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“An important memorial to visit”

Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba
Ranked #3 of 339 things to do in Trieste
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“An important memorial to visit”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

On my first visit years ago, I was amazed that a Nazi prison and oven were located so close to a busy section of a major town. While the Risiera doesn't have modern museum technology components, this is a must-see to learn about a chilling aspect of European history and pay homage to the many victims who lost their lives here. Easily accessible by public transportation. We didn't see a place to pay on any of our visits, but donations can be made in the book store.

Visited May 2014
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“Excellently and sensitively restored. A moving place”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

By taxi from Trieste city the fare is about 10 euros but it's easy to catch a bus back. We got the number 10. It is well worth laying th 4 euros for the audio guide as little if the written info is translated into English. Plan to spend about 2 hours here but there isn't much else close by in terms of cafés etc. Not for the faint hearted, thus is not a comfortable place to visit but well worth the effirt

Visited May 2014
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Trieste, Italy
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“Schocking”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

It's a kind of sight that makes you think about all injustices and atrocities that happened and are still happening all over the world. A must-see for youngsters who have to learn something about WW2 and condemn atrocities that happened then

Visited October 2013
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Trieste
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“A sad historical monument”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This monument allows remembering one of the worst part of the Second World War, i.e., the deportation and killing of Jews by the Nazis. It is a very sad feeling that you may feel while visiting it. Thus, it is an important lesson to the new generations about what should never happen again, but it is not the top place to visit if the goal is holiday and fun.

Visited November 2013
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“Sad place, worth a visit...”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

A very sad place, but one of the better maintained sights in Trieste.
The entry is free. Audio guide is only 2 euro.
Most of the exhibits have English text with it.

I took bus 20 just outside the main train station. Get off the bus at the stop just after the right turn to Via di Valmaura (the bus does not turn into this road it goes straight on Via Flavia) Walk down Via di Valmaura till you see Familia Superstore on your left- keep going past it and the first road to your left is Via G. Palatucci - it is not marked but there is a ceramics store on the opposite corner. Walk down the road and you will see San Sabba on your right.

I took bus 10 back - this takes you from Valmaura to Piazza Tommaseo.


Just a note on the logic of the buses: On the bus the name in big letters at the bottom is where the bus is going and the smaller letters above it is where it started ( I think !! - well that is what I figured from the buses I took.)
Also at the bus stops if there is a list of stops then the order is from top to bottom. Some stations - like the number 10 bus at Piazza Goldini - has stops for bus 10 virtually 20 meters apart but one is the "going" and other is the "coming" one.

Visited October 2013
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