Stay in the beautiful Trieste and enjoy the charm of this city and the fun and adrenaline of La Barcolana event.

La Barcolana is a worldwide historic regatta born in 1969 and taking place in the Gulf of Trieste every year on the second Sunday of October. The event has a global significance, as it’s the sailing race with the largest number of participants: about 250 thousand sailors and a total of 250 thousand people.

Get involved by the amazing race, by the enthusiasm and cheer of the public! Thanks to the  favorable conformation of the territory, you can have good views of this regatta from the karst hills of the Trieste Plateau.   Walk along the waterfront of Trieste through the Barcolana Village, the heart of the event, a meeting place for sailors and tourists, with spaces dedicated to boating, hospitality, entertainment, food and wine. The staying in Trieste for this event is the perfect opportunity to discover this town, its literary cafes, the Miramare Castle, a real fairy-tale building.

A full day private trip allows to visit the town of Gorizia with its characteristic atmosphere of border town and to appreciate the Spessa Castle, built at the end of the 13th century, where you can visit the wine cellars on two levels: the ancient one  is of the 14th century  and is the oldest of the Friuli Collio area; the other one is set in a bunker built  by the Italians in 1939. It’s at a depth of 18 meters with a constant temperature of 14 ° C and is linked to the park of the castle. Taste 2 local wines and appetizers.

Arrival to Trieste on your own. In the early afternoon meeting with your guide and walking private tour in Trieste city centre, including the charming Miramare Castle. Overnight in Trieste in your selected 4* Hotel.

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Meeting with your guide and driver. Full day private trip to the town of Gorizia and to Spessa Castello where you can taste the aromatic local wine. Overnight in Trieste.

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Full day at leisure for individual visits and to enjoy the Barcolana event. Overnight in Trieste.

Buffet breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Full day at leisure for individual visits and to enjoy the Barcolana event. End of services.

TRIESTE

Trieste is famous for its grand literary cafes, mythical meeting places for the intelligentsia and political subversives. Private walking tour (4 hours) with a local guide to visit the main highlights of this charming city. You visit the Theresian Village, built around the mid 18th century burying the city saline and wanted by the Austrian Emperor Charles VI. The  Canal Grande, the beautiful Orthodox Church, the Roman Theatre and the Jewish Ghetto are other sights of your tour. Visit of the fairy tale Miramare Castle at the edge of the sea.

LA BARCOLANA RACE

La Barcolana is a worldwide historic regatta born in 1969 and taking place in the Gulf of Trieste every year on the second Sunday of October. The event has a global significance, as it’s the sailing race with the largest number of participants: about 250 thousand sailors and a total of 250 thousand people. In 2017 the event will take place from 30/09 to 08/10 but the best and suggested dates to stay in Trieste are 05-08 October, when also the Barcolana Village will be opened. This village along the waterfront of Trieste is the real heart of the event, a meeting place for sailors and tourists, with spaces dedicated to boating, hospitality, entertainment, food and wine. La Barcolana and the final sailing race can be seen from the karts hill of the Trieste Plateau.

SPESSA CASTLE

Full day tour (8 hours) by a Viano and with a private guide to visit the Spessa Castle and the town of Gorizia. The origins of the Spessa Castle seem to be dated back to the Roman times when a settlement was built where today the castle lies, in order to protect from the Barbarian raids. The castle was built at the end of the 13th century, owned by several noble families and hosted important guests over the centuries, such as the famous Giacomo Casanova. The hearth of the castle are the wine cellars on two levels: the ancient one  is of the 14th century  and is the oldest of the Friuli Collio area; the other one is set in a bunker built  by the Italians in 1939. It’s at a depth of 18 meters with a constant temperature of 14 ° C and is linked to the park of the castle. Visit of the wine cellars and tasting of 2 local wines and appetizers.

GORIZIA

In Gorizia the visitor can feel the characteristic atmosphere of a border town: up to 2004 the Transalpina Square had a wall dividing the town into Italian and Slovenian parts. Gorizia was loved by the Hapsburg bourgeoisie thanks to its mild climate and the beautiful surrounding landscape that you can see from the medieval castle. City tour to see the beautiful architectural styles, medieval, baroque and 19th century, the parks such as the Parco Piuma on the Soca River, the several historic buildings such as the Palazzo della Torre and Palazzo Attems Petzenstein.

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TRIESTE AND LA BARCOLANA RACE

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Trieste, TS, Italy: 45.649526, 13.776818
Gorizia, GO, Italy: 45.940181, 13.620175
Miramare Castle: 45.702481, 13.712395
Spessa Castle: 45.948586, 13.503985
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Trieste, TS, Italy

Trieste is famous for its grand literary cafes, mythical meeting places for the intelligentsia and political subversives. Visit the Theresian Village, built around the mid 18th century burying the city saline and wanted by the Austrian Emperor Charles VI. The  Canal Grande, the beautiful Orthodox Church, the Roman Theatre and the Jewish Ghetto are other sights of your tour. Visit of the fairy tale Miramare Castle at the edge of the sea.

Trieste, TS, Italy
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Gorizia, GO, Italy

In Gorizia the visitor can feel the characteristic atmosphere of a border town: up to 2004 the Transalpina Square had a wall dividing the town into Italian and Slovenian parts. Gorizia was loved by the Hapsburg bourgeoisie thanks to its mild climate and the beautiful surrounding landscape that you can see from the medieval castle. City tour to see the beautiful architectural styles, medieval, baroque and 19th century, the parks such as the Parco Piuma on the Soca River, the several historic buildings such as the Palazzo della Torre and Palazzo Attems Petzenstein.

Gorizia, GO, Italy
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Miramare Castle

Miramare Castle is surrounded by a flourishing park full of precious botanic species, and has a charming panoramic view, given its location on a cliff high above the sea. It stands on the peak of the rocky promontory of Grignano in the Gulf of Trieste, and is about 10 km from the city itself.
Commissioned in the second half of the 19th century by the Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Hapsburg as a residence for himself and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, the castle offers today's visitors an example of a luxurious aristocratic residence which has preserved its original furnishings.

Miramare Castle, Viale Miramare, Trieste, TS, Italia
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Spessa Castle

The origins of the Spessa Castle seem to be dated back to the Roman times when a settlement was built where today the castle lies, in order to protect from the Barbarian raids. The castle was built at the end of the 13th century, owned by several noble families and hosted important guests over the centuries, such as the famous Giacomo Casanova. The hearth of the castle are the wine cellars on two levels: the ancient one  is of the 14th century  and is the oldest of the Friuli Collio area; the other one is set in a bunker built  by the Italians in 1939. It’s at a depth of 18 meters with a constant temperature of 14 ° C and is linked to the park of the castle. Visit of the wine cellars and tasting of 2 local wines and appetizers.

Castello di Spessa, Via Spessa, Capriva del Friuli, Gorizia, Italia

The rate includes

  • 3 Overnights in Trieste in a 4 star hotel on bed & breakfast basis;
  • Private walking tour (4 hours) of Trieste with a local guide including the entrance fee and visit of the Miramare Castle;
  • Private full day excursion (8 hours) by a Viano and with a local guide to the Spessa Castle and to Gorizia;
  • Wine tasting (2 wines) & appetizers at the Spessa Castle.

The rate does not include

  • Hotel city tax to be paid on spot;
  • Single supplement (on request);
  • Transports, except for the one during the full day trip;
  • Lunches and dinners;
  • Porterage;
  • All items not specified in the chapter “the rate include”.

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