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Canale Grande

Via Gioacchino Rossini 8, 34121 Trieste, Italy
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Ranked #31 of 82 Attractions in Trieste
Type: Bodies of Water
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Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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331 reviews 331 reviews
296 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Canale Grande is a great place to wander. It's one of the most scenic and nicest places in the town of Trieste. Worth visiting!

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Bari, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you search for some pleasant place where to enjoy a coffee break in Trieste this is a must. Apart from being a place with a good choice of locals you could feel here the history, it has quite a special atmosphere, however don´t expect something like Venice, this is not Venice, this is Trieste!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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281 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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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Budapest, Hungary
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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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