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Barcola

Trieste, Italy
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Ranked #20 of 81 Attractions in Trieste
Type: Beaches
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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225 reviews 225 reviews
25 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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279 reviews 279 reviews
55 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
154 helpful votes 154 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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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