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Address: Via Gioacchino Rossini 8, 34121 Trieste, Italy

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a must see city

went there with a few classmates and spent around a week in Venice. the small alleyways, the canals and the friendly atmosphere makes this city a must see one. though the night... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I've seen some old photos of square rigged ships in the canal to unload,which must have been quite a sight , but now with just a few pleasure craft and fishing boats it is at best mildly picturesque. Some good shops and cafes though, back behind St Antonio church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Are the people who write these reviews actually for real!! No,.indeed its not like the canal grande in Venice. ;))) Trieste also does not have a Doges Palace!! Should we take a mark away for this. Hilarious. Is there a trip advisor badge for tourist stupidity?

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

went there with a few classmates and spent around a week in Venice. the small alleyways, the canals and the friendly atmosphere makes this city a must see one. though the night life dies not make it to the level of other European cities, the small bars are quite nice and very homey like.

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Ames
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

After spending the weekend in Venice, Trieste was a dissapointment. And the Grand Canal was as well. What could be a picturesque city is dotted with construction cranes and the port is full of industrial things blocking what would be a lovely view.

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Kleve, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is nothing specialty.... There is a few so good restaurants alongside of Canal. Nice when the weather is nice... But Trieste is small town and you will surely visit this area.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Its pretty easy to find, nothing special, but it makes for a good picture. Lots of little Christmas type stands make for an interesting stroll in December

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It is not like in Venezia, but it is worth to see speacially if you are on the trip to north Italy. Here you can have coffee, maybe go to shoping,

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Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were at our trip to North Italy, so we took three hours break in Trieste. This is a must sea part of the town. The canal itself is nothing special, but this is a great place to wander, have a coffee break or a meal. You could feel here the history too, but don't expect too much.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Nice area in Trieste but not very impressive. Pictures create impression that it looks much longer than in reality.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a lovely little area with lots of cafes and restaurants. We just enjoyed wandering around here and sitting about. It's only a small canal but the area has a nice relaxing feel to it.

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