To celebrate the 18th European Sustainable Mobility Week (16 – 22 September), Trieste has a very full agenda, with lots of events on program. Click here to see what’s on.
European Mobility week is an unmissable appointment for any administration committed to sustainability and the improvement of the quality of urban life. These issues are very strongly felt in Trieste. Every year millions of Europeans celebrate sustainable mobility and launch a message of change and lifestyle renewal. This year’s theme is “Safe Walking and Cycling” and the slogan is “Walk with Us!” The spotlight is on safe walking and cycling and the benefits it can have for our health and our environment. This is in line with the important goals of the UN 2030 Agenda, with special focus on Goal 11 to make urban areas more inclusive, resilient, safe and sustainable, also bearing in mind Goal 3 – Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages – and Goal 12 – Sustainable Consumption and Production. Reading and discovering “Trieste letteraria” certainly contributes to improving the quality of urban life and enjoying the town of Trieste. All you need to do is be a bit curious and slow down a bit.
To promote this event the Municipality of Trieste has organized the following free theme tours:

  • Wednesday 18 September “Dispiegando la città di carta” (Unravelling the City of Paper) a literary walk conducted by Riccardo Cepach of the Svevo Museum and Joyce Museum; starting at 5 pm from Biblioteca Civica.
  • Friday 20 September “Trieste selvatica” (Wild Trieste) literary walk conducted by Luigi Nacci, author of “Trieste Selvatica”; starting at 5pm from San Giacomo Church.
  • Saturday 21 September “A zonzo per la città” (Wandering Around Town) a walk for children and adults to mark the 20th anniversary of Nati per Leggere Trieste (Born to Read) with volunteers of Linea Azzurra Association. Starting from Biblioteca comunale Quarantotti Gambini at 4 pm.

Walking. Yes, walking is yet another way to promote the membership of Trieste as a UNESCO Creative City for Literature!
All the Creative Cities of the UNESCO network are committed to the development and exchange of innovative good practices to foster participation in cultural life and integrate culture in sustainable urban development policies. By doing so, Creative Cities also contribute towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of UN Agenda 2030.