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Barcola

Trieste, Italy
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Ranked #19 of 82 Attractions in Trieste
Type: Beaches
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's a beach, but not as you know it! The cognoscenti take beach chairs and loungers, otherwise they lie on the concrete pavement. Get there earlyish to find a spot to lie. I love the grassy,wooded area with shady benches to sit on. There are cafés selling sandwiches and drinks. It's a great spot for a swim in the blue,... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Unique place, full of local people enjoying the sea, the incredibly long seawalk, eating home-made food, speaking, tanning and socializing. Delicious little marina, 6km long sidewalk 2 mt. away from the sea that leads to Miramare Castle. You could spend an entire day in Barcola without getting bored!

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newcastle
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228 reviews 228 reviews
166 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Basically this place is in the southern suburbs of Trieste and as a consequence, it is easy and cheap to get there on public transport. But probably the best way to go, is go up on the ferry and return by bus E2.50 boat and E1.30 bus. one way Takes about 15 minutes and to take a picnic lunch would... More

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Bristol
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Lovely location and provided the weather is fine, the ideal place to stroll, take in the scenery, and watch locals enjoying the unusual bathing platforms (known as little mice! because they resemble the nose of rodents from an aerial perspective) Lots of green space, plenty of places to enjoy a meal and drink, pretty houses and walkways, lovely churches and... More

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Trieste, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I think Trieste loves it's beach becuse you don't find anything like that in Italy. I mean: no sand, cristal clear sea, breath taking scenery (you can always see the castle and the rest of the coast, if the day is clear you get to see the mountains too)and the fact that it free. I am obviously partial, but you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

It was lovely to arrive there every afternoon and have an Aperol Spritz or a glass of white wine to drink on my beach towel. It was great to see Italian women on a holiday weekend swimming and not feeling ashamed or inhibited about large displays of flesh.

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italy
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Barcola is just so beautiful anytime of the year,especially spring/summer time during sunset. It is just so beautiful and peaceful.

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Mornico Losana, Italy
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A small port just with lots of boats and restaurants along the seafront make this an ideal spot to eat and wander. The sea is clean so in the summer a swim can be a welcome break.

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Nottingham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were only in Trieste for 3 days and we spent a day here. The rest of our time was walking around the town.

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is Trieste's 'beach' area.....very rocky but steps into the sea. Lots of bars and cafes....ten minutes on bus from Trieste. Went a couple of times whilst in Trieste. Very clean and safe.

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