Spring is coming and the Karst say goodbye to the warm colors of autumn and enchants us with a suggestive blossoming of flowers and life.
The limestone plateau extends, in the Italian part, from Gorizia to Trieste and Monfalcone, with the Europalace Hotel, BW Signature Collection, is located exactly halfway. The best starting point to discover its wonders.
You can relive the history visiting the symbolic places of the First World War: the Theme Park of the Great War and the trenches in Monfalcone (2.5 km) and the War Memorial of Redipuglia in Fogliano Redipuglia (6.5 km) are one of them example.
You can be surprised by unique natural beauties, due to the karst phenomenon: the Timavo source, the Rilke Path and the cliffs below the Castle in Duino (7 km) and the Grotta Gigante-Giant Cave (the world's largest show cave) in Sgonico (20 km).
The more gluttonous ones can instead spend a pleasant day in one of the numerous Osmize: these are private winemakers who open their properties to the public for a short period of the year and offer their own wine and cured meats. They are scattered throughout the Trieste Karst. If you see a branch with an arrow along the road, follow it: you will arrive straight at your destination.
There are also many groups and associations that organize educational walks on the Karst, to collect and learn to recognize spontaneous herbs and medicinal plants.
All routes are easily accessible both by car and by bicycle.
The Europalace Hotel, BW Signature Collection, in Monfalcone has always supported cycling tourism and offers safe locations for bicycles and e-bikes as well as a rental service. There is also a large private car park with two charging stations for electric cars.