Trieste was one of the oldest parts of the Habsburg Monarchy, belonging to it from 1382 until 1918. In the 19th century the monarchy was one of the Great Powers of Europe and Trieste was its most important seaport. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Trieste enjoys and boasts of a unique location where it is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea and Carsic hills all over.
There are many leisure and sporting activities you can undertake in the great Italian city. Here there are no long traffic jams or smog as in the case of other Italian towns.