The former Belvedere cinema was built in 1952 by the Allied Military Government and is currently in disuse. It’s located in an area which has recently undergone urban redevelopment and the current P.R.G. permits the construction of buildings for different purposes to valorise the area.
The property was built in the 50s and was used as a cinema; it’s surrounded by a paved area (p.c.n.1875/21) that also leads to the rear entrance. The structure is reinforced concrete, plastered and painted façades, partially covered by a vaulted roof and by a flat roof, and it has two floors. The former cinema-theatre has a double-height hall, the stage, the entrance hall, as well as passageways, bathrooms, utility rooms and other rooms on the ground floor, while on the first floor there are two projection rooms with passageways, four dressing rooms with walkways, two utility rooms and another back-staircase. The new General Variation of the P.R.G.C. of the Municipality of Trieste permits the valorisation of the site with the following purposes: residential, craft services, hotel, offices, retail businesses, services and community facilities, parking lots and garages.
The estate is located in the municipality of Trieste (pop. 204,420), in the Opicina fraction (pop. 7,950), found on the outskirts to the north of the city, along Via dei Fiordalisi, in a mainly residential area consisting of mostly average size, discrete terraced houses, constructed as “assisted” housing. There’s a good public transport system. In recent years, the area has expanded but it’s still not densely urbanised. Its strong points are the distance from the centre of Opicina, guaranteeing quiet and tranquillity for the residents, and good road connections to the city and motorways. The historic centre of Trieste is 8 km away and the borders of Slovenia are about 13 km away. The European road E-70, that joins the A-4 Motorway (Turin-Trieste), is about 3 km away from the property. The Trieste train station guarantees connections with Rome, Milan and Venice, and its 7 km away. Trieste’s airport, “Ronchi dei Legionari” (with 740,000 passengers in 2015), is 30 km away, in the province of Gorizia.