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Opicina Tramway

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Address: Piazza Oberdan | Via dei Lavoratori 2, 34144 Trieste, Italy
Phone Number: 040 7795 257
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What a ride to Obelisk

€1.37 each way. Super steep climb to Napoleonica area. Lower and upper third of trip uses electricity like a tram and middle third uses cable like SFO cable cars. Middle third of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

€1.37 each way. Super steep climb to Napoleonica area. Lower and upper third of trip uses electricity like a tram and middle third uses cable like SFO cable cars. Middle third of ride hot in summer until electricity and air conditioning come back on. Great views all the way, steep parts a rush! Just loved it. From Obelisk stop you... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You cannot come to Triest and not take a trip on this unique tramway! Its uniqueness lies in the type of route that it makes, going from 3 meters above sea level to a height of over 300 metres, and a total of about 5km lenght. The landscape view when you're riding on this tram is breathtaking, spacing from the... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you are in Trieste, this is the one thing you must experience. The tramride is unique - it turns into a funicular halfway up and offers beautiful views of Trieste and the port. The tram itself is very quaint - it has a unique charm and it is worth just seeing it. Villa Opicina itself is also a nice... More 

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Venice
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I absolutely loved it. I recommend the short trip up the hill to all visitors to Trieste. We went quite early in the morning when was cooler and there were no many people. Up the top we went to a short walk to the loookout where we enjoyed a great panorama view over the city of Trieste.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our first steps after arrival to Trieste went directly to the station of Opicina railway in the middle of the city. The color & shape of local historic tram is so stylish! The journey up takes only 28 minutes and the ticket is not expensive. The view from the top (on the entire city) is beautiful. Must-visit place!

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

An old fashioned hybrid Tram-Funicular ride full of excitement. From Opicina (Terminal), peaceful place about 330 meters above sea, easy to access from highway and main roads, the Tram takes you through the picturesces suburban areas of Trieste, offers you a beautiful sight sing over the bay of Trieste and brings you then, via a steep cable-line supported railroad, straight... More 

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Warragul, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very disappointed with the tram ride. Limited to no visibility of Trieste views due to trees and overgrowth. Unable to access views from Obelisk as driver would not open doors! Time much better spent sightseeing Trieste. Truly this is a waste of time.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As a train geek, I loved how the trams hooked up to cable cars so that the tram going down could lift the tram going up. I've taken other trams like this, but never ones where the cable lift mechanism only makes up part of the line. The views were also magnificent. If you disembark at Strada nuova per Opicina... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Cant say what is at the end of the line, we got off at Obelisk. Amazing views of the city walking through woodlands. Highly recommended but take water as there is nowhere to buy any and it does get hot!

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

There isn't much at the top except the views, but the ride up is such an experience. The cars ae helped up and down a steeper section by helper engines, and much of the time you're in a narrow ridge moving ever higher. It's a cheap thrill and well worth the time.

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