Muggia is an Italian port-town in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. It is the only Istrian town which is part of Italy. Muggia overlooks the Bay of Muggia and has lovely multicolored homes. It has small yatches and boats clung to the sides of the sea that will give an inkling of an adventure.
Muggia is highly influenced by the Venetians. Its main centre or the piazza- Macroni, boasts a statue of a winged lion which is a symbol of Venice since centuries. The piazza also houses a Duomo that is dedicated to Saint John and Paul.
Like any Italian town or city, Muggia is lined with caffes, osterias and trattorias.
The town is also proud owner of a castle- Castello di Muggia. Though the castle is now a private property but can be visited if you book in advance.
If you ask me what you could do in Muggia, I’d say do nothing. Don’t go with a plan. Just SEE the town and the Italian life.
~Enjoy the Friulian air and a cup of coffee from Piazza Macroni ~Count yourself lucky to be sitting amongst all that lost Venetian history ~ Look at the pastel coloured homes ~Talk to a stranger~ Support a local shop by buying something~
All this will complete your trip of Muggia and of Italy.
Muggia left me mesmerized because it was so different from the rest of the towns. subtle yet effortless!
Despite staying in Trieste (very close to Muggia) which was equally charming and beautiful, if not as peaceful, I had an inkling to book a night in Muggia that day.
Sadly due to lack of time, I could only make it a short day trip.
But I will go again someday to stroll through its tranquil seaside. Muggia had that kind of effect on me.
To reach Muggia take Bus 20 from Trieste. If you happen to be in Muggia in March, don’t forget to attend its annual carnival.