It is a celebration in honour of Irish writer James Joyce, who was a guest of Trieste between 1904 and 1920, defining it his second homeland, and of character Leopold Bloom, protagonist of the novel Ulysses. The June 16 commemoration also takes place in Dublin, New York, Pula, Melbourne, Shanghai, Moscow, Paris, London, Montreal, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, and many other big and small cities. People act, people dance, people make toasts in the name of the famous writer and his anti-hero. One of the eighteen episodes of Ulysses is staged during the celebrations. Conferences, book presentations, exhibitions, screenings of films and concerts: the city awakens in all its cultural and eclectic spirit.
The food and wine offerings also adapt to honour Joyce with special Irish menus and plenty of discounts! So if you have planned your holidays in June, don’t miss this magnificent itinerant event.