The coast characterizing the Gulf of Trieste is varied and indented:
gravelly and pebbly beaches alternate with rocky complexes forming
small boulder archipelagos. From Monfalcone to Trieste the coastline is
almost straight, not very high but rocky, with a rich vegetation
similar to the Mediterranean maquis. From the town of Trieste, the
coastal arch bends in Muggia and Capodistria, forming deep gulfs where
the low coast, covered with beaches, alternate with the fairly high and
rocky coast in a succession of inlets, small bays, and cliffs.
The rocks are typical of Carso and reach the sea; they are covered by an extraordinary Mediterranean vegetation, in which myrtle, oleanders, brooms, ilex trees, cypress trees, maritime pines, olive trees, fig trees, elders, rosemary and laurels are mixed.
The rocky wall, covered by a thick vegetation, can be explored by following its steep trails. From above, you can enjoy westwards a beautiful view over the mouth of river Isonzo, with Isola della Cona; on the right, Duino castle dominates the gulf from the white promontory overhanging the sea; going ahead, you will meet the 19th century Miramare Castle surrounded by the nature of the park, with the marine area in front of it, and then Trieste and Istria, with Punta Salvore at its westernmost extremity.
Province: Trieste Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia