Muggia is an Italian port-town in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Overlooking the Bay of Muggia, it is the last of the Istrian towns. Muggia is extremely picturesque and devoid of tourists. It also makes a great day trip from Trieste.
WHAT TO SEE IN MUGGIA:
- Admire Muggia’s architecture which is highly influenced by the Venetians. In Piazza Macroni is a statue of a winged lion that is a symbol of Venice since centuries. The piazza also houses the main church or Duomo dedicated to Saint John and Paul.
- Take a walk around the piazza and grab an espresso at any of the Bars.
- Move further towards the port and see the fishermen at work
- Visit Castello di Muggia, now a private property that can be visited on advance booking.
- Have a glass of Friulian wine and watch locals go by their business.
- Support a local business and buy something.
Muggia is a mesmerizing town! 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.
How to reach Muggia:
Muggia can be reached by Bus 20 from Trieste. If you happen to be in Muggia in March, don’t forget to attend its annual carnival.
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[…] the region of Friuli. While I stayed in the capital city of Trieste, I took two day trips- one to Muggia and another to Castello […]
Paula Antonello MooreJanuary 17, 2018 at 8:41 am
Love the idea of this blog and all your incredible tremendously amazing photos! Buon Fortuna! 😉
IshitaJanuary 17, 2018 at 7:13 pm
Thank you Paula. So happy to read this 😍
ShereeMay 24, 2016 at 11:00 am
Looks lovely, I must visit it next time I’m in Fruili.
IshitaMay 24, 2016 at 11:14 am
Do you visit Friuli a lot? Your favorite places 🙂 Would love to hear!
TanjaJanuary 21, 2016 at 3:07 pm
IshitaJanuary 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm
It really is.
Avinash GuptaSeptember 10, 2015 at 2:19 pm
Love the photos. And do every Italian towns have their own carnivals ?
IshitaSeptember 10, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Thank you Avinash 🙂 Almost every town has carnivals, festivals and religious processions. Its fascinating. There is always something going on.. Lot of comradeship <3
Avinash GuptaSeptember 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm
They really know how to celebrate life 🙂
VinithaAugust 29, 2015 at 8:28 am
Love how each building has its own character. It is almost as if they want to tell you a story
IshitaAugust 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm
True. And look at the colors.. Aren’t they just so vintage like?
bentehaarstadAugust 28, 2015 at 7:38 am
Nice reportage from bella Italia!
IshitaAugust 28, 2015 at 11:34 am
Thank you Ben!
LynAugust 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Delightful I sure like the sound of Muggia especially the lack of tourists. I know, I am one also but I like to avoid the masses.
IshitaAugust 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm
Ditto Lyn. You must get there soon 🙂 And Trieste too!