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Opicina Tramway

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Address: Piazza Oberdan | Via dei Lavoratori 2, 34144, Trieste, Italy
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+39 040 779 5257
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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When you get on this tram, it is like jumping back into the past. Another rhythm, another pace. It slowly brings you up the hill towards Opicina and the view that you get from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 11, 2017
Lissone, Italy
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As others have written, the tram isn't running at the moment. However, some had written that there was a replacement bus and that the views were magnificent. Personally i was disappointed. I didn't see many views, despite being there in February when the trees are not in leaf. For me I think the main attraction is the unusual tram, so... More 

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Lissone, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

When you get on this tram, it is like jumping back into the past. Another rhythm, another pace. It slowly brings you up the hill towards Opicina and the view that you get from above is woth the time invested. A local legend says that if a student gets on this tram, he will never graduate. But many students proved... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Only had a short stay in Trieste in late Oct and was very much hoping to ride the famous tramway. Unfortunately that wasn't to be possible as it was definitely closed. The route itself looks interesting so it was a pity to miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

The tram is a really nice way to climb up to the Carso and see Trieste from above. There's also a really nice walk that goes from the obelisk to Prosecco. Unfortunately they had an incident earlier in the year so it's closed at the moment but once it opens it's definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank Rob A
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

We were going to take the tram to Opicina but it was not running. There was however a replacement bus which was great and ran as often as the tram. It was a number 2 bus and cost 1.75, just a standard ticket you can buy at the tobacconist The views were magnificent. The journey was good and from there... More 

1 Thank helendc1
Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Following an accident in August this tram is not running, but there is a replacement bus. The journey is well worth making. We had a pleasant lunch in Opicina and then walked along the well marked path to Prosseco. Beautiful views across Trieste and the sea. It is an easy walk across mainly flat ground.

1 Thank TravelingCelt
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

If you dont want to bother find a parking in Trieste city centre and enjoy a ride - its perfect for you. Make sure to purchase tickets in a bar right next to the tram station.

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I have ridden this tram many times; unfortunately, it was not running in Sept due to a collision which happened a couple of months ago. If it's running it's definitely worth the trip up to Opicina. You will have amazing views!

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Trieste is a great city to visit with so much cultural variety, amazing architecture and views with the Opicina tramway being a highlight .

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This tram route runs from Piazza Oberdan to Opicina. As the tram climbs towards Opicina, you get amazing views of the city of Trieste. On part of the route, the old tram is powered by over head electric cables and on the steeper part of the climb, it's pulled up the hill by steel cables. From Opicina it's possible to... More 

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