Don’t expect too much on this front. Trieste is home to the highest number of O.A.P’s in the country, and when the clock strikes ten, the city centre seems to magically empty itself.
It is only in recent years that the Valmaura stadium has been used to host large rock concerts; smaller events are often hosted at the Teatro Rossetti and the Palace of Sports.
As for nightclubs, try the Mandracchio and the Machiavelli (which is on the road to Miramare). In the summer, if dancing on the beach is your thing, visit the Cantera Cafè in Sistiana, while Jazz fans should visit Around Midnight – a small club in the city centre which hosts musicians both from the Trieste region and further afield.
The Trieste Song Festival also deserves a mention. Over twenty of these have been held and they consist of a number of local groups and soloists performing folk music.