Trieste Letteraria

A stay enriched by a literary walk to discover Trieste

in the footsteps of its writers

 

There are many keys to access Triest , such as history, architecture, culinary tradition but literature opens the way to its most genuine soul.

Hotel Victoria is one of the historical places in James Joyce‘s life. Indeed it is here that Joyce lived from 1910 to 1912. Joyce is the writer who best acted as a bridge between the upper and lower classes of Triest’s society. He both befriended the bourgeoisie living in elegant buildings and the miserable living in the sordid downtown of Cavana, dotted with brothels and taverns.

But Joyce’s words are not enough to completely taste the real flavour of Triest. You need also to know famous writers like Svevo and Saba, writers for real “Italian literature-connoisseurs” like Quarantotti Gambini, Tomizza, Stuparich, the “foreigners” like Rilke and finally the contemporary authors like Magris, Covacich, Roveredo and Heinichen to get the real essence of Triest.

The walking tour, together with readings, will unwind from Largo Barriera to the city center touching the Canal Grande, the orthodox churches, the antiquarian book shop of Umberto Saba, piazza della Borsa, the opera house, piazza Unità with its view of the Adriatic, ending in the narrow streets of the old Town, particularly Cavana, which have undergone considerable changes but where the lively heart of Triest still beats.

One night stay for two people with breakfast plus 2-hour guided tour, 220 euros.

 

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