This magnificent palace was built in the second half of the XVIII century for the Gagliardo family, a rich Genoan family of merchants and navy captains. In 1841 Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour came to Trieste and became a guest of the Gagliardo family, staying in this palace. Other illustrious guests of this Palace were housed in the Palace by Francesco Gagliardo until, during the last decades of the 1800�s, its ownership passed to Giorgio Galatti, who ordered its demolition. In place of the old palace, Galatti decided to build the new and final palace that bears his name still today, planned by the architect Carlo Cambiagio and completed during the last years of the 1800�s. The old palace�s demolition gave way to new open spaces which would later form a square, first called Piazza Dogana and, after WWI, Piazza Vittorio Veneto. In 2005 the square�s renovation project was completed, resulting in a redevelopment of the square itself and the creation of an underground parking lot with one hundred parking spots. Parking won�t be a problem anymore, but in case all the spots should be occupied, you�ll be able to find a spot in the nearby streets. The City of TriesteTo find a parking spot in Trieste may be a problem: to not waste time, find it with Saba, and fully enjoy the city.A bit of HistorySince the II millennia BC, the city of Trieste has been a stage where various foreign populations acted. With its military conquest by the Romans, Tergeste, as it was then called, became colonized and remained �Roman� until it passed to the Byzantine empire. Trieste has been a city who many tried to conquer, due to its good geographic positioning that allowed this city to become one of the most important free ports. Furthermore, the city has been the set of important claims of our contemporary history, being occupied by the German army during WWII and by the Yugoslavs after that.Main city of the Venezia-Giulia Region, Trieste is the perfect transit point between Italy and Eastern Europe, and counts 205.000 citizens.Considered a good tourist destination, probably because of it being a historical point of passage, the city is often disturbed by the so-called �Bora� wind, with gusts that enhance the feeling of cold even when temperatures are not really low.How to get to TriesteBeing a crucial point toward the East, Trieste is obviously interested by various junctions: the A4 highway, which takes to Turin, and the European highways such as the E70, E61 and E751, that link the city to the Eastern Europe.The Italian Train Service link the city to the rest of the nation, but there's also the Ferrovia Meridionale (Southern Train Service) that takes to Slovenia and Austria, the Ferrovia Transalpina (Trans-Alpine Train Service) that links it to the Czech Republic, and European trains going North. Trieste is also linked to the only airport of the region, the Ronchi dei Legionari Airport, in the city of Gorizia. Finally, as we already mentioned, there's the port with its maritime connections. What to see in Trieste The heart of the city is the Piazza Unit� d'Italia, where the Palazzo del Governo il located. The most recognized symobl of this city it's located on the Colle di San Giusto, where you'll fine the Roman foro and the Cathedral. Other points of interest that deserve a mentioning are the San Giusto fortress, the parco della rimembranza and the monuments to those fallen during the war.Some other suggestive squares are the one near the Tempio della Santissima Trinit�, the beautiful Palazzo del Municipio and the super photogenic sights along the Canal Grande.It's possible to park in the city center at Campo San Giacomo or at the Ospedale Maggiore: these locations are very near to the Parco della Rimembranza and the beautiful center of the city of Trieste.