Why Trieste?

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snapshots of Trieste from www.goodmorningtrieste.com

Culture, nature, flavours

Trieste, a Mitteleuropean city at heart, overlooking the sea and backed up against the Karst plateau, is also a city of culture and literature, of nature and leisure time, a crossroads of different flavours, histories, and peoples since time immemorial. “The only place – wrote James Joyce, who spent over fifteen years here in the early 20th century – where I could ever write”.


Thirty research and advanced training centres, over 4,000 resident foreign researchers from all over the world, 37 people employed in the research sector for every 1,000 inhabitants: these are some of the most significant numbers underpinning the definition of Trieste as a “city of science and knowledge”.

Quality of life

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Trieste in Italy

In a survey of 2018 conducted by the most important Italian financial newspaper (Il Sole 24 Ore) out of 107 cities, Trieste is one of the highest ranked for the quality of life, the first in terms of environment and servicesinnovative start-up, and sport and physical activity. The rankings are based on a series of indicators ranging from the availability of municipal pre-schools to infrastructure endowments.

Services and environment

1. Trieste
2. Milano
3. Parma
4. Bologna
5. Trento
6. Pordenone

complete rankings

Innovative start-up

1. Trieste
2. Rovigo
3. Trento
4. Ascoli Piceno
5. Rimini
6. Bologna

complete rankings


Trieste in Europe

Even compared to many European cities, Trieste offers important advantages, such as a relatively low  cost of living (particularly housing and transport), and a high level of safety.

Cost of living

European cities vs Trieste (%)



Last Updated on Monday, 31 July 2023 15:25