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Canale Grande

Via Gioacchino Rossini 8, 34121 Trieste, Italy
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Ranked #27 of 80 attractions in Trieste
Type: Bodies of Water
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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430 reviews 430 reviews
255 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Arriving by train we made an initial stop here for coffee on a sunny day. There are a number of cafe's that line each side of this rather "tongue is cheek" named waterway making it a very relaxed and picturesque spot. The two stone bridges that cross the Canal have been complimented by a pedestrian bridge since our last visit... More

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Trieste, Italy
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This small canal (although it's called "grande") brings such a delight when one passes by it during a city walk. Not only has it some of the most beautiful monuments in town around it, the view toward the sea is just magnificent and some of the best restaurants are located near it. It is a great spot for photography. Around... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I lived here for some time. Nice place to enjoy by day, beautiful architecture, PERFECT Italian coffee and a mild climate.. a place for spending time with dear friends in casual conversations. BUT you can't find a living soul there after 10 pm, especially during the winter . Nevertheless, I give it 5 points!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Canal Grande is a nice little part of Trieste. It is surrounded by cafes and restaurants, and while standing on the bridge looking out to the water the view is impressive. It is definitely worth having a look, but it is a pretty small canal, so don't let the name get your hopes up.

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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Canale Grande is the only channel in Trieste, but a hundred years ago there were others (or at least one, which is now a street, named Via del Canale Piccolo). Back then there were no bridges, so bigger ships could enter (check the Wikipedia in German about Canal Grande). Nowadays there are bridges, and alongside the Canale there are cafes.... More

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Gorizia, Italy
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Standing on the bridge on Canale Grande, you get lovely views on to Ponte Rosso and Cathedral area, and can enjoy palaces and boats reflecting in the water. Good for photography, lovely in the sunset light.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

İt's a clasic italian canal...Have a nice dinner at nice restaurants where you can taste the flavors of Italian...I thınk have to chosee risotto with see food...

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Lovely short canal lined with a few bars and restaurants of varying quality and price. Quite a chic area particularly on a Saturday night

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Santa Clara, CA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

A great place for a stroll, people watching and a drink at a cafe. There also is a small fruit and veg market. The buildings in the area, including several unique churched are striking.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Led by the positive reviews on tripadvisor, I had high expectations for the canal :) unfortunately, having recently visited Venice, I was not impressed by this location, nor the canal, nor the surrounding buildings. It's a great place to have a drink though :) so in that aspect it's certainly worth a visit!

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