18 km back to the centre of Trieste for the boiled meat tasting. 60 min. 

End of tour. Your Local friend will leave you in the buffet.

Meeting Points

What’s included

  • Transportation in a minivan, car or bus, depending on the size of the group.
  • Your local friend accompanying the tour.
  • The starting coffee, the coffee tasting, the lunch, the cake tasting, the wine tasting, the cheese tasting, the mixed boiled meat buffet, with a small bottle of water and a glass of beer or wine for lunch and for the buffet, are included.

What’s excluded

Additional drinks beyond what is mentioned in what is included.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes. A warm jacket or pullover for the visits to the cantina and cheese maker.
  • A good appetite!

Important information

The tour is not apt for vegetarians. Be As A Local does not take responsibility for any allergic reactions to the products tasted, being the responsibility of each participant.

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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