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Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I took a public bus to this attraction. If you are interested in history and WWII you should stop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
becky h
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Omaha, Nebraska
Important to visit, excellent presentation of a difficult piece of history

It is important to visit not just to remember but so the same mistakes are not made again. This... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2019
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Via Giovanni Palatucci 5 | Ingresso Gratuito, 34148, Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a public bus to this attraction. If you are interested in history and WWII you should stop. Entrance was free and I payed 2 euro for the audio guide which I recommend you get. The staff was very friendly.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank becky h
Reviewed August 14, 2019

It is important to visit not just to remember but so the same mistakes are not made again. This museum does an excellent job of presenting a difficult and painful piece of history. Go there to learn and to remember

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank robert-not-home
Reviewed August 14, 2019

We walked to la Risiera which is in the suburbs of Trieste - it takes about 40 minutes but it is served by two or three bus routes. It was built in 1898 as a rice processing plant, but in 1943 was transformed by the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AnitaT947
Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

Obviously devastatingly sad to visit but so important. A very small but nevertheless powerful reminder of the atrocities carried out during WW2. Entry is free and only €2 to hire an audio tour which is well worth it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank N2981WUannam
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

The architecture of the museum is beautiful and the exhibition is very well done. The museum is sad and the experience saddening as it is one of the worst part of our history that we should not forget. The museum helps in remembering forever the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

Risiera di San Sabba is a former factory used as a concentration camp during World War 11. It is located in the suburbs of Trieste but can be easily visited by bus. Much of the original buildings within the camp were either destroyed during the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MikeWells90
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

I know very little of this period of time in Italy, so it was interesting to learn. It is important that it not be forgotten. The audio guide was informative and affordable. Entry without the guide is free. The museum contains most of what the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HallieRay
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

This is a less known, yet very important site to visit. A remarkable monument of an era that should not be forgotten. For 2 euros only you can buy an audio guide which I really recommend to do so, as otherwise you won't understand what...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zs_szegedi
Reviewed March 10, 2019

We got the bus from Trieste to the statium and walked from there. Recommend buying your return bus ticket at the same time as we couldn't find anywhere open to buy the return journey. The tickets last an hour once you stamp them on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank j91mr
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Most Americans have little knowledge of this area or it's long and complex history. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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I am sorry to know that you stayed here as a child. During the German occupation in World War 2 this was a detention camp for political prisoners and Jews among others. After the liberation and until 1965 it became a refugee... More
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