Stage 14

Miramare/Miramar‒Trieste/Trst

Hiking Researchers
Easy

After 29 stages and over 500 kilometres, you have come to the last stage of the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic. From Miramare Castle you can already see Trieste/Trst which is both a symbol of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and a symbol of the entire territory of Central Europe.
This stage differs from the remaining ones because it runs along ordinary traffic roads, so you have to pay regard to traffic regulations, walk on the sidewalks, and cross the road on pedestrian crossings exclusively.
From Miramare Castle continue towards Trieste along the coast which is, in the summer months, an ideal place for a short swim in the Gulf of Trieste. Continue straight, also crossing the area of the so-called Pineta di Barcola (the Barcola Pine Grove), all the way to the traffic lights at the sailing club Società Velica Barcola e Grignano. On this point you leave Via Miramare, turn left and ascend to the Faro della Vittoria lighthouse along Via del Boveto, Via San Bortolo and Via del Perarolo.
Continue straight along the Strada del Friuli, Salita di Gretta and Via Udine towards the city centre. Then you reach the big crossroads of Via Carducci and Via Fabio Severo. Within a few minutes you can reach the Oberdan square, home to the Museum of the Risorgimento.
Piazza Unità d’Italia, or the end point of the Walk of Peace, is just a good kilometre away. You can reach it by turning right to one of the streets that runs parallel to Borgo Teresiano and end at the waterfront (Riva). You are advised to continue along Via Carducci to Piazza Goldoni and climb the magnificent Scala dei Giganti to Colle di San Giusto. An important part of Trieste’s history, including the castle and the Parco della Rimembranza, is concentrated in this area, from Roman times to the post-war period,
Keep to Via Capitolina and you come to the stairs that allow you to descend back to the city. After Via Rota turn right to Via di Donota and finally descend the stairs next to the ancient Roman theatre Teatro Romano.
You can continue to the right, along Via del Teatro Romano, to the crossroads with Corso Italia, where you turn left and after a few metres you reach Piazza della Borsa and then the Piazza Unità d’Italia, which is considered one of the most beautiful European squares and Italy’s largest square with a view over the sea. The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic concludes on this square.
It is also recommended that you go to the Audace pier/Molo Audace, from where you can admire in clear weather the peaks of the Alps, where the Walk of Peace actually begins.

Photos: (1, 3) Marco Milani, PromoTurismoFVG; (2) Massimo Crivellari, PromoTurismoFVG; (4) Museo del Risorgimento; (5) Schirra/Giraldi, PromoTurismoFVG; (6) Fundacija Poti miru

 

Guided Tour Programme:

A Guided Hiking Tour along the Walk of Peace

Access and useful info

Access

Public transport:

Connections to and from Miramare/Miramar:
Line 51 APT Gorizia: Extra-urban line Udine–Airport FVG-Monfalcone–Trieste with stop in Miramare
Line 6 Trieste Trasporti: Bus line Piazzale Gioberti–San Giovanni/Grignano–Miramare Castle
Line 36 (SEASONAL) Trieste Trasporti: Bus line Miramare–Via Giulia (Trieste)
Maritime line (SEASONAL) Trieste Trasporti: Trieste–Barcola–Grignano (Miramare)–Sistiana

Railway connections: Miramare railway station

Parking (start and end point of the stage):
Start: Viale Miramare, Miramare/Miramar
End: Piazza Unità d’Italia, Trieste/Trst

Information

Centro visitatori “Walk of Peace”, Trieste Info Point
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Trieste Infopoint)
Piazza Unità d’Italia, 4/b
I–34121 Trieste
+39 040 3478312
info.trieste@promoturismo.fvg.it
https://www.turismofvg.it/

Miramare Infopoint
Porta della Bora
Viale dei Lecci entrance
I–34121 Trieste
+39 333 6121377
info.miramare@promoturismo.fvg.it
www.turismofvg.it

Hiking Researchers
Easy

GPS coordinates

Start: 45.702972, 13.713249
End: 45.650086,13.767724

Length

10.4 km

Ascent

110 m

Descent

110 m

Best time of year

February‒May, September‒November, June‒August & December‒January*
* Be mindful of high temperatures in summer and possible medium-length shadowless sections. In winter time very cold days and strong wind are possible.

Equipment

Trekking clothing and footwear, drinks and food from backpack, flashlight, trekking poles

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