I just came back from a trip visiting Sagrado ,San Martino del Carso, Cividale, Aquileia , Gradisca d'Isonzo , Grado and of course 3 days Trieste which included the pariticpation in the europe's most beautiful half marathon.
I travelled form Vienna via the direct night train to Udine and then was picked up by a friend with a car but of course i could have taken a train too. I slept in the wonderful B&B crispy and around in Via Ginnastica and viale XX September there are many small restaurants and shops so you dont have to go far. The inner city is in walking distance and I enjoyed some lunch and dinner at a small pescheria at the molo.I was eating my way through Strucchis, gubanas and many gelatis and enjoed the good trestino coffee. I walked almost everywhere through the city up the to the castle etc and of course ran from Duino to piazza dell'unità next to the beautiful coast line.
So since I missed out on some places to visit I must come back again.