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Cittavecchia (Old Quarter)

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Address: Trieste, Italy
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A beautiful old "Austrian" city

The old town of Trieste is well worth a visit. It has - and still is - been restored and one can find structures dating back to Roman times. Trieste was part of the Austrian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The old town of Trieste is well worth a visit. It has - and still is - been restored and one can find structures dating back to Roman times. Trieste was part of the Austrian Habsburg empire for almost 600 years and this is clearly reflected in it's architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Many passengers from cruise ships fail to explore this port city, which is the call ships make, to allow visits to Rome. But they are missing out on excellent shopping, lovely restaurants and magnificent buildings. The side streets are full of interesting and historical sights, and no better place to enjoy lunch with a bottle of local wine.

Thank MervFrome
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Trieste has a mixture of Austrian and Italian influence, walk around, don't follow maps, enjoy the little streets and alleys.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The heart of the Old Town is Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia. This is huge with magnificent buildings facing the sea. Behind it, climb up the narrow streets and you will find the San Giusto Castle and Cathedral. The Roman theater is midway up the hill and is well preserved, though smaller than Aosta's theater. At the end of the Grand Canal... More 

Thank Coellum
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We sailed out of this pretty port and were not disappointed! Very pretty and clean unlike a lot of the other Italian ports. It is about an hour and a half drive from central Rome so accessible if you want to sightsee that area. It is a little closer to the airport.

Thank Theresa B
Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lots of people watching and eating an drinking with reasonable prices for locals and tourists Have a walk around an dexplore, we will return

1 Thank Tim R
Bolton Lancs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Lovely old quarter with narrow and steep roadways and paths also steps not for the unfit the most interesting part is the road up to the cathedral of San Giusto with the archaeological museum on it the roadway looks like it was laid sometime BC and not touched since but the walk up to the cathedral is worth it for... More 

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Noosa Heads
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Unlike most of Trieste the old quarter provides a different aspect so walk the old streets and go back in time. The architecture is different and so are some of the cobbled streets that appear to go way back. Walk up to the castle (steep) and see some of the more interesting parts of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Take time to get lost in these wonderful, shady back streets - antique stores, independent shops, bars and eateries.

2 Thank Tricia_abc
Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our lodging, on Via del Pesce, which only one block long, is indicative of the old quarter. It's like a rabbit warren, tiny small side shafts coming together in small plazas that then move into large piazzas. This is not just a tourist trap, this is home for most of the city dwellers. There is no green space in the... More 

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