- Updated on
- 11 Feb 2023
About the city of Trieste
Trieste is the most international city in the region, suspended between a glorious past of "Little Vienna by the Sea" and the present cosmopolitan city. It is a Central European city, where you can breathe a multicultural atmosphere, visit historical cafés, art museums, and appreciate heterogeneous architecture and stunning sea. At the back of Trieste, the Karst plateau rises with a natural landscape of great beauty, scattered with typical villages and natural caves.
Trieste is also one of the cheapest cities in Italy in terms of living costs and rents.
Trieste and Science
The city of Trieste is internationally known for its high concentration of researchers and scientific institutions of excellence, such as the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), along with the University of Trieste (UniTS).
Having a long tradition of science and innovation, Trieste hosts more than 30 national and international centres and companies working in the research and higher education field. Furthermore, 5000 permanent foreign scientists and 13000 researchers and students compose this dynamic hub for science. Not by chance, the city has been nominated European City of Science 2020 and will held the Euroscience Open Forum - ESOF 2020.
Read more about the Scientific and Innovation System of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
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