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Still unknown to many Europeans - strange, because it is beautiful, unique and full of surprises

When thinking of Italy, most tourists still only think of the standards (Florence, Rome, Venice... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
Absolutely stunning

This is a truly gorgeous area of coastline, for me reminiscent of the Amalfi coast at its best... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

When thinking of Italy, most tourists still only think of the standards (Florence, Rome, Venice), and so few realize that close to Venice (less than 90 minutes) Trieste is full of surprises. The gulf is great. To see it from the water, just take one...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is a truly gorgeous area of coastline, for me reminiscent of the Amalfi coast at its best. Tree clad hills cascade down to the blue waters of the Gulf and if you head up to one of the many viewpoints on the Carso the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

There's a ferry to Muggia that does about five round trips a day taking 35 minutes roughly and costs 4.25€ one way and less round trip. It's a nice harbor view of the city and you can bus your way back to the Trieste Centrale...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

I didn't go much close but the waters and the city looked amazing from the road above. There are many parking spots and stopover places on the road that follows the Trieste coastline. The views are amazing from here.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

i nice place to visit were you have a nice weiv over the golf is hotel miramar..there is no sandbeaches but you can go in to the see from longo mare from the cliffs..and the wather is cristalclear

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This bay is a surprise. It keeps special beuty: colorful water, interesting castles and palaces near the sea, with a seaside resort and interestnig people. You can meet Italians and some Slovene speaking locals. It is not difficult to find nice restaurant with seafood.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Miha P
Reviewed September 24, 2017

The gulf provides places where people can have a beach experience, but very limited beach. On a good sunny day people would sunbath on the walkway and there are places to sell food and drinks. It is a nice walk to the Miramare castle. There...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

It is always a great pleasure to approach Trieste by train. The experience hasn't changed much in 150 years. It is a highly recommended introduction to a vibrant city.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Here in this Northeast corner of the Adriatic where Italy meets Slovenia and the Istrian peninsula, you'll find the Gulf of Trieste... from fun Portpiccolo, to Castello Duino, to entertaining Sistiana, around to Miramar Castle, the old City harbor and train station, Piazza Unita, and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

We had a nice drive around the Golfo, it was very peaceful with a great view, we also walked for a while which was nice

Date of experience: July 2017
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Pillow Fight! - Golfo di Orosei (8 Replies)
Okay...so I've run searches here on TA, and on the internet, and still find the choice of where to base in the Golfo di Orosei area a difficult one to decide. I'm specifically trying to choose between Santa Maria Navarrese and Cala Gognone. I see strong opinions about one or the other and get the overall sense that Santa Maria Navarrese gets a few more votes than Cala Gognone.Either way it doesn't appear to be a clear victory for either location....or is it? So here it is...which one...More
October 30, 2017|
Response fromandiron|
Thank you dancingbrave...that's an excellent case for Cala Gognone....and I do lean very hard towards it based on your past and current recommendations. What puzzles me is the result of multiple lengthy searches here on TA and the internet in general with what appears to be a slight tilt towards SMN. (mentioned most often are things like "feel" and access to the towns in that area) I think SMN could be a day trip....perhaps take the train from SMN up into the mountains and check out the town?...More
Location insights (3 Replies)
Hello, We are travelling to Sardinia in August next year with a four year old. We have roughly planned three nights in Cagliari (allowing arrival day), five nights in the Golfo Di Orosei area, five nights in the north east Costa Smerelda/La Maddalena area and five nights in Alghero/Bosa/Castelsardo area. We will have a car and prefer to do driving day trips than change accommodation every 2-3 days with a little one. The time in each can be split differently though. We are looking for...More
October 23, 2018|
Response fromDouglasDC8|
"We prefer smaller, atmospheric towns" In that case "Alghero / Boso / Castelsardo" Bosa/Bosa marina You are wise to be looking now for August as it is very busy and the earlier you book, the better the prices and choice will be..
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My friends and I are thinking about spending 5-6 days in Sardinia in July. I have read 3 separate guidebooks but cannot come to a conclusion on where to stay! What I am looking for is a beach town that (1) is close to beautiful beaches with crystal-clear waters, and other day trips (especially those on boats), (2) is nice to walk around and has a few shops, restaurants, etc. - that is, I don't want a place that is quaint and charming, not too dead or too quiet, but don't care about raging...More
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