Founded in 1918, Triestina are based in the north-eastern city of Trieste and are something of a sleeping giant. They featured in nearly thirty consecutive Serie A seasons (including a second place finish in 1947-48) until the late 1950s but in subsequent decades have struggled to reach the top flight.
Full Name : Unione Sportiva Triestina Calcio
Team Colours : red and white
Nicknames : unione, giuliani
Stadium : Stadio Nereo Rocco, Via dei Macelli, Trieste
Capacity : 28,500
Official Website : triestinacalcio.it
No major honours
The impressive stadium is one of Italy's most recent and unlike many others in the country, doesn't have a running track separating the stands from the pitch. It is located a few miles south of the city centre.
Tickets for Triestina matches can be bought from several outlets in the city (listed on the 'biglietti - dove' section of their website).
The port of Trieste is the capital of the far north-eastern region of Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and was long part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Although the town is now part of Italy, it retains a not-quite-Italian feel with Slovenian and German influences easily seen. There aren't a huge number of 'must-see' tourist attractions in Trieste, but it's a pleasant place to spend a day or two. With an airport served by budget flights from the UK, it is also a convenient starting point for travelling down the coast into Croatia or inland into Slovenia, both countries with plenty to offer for holidaymakers.
For more detailed information on things to do and where to stay in and around Trieste visit our sister website Italy Heaven - Trieste.