Pepi Hotel is located in Basovizza, a small village at 337 meters (1105 feet) of height over the sea and surrounded by the green of the Karst Plateau and part of the Municipality of Trieste.
Within the area of Basovizza are also located two important scientific Institutions: the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and Elettra Synchrotron, one of the most important Italian research centers.
Paths to the Igouza and Lipizza forests start a few meters from the Hotel. These are ideal pathways for people who love jogging or cycling, but also suitable for those who just want to walk quietly and enjoy in the natural beauty of the Karst. Notably, the Josel Ressel path is equipped with benches, trilingual information points, touch materials and vocal messages suitable for the blind.


The Area Science Park, the main scientific campus of Trieste and one of the major scientific and technological parks in Italy, is located in Padriciano, at a distance of 3 kilometers from the Hotel.
The Trieste Golf Club is also located in Padriciano: 18-hole par 70 in the nature of Karst, open 365 days a year.


Lipica is about 2 km from Basovizza, in Slovenia. The beautiful park of Lipica hosts the renowned stable, where the gorgeous Lipizzaner white horses may be admired; visitors have the opportunity to visit the surroundings on a historic carriage, and to enroll in the riding school.
A golf club with a 9-hole course open 365 days a year is also available in Lipica.


The International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste (SISSA) is located in Opicina, only 8 km away from Basovizza.
Moreover, the historical tram that connects the Karst Plateau to the Trieste city center leaves from Opicina. The tram route is very panoramic and offers breath-taking views on the Trieste bay.


The Grotta Gigante (Giant Cave), the world's largest show cave, is located in Sgonico about 10 km from Basovizza. There one can find also the botanic garden Carsiana hosting 600 species peculiar of the Italian and Slovenian Karst.

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