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Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia

Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, 34121 Trieste, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 81 Attractions in Trieste
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Darmstadt, Germany
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

This central square, with its grand buildings, literally face the open sea. Two very nice, traditional cafes are here as well as the town hall. The style is mainly neo-classical, and a left over from the Austrian times, but some modern aspects make this central point an attraction in itself. Beautiful to see day or night

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Limassol District, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Big square facing the sea,amazing architecture of the building around. the coffee shops on the square might be a little more expensive that the rest of the city. A must see if you have just a day in Trieste and a good starting point if you would like to walk in the old city.

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Glendale, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The large square is surrounded by well-restored buildings as well as the boardwalk along the Gulf of Trieste. Wonderful for strolling in the square as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

So much fun to sit in one of the cafes and just watch the many generations bopping about. There are expensive restaurants too, but we had fun just at the coffee shop.

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Trieste, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The main square, surrounded by beautiful buildings of different architectural styles but one side is open to the sea. You'll get amused by the light and the colours of Palazzo del Governo, seduced by the statues above the neoclassical buildings, pleased by the Caffé degli Specchi, pampered by the Hotel Duchi and its Harry's grill. Get puzzled by the fountain,... More

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Trieste, Italy
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Once upon a time, in Trieste, there was a breathtaking plaza, with the sea, opening in front of it. It was great, majestic and had dignity. Now (it has been years, sadly) some "visionary" put a lot of spotlights in the ground. The title speaks loudly enough.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We loved this clean, spacious piazza. Gorgeous restored buildings and few tourists. One of our favourite piazzas in Italy.

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South East,UK
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you want to take a break from exploring and just soak up the atmosphere this tourist sweet spot is good, there is usually something going on in the square or nearby, and the imposing buildings make a good backdrop for an afternoon coffee, as you take in your surroundings.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Mostly just sat at the cafes there and nursed a drink. I did have a complaint -- they had ruined the view by erecting tents for some kind of a science show. I have nothing against shows, science or otherwise, and in fact the show brought in a lot of locals which added to the fun, but it took away... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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51 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Oct 1 Our hotel occupied one side of this square, the largest ocean-facing square in Europe. Our local guide, Igor Skorja, showed us this piazza and adjoining areas. The main piazza was virtually empty at 6:30 pm with locals walking quickly from place to place. I didn't see many tour groups, tourists, or exhibits. Our guide gave us a history... More

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