EXCURSION no. 2

Type: 
Excursion
Date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 09:00 to 19:00

Grotta Gigante:  About 30 years ago Grotta Gigante entered the Guinness World Records as the biggest touristic cave in the world: it was discovered and partially explored in 1840, then opened to the public in 1908. Since 1922 the cave has been managed by the Commissione Grotte “Eugenio Boegan”, the speleological group of the Società Alpina delle Giulie (Trieste Section of the Italian Alpine Club) that owns the site.

Official iOS and Android Mobile App for the Grotta Gigante visit

The App contains 14 points of interest and will guide you through the cave. The app must be installed before entering the cave because, obviously, in the cave there is no 3G/4G signal. Download the App, wear the headphones and enjoy the visit.

Trieste Town: is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy. Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures. Trieste was one of the oldest parts of the Habsburg Monarchy. In the 19th century, it was the most important port of one of the Great Powers of Europe. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (after Vienna, Budapest, and Prague). In the fin-de-siecle period, it emerged as an important hub for literature and music. It underwent an economic revival during the 1930s, and Trieste was an important spot in the struggle between the Eastern and Western blocs after the Second World War.