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Address: Trieste, Italy

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nice in the summer for a day or two

Great local food. Good to experience. Very pretty part of the Adriatic. Locals are all very fun. Something different.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Love this place. Reminiscing view and so many sun worshippers around. Lots of people enjoying the seaside.

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Trieste, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

there's no such thing as a nice stroll along the seaside. The most peculiar "beach" you'll ever see from the first to the last sunny day. Triestini sunbathe under the mediterranean pine trees but.. what? all along the pavement. Sun beds or just towels. Camping tables and chairs to play cards in the sun.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great local food. Good to experience. Very pretty part of the Adriatic. Locals are all very fun. Something different.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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252 reviews 252 reviews
25 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have been going to Barcola for some years. On my first visit to Trieste I stayed in an expensive city centre hotel. On subsequent visits I have stayed at the Tritone Hotel in Barcola. There are great views of the sea and Trieste is only about 4 kilometres away with frequent buses. In high season there is a water... More 

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birmingham england
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303 reviews 303 reviews
59 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Whether you decide to stay here on a trip to trieste, or you visit for the day, barcola is a holiday must. Seas, cormorants, pine trees, small beach bars and a marina, there are lots to see as well as cafes and bars to enjoy an ice cream, coffee and cake, fresh seafood or a pizza. Fresh air, fine sunsets,... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 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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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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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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40 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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