Discover Muggia by choosing among the 10 activities selected for you!
You can choose from the various options in Muggia considering the oneness of art and nature, culture and sea. Muggia offers various options to spend one or more days discovering its beauty. We have selected the 10 best must-dos to discover this amazing village overlooking the sea.
1. A tour of the hills in Muggia, e-biking and cycling: if you love sports and nature, Muggia is the ideal place. Its strategic position is great for bike tours to discover breath-taking landscapes such as the sea and hills. Muggia offers a variety of bike trails starting from the town center or nearby and e-bike rentals available at our info point. Read more about our bike trail tours!
2. Saturdays in Muggia: the town offers a variety of natural and historical tours from June to September. Local tour operators offer guided tours and cultural activities in some of the most interesting sites of Muggia on the last Saturday of the month. Click on Saturdays in Muggia to find and participate in the scheduled activities.
3. Trekking on the hills in Muggia: Muggia is the ideal location for lovers of trekking and open air activities thanks to the sea and hills surrounding it. You can choose one of the various trails and different levels of difficulty to be experienced alone or accompanied by someone starting from Muggia. Trails are very well marked and will give you more insight on available options on the trails in our website.
4. A stroll in the centre of Muggia followed by a fish dinner: visiting Muggia is a very relaxing and fascinating experience. Start touring in the town centre from Piazza Marconi where you can see the Duomo (Cathedral) and Municipal building, then head to the Venetian style streets. Go up towards the castle by climbing the small streets of the village and end your tour in one of the fish restaurants to enjoy a delicious dinner. Scroll to “A stroll in Muggia” to see the entire trail.
5. Visit Muggia’s old town center and its Sanctuary: the site inhabited dating back to proto-history stands at 170 meters above sea level, on top of the large esplanade bordered by steep slopes on three sides, when the hill was terraced and surrounded by the great walls of the castle. It then became a Roman and flourishing settlement in the Middle Ages. Here stands the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, which was the center of life in the area dating back to the Middle Ages. Note the fascinating frescoes recently restored inside.
6. Muggia and its archaeological excavations: Muggia originated as a prehistoric village and as such the Elleri Castle and Archaeological Park are a must-see. The Castle rises on Mount Castellier on the summit of Santa Barbara, on the Italian-Slovenian border. Among the remains found nearby stands a stele dedicated to the god Mithras, a deity dear to Roman troops and whose cult was reserved to experts only. The stele and exhibits found at the Castelliere (Hill-fort) and in the nearby Necropolis of Santa Barbara are visible at the Archaeological Museum. Moreover,the Archaeological Park of Old Muggia is all that remains of the ancient Castrum Muglae, the original settlement of Muggia. The remains of the city walls, houses, road axes and medieval city gate can be perceived from this park. Read more about Muggia’s itinerary.
7. Visit local producers: there is a wide variety of local oil and wine producers on the hills of Muggia. Bianchera-Belica is a typical olive oil from the Karst, Istrian and Dalmatian area; one of its producers is Fior Rosso, on the border between Muggia and San Dorligo della Valle. The typical local wine is Malvasia istriana, from which a fresh and thirst-quenching white wine is produced by the companies Lenardon, Scheriani and Vigna de Mar. It is noteworthy that when you come to Muggia, you can contact the local producers to visit their companies. More about local producers.
8. The Alpe Adria Trail: probably the most popular trail from and to Muggia connecting Austria, Slovenia and Italy in a trail 750 km from the foot of the Grossglockner and then on towards Muggia in a total of 43 stages by foot with only slight differences in altitude. You can have a taste of the local cuisine in the three regions along the way and enjoy the breath-taking view overlooking the sea. To know more go to the trails page.
9. DFrom the sea with the Delfino Verde before diving: you can get to Muggia from Trieste by sea with the Delfino Verde, a ship which travels from the maritime station in the center of Trieste to Muggia every day. This trip is a must to enjoy the amazing view overlooking the town, its hills and coast. Once you get to Muggia, either go down town for a walk or along the sea for a refreshing dive. Discover Muggia’s beaches.
10. Visit Porto San Rocco: This marina was constructed recently in a strategic position for cruises along the italian, slovenian and croatian coasts, but you can also head to various other hinterlands rich in culture, nature and gourmet food. The marina is set in a charming environment with large and small boats neatly packed from where you may also admire Trieste while strolling quietly along the coast.