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Barcola

Trieste, Italy
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Ranked #16 of 76 attractions in Trieste
Type: Beaches
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Trieste, Italy
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38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Barcola is the name of a neighborhood, but when locals say they're going to Barcola, they usually mean going to the beach. On Viale Miramare from the Pineta to the Castello di Miramare you can find the most unreal beach of the world. (In a 50-meters cross-section there are the sea, the concrete beach, the promenade, the motorway and houses... More

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Udine, Italy
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98 reviews 98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

I really love this place. It a promenade about 5 - 6 km long. You can reach the Mirare Castle without never leave the seafront. It'perfect for a romantic walking or if you want to do jogging while breathing sea air. On summer the entire promenade is filled by people of Trieste that use it like a beach. And it... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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43 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Barcola is a bus (6 or 36) or quick taxi (9 euro) away from the centre of Trieste, and it is heaven. A local institution, you can sit or lie on the walkway and then simply slip in and out of the ocean without ever touching a grain of sand. Sand is the one thing about the beach that gets... More

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London
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114 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I did not know what Barcola was, until my Italian friend explain the importance of the area. A superb large bay where every year in October if I remember well, a huge boat race takes place with approx. 2,000 taking part. It is another area of natural beauty only a few minutes from Trieste city centre.

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Gorizia, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is an area popular with locals, who go out at the first ray of warm sunlight to sunbathe. Don't like the sea there, not my favorite beach.

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