If you are looking for B&B in Trieste Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia, look at our offer of bed & breakfast and apartments. Choosing a bed and breakfast in Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia means to overlook one of the most picturesque scenery offered by the city.
The main square of Trieste in the past was looking much different than today: it was called St. Peter's Square because of the church built up during 1367 that was located where today stands the building of the City Hall called "Model", and demolished in 1871. It was later renamed Piazza Grande (Big square) then, in 1918, after the annexation of the city to the Kingdom of Italy, it became Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia (square of Italian unity). Initially, the square was also closed on the sea side, from eighteenth century remain a picturesque corner of the palace that was the farmer home of Riccardo Pitteri, owned by Lloyd Adriatico since 1950, the column of Charles VI dated 1728 and the four continents fountain, the work of Mazzoleni of 1751 recently replaced to its original position.
Once demolished the buildings hindering the sea view, throughout the second half of the nineteenth century the view was still partially hidden by the Dogs Garden, eliminated in 1919. In 2001 the square was affected by an important consolidation and restoration work: the facades of nineteenth century buildings of Lloyd Triestino, Stratti and Vanoli Assicurazioni Generali were returned to its ancient grandeur and the floor was paved with large blocks of sandstone that recall the original paving stones. Other buildings overlooking the square have a great historical and architectural interest: Model building so named because it should have been an architectural model for other buildings in the city, the Palace of the Prefecture, characterized by splendid mosaics depicting the coat of arms sabaudia family, Pitteri palace, the oldest building in the square, the Grand Hotel Duchi d'Aosta and the City Hall. Inside the bell tower that dominates the City Hall building two bronze Moors known with name of Micchezze and Jachezze, mark the passage of time with their tolls since January 14th, 1876. At the end of the square, on the side facing the sea rise two monumental pili, by Attilio Selva, on top of which, during the celebrations, waving the civic and national flags. On the pavement a blue LED system indicates the limit reached by the sea before the ancient mandrač was buried.
Staying in a bed and breakfast in Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia means living in the heart of the city: you can relax by spending time in the historic Cafè Caffe degli Specchi, take a stroll along the pier Molo Audace or explore the narrow streets of the Old Town and Cavana district.