La Locanda Gaudemus


The Tradition of Welcome

Welcome to Locanda Gaudemus in Sistiana, one of the most picturesque and pristine seaside locations in the upper Adriatic. A borderland nestled between sea and mountain, a crossroads of stories of nobles and poor souls seeking fortune.
In this melting pot of lives, our family has been dedicated to hospitality since the distant year of 1850, initially in the center of Sistiana and now, from the mid-20th century, right here in this historic residence which, through a knowledgeable enhancement intervention, we have transformed into a restaurant and boutique hotel with an attached wellness area.
As you cross the threshold, you will immerse yourself in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere, conveying the warmth of a home. You will always be greeted by a family member, because for us, welcoming guests is sacred. Making you feel good is the intention that dictates the rhythm of all our actions.

Welcome to Locanda Gaudemus.


It All Begins with a Love Story

Grandmother Antonia already had her ticket to America in hand, along with a life plan she had long pondered. Then, just a few days before boarding that ship, she met Emilio, they fell in love, and suddenly plans changed. The ship sailed, Antonina stayed, and started her business in this inn, within these walls. It was 1950, and for a moment, it seemed that the long tradition of hospitality – begun in 1850 by the great-great-grandfather with the management of the first post station and horse exchange in Aurisina – was destined to end. Then, that chance encounter, the hand of fate, and the overwhelming power of young love. Love, still today, is the central ingredient in every space, in every dish, in every detail we care for you. It is the memory of our roots, the gratitude for all the journey made by those who came before us, it is the enthusiasm to look towards tomorrow, with the mind and heart still eager to write new chapters, in this family story that moves towards its sixth generation. It is that feeling of well-being, of being at home, that we hope to convey to you every time you are our guests.


Restaurant, Boutique Hotel, Wellness, and Inner Garden

The historic building that houses Locanda Gaudemus is one of the oldest in the town, which is why we chose to preserve its character and taste, implanting with respect and elegance all those improvements that allow us today to offer you an experience of authentic pleasure.
For your vacation exploring the beauties of Friuli Venezia Giulia, or for a relaxing escape, you will find a facility perfectly equipped with every service and with a focus on energy sustainability.
Over 90% of the energy we use is green.
Our restaurant will spoil you with creations by Chef Claudio Lauritano, the 12 boutique hotel rooms will guarantee you comfort and privacy, also thanks to our adults-only policy. The panoramic terrace on the third floor, with solarium, wellness area, and sea view will be the perfect place for a sunbath or a moment of relaxation, while the inner garden becomes an oasis of tranquility during the warm summer days.
The interior environments, enhanced by careful restyling, will offer you the functionality of a modern approach and the opportunity to closely discover the charm and mastery of vintage pieces. Many of these items hide unmissable anecdotes, like the one about the splendid set of dishes and cutlery, a personal gift from the Prince of Duino to Claudio’s grandfather. When you visit, try asking about it, he will be happy to tell you the whole story.

Vacanza ❘ Famiglia Facendo una sosta durante il viaggio di ritorno dalle vacanze, ci siamo fermati per una notte per poi ripartire questa mattina di buon ora. Abbiamo avuto modo di conoscere i proprietari della locanda: gentilissimi e disponibili. Le camere bellissime e con tutti i comfort!!! Pulitissimo tutto ed una colazione ottima! Un buffet ricco e colorato! Noi dopo colazione siamo ripartiti per continuare il viaggio! Lo consigliamo assolutamente 👏🏼 Cari saluti ai proprietari 🇮🇹🙋🏻‍♀️
Simona K.
Coppia Abbiamo cenato nel ristorante, utilizzando la formula del menù degustazione, devo dire tutto buono, prezzo in linea per quello che viene offerto. Un ringraziamento particolare a Samuele che ha saputo consigliarci egregiamente i vini e ci ha accompagnati lungo tutto la cena.
Mara M.
Ristorante con location superlativa cena a base di pesce servita in modo eccellente cibo di prima qualità. Personale sempre a disposizione e cortese.Abbiamo preso la degustazione di pesce , accompagnata da un eccellente vino ,tutte le portate servite con la massima cura e di eccellente qualità.Lo consigliamo per una cena romantica.
Giuseppe B.
Great little hotel! This is great small hotel, easy to reach from Trieste airport or Trieste town (local bus stop not even 1min away). We stayed in the large recently renovated Sissi room. New fantastic bathroom. Great restaurant with nice terrace and also very good breakfast!
Olivia K
Astonishingly good food I'm glad I hadn't read the negative reviews before having dinner at Gaudemus because, had I done so, I would have missed a gastronomic high point. The tasting menu was amazing---every dish was perfection and testified that we were in the hands of a truly talented chef. We had the kind of superb dining experience you remember for a long time. Wish we still lived in Duino so we could make Gaudemus a regular haunt.
Sandra T.
Lovely little hotel I was booked here as the hotel I booked got overbooked and walked me. It was a nice surprise. The room was small but cosy and the bathroom really nice and elegant. The restaurant was excellent for dinner. Breakfast was rich and tasty. The hotel is close to Trieste and Duino, worth a day-trip to both places.