The area of Italy that includes and surrounds Trieste has changed hands so many times that many people who grew up around here speak a couple languages. Trieste itself is a beautiful port city in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region that’s almost in Slovenia. It is sometimes a stop for cruise ships, but more often a port for cargo ships. The main square right on the waterfront is glorious, especially at night when the blue lights embedded into the pavement are lit up.
Trieste isn’t an enormous city, but it makes sense to book a hotel that’s close to the waterfront so you can get maximum enjoyment out of the water views. On the map below, you’ll be able to figure out exactly where each hotel is in the city.