Koper is a city in southwestern Slovenia, it’s only 21 km away from Trieste (Italy), and it’s the major port of Slovenia.
The city is full of buildings in Venetian style, proof of centuries of domination under the Republic of Venice. In ancient times it was just an island separated from the mainland by swamps, until when, in the middle of 19th century, it was connected to the coast with enormous reclamation jobs.
The old town center of Koper was almost completely renovated, with new initiatives to give back glory to the antique artworks. In the last 30 years the city had a remarkable port and industrial development, being forced to sacrifice the originality of its landscape, expanding on the mainland with residential neighborhoods.
Very typical of the town center of Koper is the Cevljarska Ulica , a road that connects the marina to the elegant Pretorian Palace.
Besides its beauty left by artists from Venice, this has, since always, been the most commercial road with shops and boutiques.
The historical city of Trieste, the main port of Austro-Hungarian monarchy, is a multi- ethnic city, where 95 different ethnic groups live side by side. You will start your exploration of Trieste with a panoramic coach tour to admire some of the city’s most precious monuments. On the walking tour you will see some beautiful Catholic churches. The Ortodox church is one of the most beautiful places of worship in Central Europe, built in a Syrian stile. You will continue to the Miramare castle, spectacularly built on a Karstic rocky promontory in 1856 by order of Maximilian of Habsburg. It was a gift to his consort, Charlotte of Belgium. At the end of the visit you may take a time to enjoy a real Italian cappuccino in the castle garden. Anyway, the Trieste is also known as homeland of coffee culture (expresso, cappuccino, macchiato). The tour ends with panoramic ride back to the pier.
Price Includes: Transportation, Guide, Basic Accident Insurance.
Option for Extra Charge: Miramare Castle – 8 EUR