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Cittavecchia (Old Quarter)

Trieste, Italy
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Ranked #12 of 82 attractions in Trieste
Type: Neighborhoods
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Dublin, Ireland
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405 reviews 405 reviews
210 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Having been to all the usual tourist destinations in Italy and loving it we decided to see what Trieste was like. It's a lovely little town and very non toursity! The little streets are cute and the place has a nice relaxing feel to it. Lovely to wander around and see what you find. Definitelt well worth a visit.

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Dublin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of those cities where you think you are headed in the right direction and find out later that you are way off track, no problemo, there is plenty to see and tonnes of little bars and eateries so won't won't die of thirst or hunger. Just keep ambling!

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newcastle
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226 reviews 226 reviews
165 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Well , as far as "old" quarters go in a place like Italy, I would put this one down to being "old" but not that impressive as far as buildings go. Put it in Australia and it would be REALLY old but here it does not impress as much as Genoa, etc etc. BUT, we have been here a week... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

It was great to wander through the old quarter looking at secondhand shops and old buildings. We had a pizza at a cafe and sat outside and watched the world go by. I am returning at the end of 2014 to explore it further.

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Very quaint and idyllic place with a lovely feel about it. Lots of nice restaurants as was passing through it would recommend it

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Pescosolido, Italy
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117 reviews 117 reviews
68 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I was taken through this rebuilt area and I am in love with Trieste. It is not visited by many and I am scratching my head wondering why? It is history all over, of course what city in Europe is not, but this is truly special as it is well preserved and the restoring going on is a wonder in... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

For me the Old Quarter is a quiet and relaxing area. Mainly because these are pedestrian streets. From Piazza Unita to Piazza Attilio Hortis (or even to Piazza Venezia), Via Cavana and some crossing and parallel streets are the place you miss from the other parts of Trieste. These really old houses and narrow streets brings you the Italian atmosphere.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is perfect place just to walk by, sit and enjoy. Best way to enjoy this quarter is to have a coffee, ice cream, cake or pizza in some of the little caffés or restaurants. It doesn t shock for your budget, and you will live one days as genuine italians...

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Louisiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

At Christmas this area was delightful. We stayed hereby and were in this area every day. Shops, cafes, etc.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
95 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Spend a few hours wandering about this old area: yes the streets are narrow, there are cobbles and steps in some alleys, it can be steep and some shutters of houses are rotten through - but that is part of the charm. Lots of atmospheric photo opps. You may well discover tiny little cafes and restaurants with locals in, so... More

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