What To Do In Trieste In May 2024

Photo credits Victor Caneva
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by InTrieste

Late spring but more like early summer, May is a special month in Trieste: generally sunny but not excessively hot, with the hordes of tourists yet to arrive. This makes May a perfect month for picnics in the park, day trips out of town or lunch by the sea, with plenty of cultural, social and sporting events also happening around the city on the Adriatic. Here are our tips for things to do in and around Trieste during May 2024, one for each day.

1 May. Celebrate Labor Day by packing up a picnic and heading to Parco Urbano.
2 May. Join local expats for a weekly multicultural aperitivo at Bar Tergesto (Piazza Verdi) from 7 pm on. Everyone’s welcome!
3 May. Enjoy an evening out in osmiza. For open osmizas this season visit their website.
4 May. Learn about archeology at the beautiful Museo Winckelmann.  

Stairs down to the Lapidario

5 May. Take a walk on Napoleonica trail and visit the enigmatic Monte Grisa temple.

6 May. Take Delfino Verde to Sistiana and spend the day exploring the beautiful seaside resort.
7 May. Meet friends for an early dinner al fresco at Trattoria Caprese in Piazza della Borsa.

Fido Lido, Muggia

8 May. Spend the day with your dog at Fido Lido in Muggia.
9 May. Explore the little-known Civico Museo di Guerra per la Pace “Diego de Henriquez” in the Rozzol district.


10 May. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Rose Garden in San Giovanni.
11 May. Have a sunset drink with friends at beach side bar Barachin de Barcola.


12 May. Visit the Botanic Garden in San Giovanni to enjoy the greenhouses and tropical plants.
13 May. Indulge in a delicious rebechin at Buffet da Pepi.


14 May. Enjoy a Neapolitan pizza at Eataly with an amazing view of Sacchetta.
15 May. Rent a rowing boat and explore the Regional Nature Reserve Duino Cliffs.
16 May. Admire the new exhibition dedicated to Van Gogh in the splendid halls of Museo Revoltella.
17 May. Enjoy a spritz bianco by the canal.

Caffè Rossini

18 May. Check out the new exhibit at Magazzino delle Idee.

19 May. For a cultural trip out of town, visit Udine and its Municipal Museums.
20 May. Pass the day exploring Aquileia and its rich history.


21 May. It’s time to take a dip in the very famous Trieste beach Pedocin.
22 May. Visit the majestic Devil’s bridge in Cividale del Friuli, an hour north of Trieste by train.

Cividale. Photo credits Victor Caneva

23 May. For a sweet treat near Piazza Sant’Antonio stop by Pasticceria La Bomboniera.
24 May. Immerse yourself in Trieste’s Little Paris.
25 May. Pick a bottle of an exquisite Amber wine at the annual “Amber Wine Festival” at Castello di San Giusto.

26 May. A beautiful walk under full moon? Look no further than the Castello Miramare.
27 May. Be fascinated by the Salgado’s exhibition at the Salone deli Incanti.
28 May. For a delicious Sunday lunch head to Agriturismo Milič in Sagrado.   
29 May. Escape to the town of Grado for a walk on a sandy beach.
30 May. How about a drink on a beautiful rooftop bar while watching the sun go down? Look no further than the 7th rooftop bar in via Valdirivo.
31 May. Take your kids to Immaginario Scientifico to learn about science in a fun and interactive way. 

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