Book Size: 8.5" x 5.5"

Pages: 120

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9783950539233

Series: "Only In" Guides

Imprint: Only In Guides

Edition: 1

Release date: 05 March 2024


Only in Trieste

A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects


$ 16

About this book

Discover Trieste’s Habsburg-era glories, multi-ethnic influences, and burgeoning cultural life with this explorer’s guide to Italy’s alternative city destination.

Published by The Urban Explorer these city tales from new and unusual perspectives provide independent travelers with unforgettable memories. Ideal for those who want to escape the crowds and get beyond the well-known paths, as well as for those inhabitants who perhaps thought they already knew their city. Eccentric museums, secret gardens, iconic structures, idiosyncratic shops, colorful characters and unusual places of worship.

  • The first real English-language guide to the city!
  • Roman ruins and cavernous caves, wartime tales and seaside traditions, classic cafés and museums galore.
  • Italy’s oldest dinosaur, the Theresian Aqueduct, Fascist skyscrapers, and a Brutalist housing complex.
  • The first Museum of Wind, the footsteps of James Joyce, the Pharaoh’s Villa, and Tito’s quarry of death.
  • Miramare Castle, the Victory Lighthouse, segregated sea bathing, and the world’s biggest regatta.


About the author

Duncan J. D. Smith is a travel writer, historian and photographer. In his groundbreaking Only In Guides he reveals cities from unique and hidden perspectives. He has traveled across four continents and described his experiences in books, magazines, and online.

Born in Sheffield, England in 1960, he studied history and archaeology at university, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


“Reliable and hugely stimulating. A refreshing alternative to the prevailing tide of uniformity favoured by too many travel guides.”
-Hidden Europe


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