Trieste with a toddler

Road trip with a toddler time. Let’s go to Trieste.

Sadly, time before presidential elections is always the best time for road works. We spent 2 hours of our trip in a congestion in Slovenia. Some toddlers love sitting in a car and playing quietly. Our, sadly, doesn’t. We had toys, snacks and were singing out of tune. We had to take a few extra running around breaks but finally we were there. In Trieste and close to Miramare castle.

Shop until you drop

Trieste is famous shopping destination. We met a lot of nice dressed ladies with lots of shopping bags. Some came with buses and some with yachts. We skipped shopping part and were enjoying the sunny October weather by the sea.

Walk and push a stroller along the coast

We took a walk along the coast. It is possible to start across the road from Piazza Unità d’Italia, but, that would be a bit to far. We parked a bit closer to the castle. It looked like half of the Trieste city was running, doing yoga or sitting on the benches and soaking in the sunshine. The bravest ones were even swimming.

Trieste, baby, Italy

We walked along the coast and we were not lonely there. Half of Trieste was enjoying the sun. It looked like all Italian moms came out at the same time 🙂


Catle. Miramare, Italy, Trieste, travel

Almost at the Miramare castle.

Miramare castle and park or where to walk your toddler.

Our last trip to Miramare was child free. This one was less romantic, but fun. We explored a large portion of the park next to the Miramare castle. Miramare castle is located in the 22 hectares (54 acres) large park. While in 1856, the park area was bare, with only some shrubs and thorny bushes today you can enjoy a walk between exotic trees.

Miramare, gardens, castle, Italy, trieste, travel

Some parts looked more exotic than others.

There were hoards of families with kids, but most only made it to the first cafe. We left the ocean museum for our next trip to Trieste.

Don’t know what those are. They looked tasty. One of many exotic plants in the vast Miramare gardens.

No tram trips 🙁

The famous Trieste tram that goes from Piazza Oberdan to village Opicina (Opčina) was still closed. Might be open again next year. Maybe not. One can only hope.

We love to eat in Italy.

International food truck festival, Trieste, Italy

One of the trucks on International food truck festival in Trieste.

There were loads of yummy food in Trieste. Not only Italian, there was a lot to choose from. We visited international food truck festival in Trieste. Our timing was not perfect. Goblinette wanted Greek food, but they sold out.

Second choice had to long line. And Lil’Goblin wasn’t planning to meekly wait in line. Boys moved closer to the sea and were counting seagulls while Goblinette was fighting for the food.

Italy, street food, Alberobello

We tried those little meaty things from Alberobello in Puglia. They were not bad.

Explorers need their sleep too

We slept in a local Airbnb. And it was one of the nicest places we ever stayed at. Lil’Goblin checked every corner of the room and was happy with it. Wish our bathroom at home was this beautiful. One can always dream.

Airbnb, Trieste, Italy

Look how pretty our room was. Goblinette fell in love with the colors or lack of them.

They had three cats, which joined us for breakfast and diner. Airbnb is full of surprises. This was a pleasant one.

We like Italy. Here is our trip to Cinque Terre in May.

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