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Citta Vecchia (Old City)

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Address: 34121, Trieste, Italy
Phone Number: 0403478312
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Gorgeous old town

Citta Vecchia is the most interesting part of Trieste to me, such a contrast to the splendid edifices of the newer Austro-Hungarian buildings. Charming, quirky and inviting, this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
Jane D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Citta Vecchia is the most interesting part of Trieste to me, such a contrast to the splendid edifices of the newer Austro-Hungarian buildings. Charming, quirky and inviting, this is Italy at its very best.

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The Old Town of Trieste is nothing great and certainly not worth going out of your way to visit. Trieste has a few decent restaurants but the sights and history is lacking.

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Brescia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Brilliant spot to lose yourself for a while, wandering the narrow streets and stairs of Trieste. Occasional Roman ruins stand out, as do the wine-bars and restaurants. Keep your eyes open.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Citta' vecchia (old city) is the medieval heart of Trieste, built in turn on the ruins of the Roman city - of which bits and pieces remain scatterd around, including the beautiful theatre and the Arco di Riccardo. It has been revamped and restaured in the pst ten years, so it's now pleasant and cleaner - a beautiful area to... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Quite unique city because it's by the seaside, and yet it has a lot of classical features of all Austrian-Hungary monarchy cities, vast majority of whom was totally continental. Because of this anomaly, this city is quite interesting from architectural point of view. Historical aswell. Worth stolling around, if you have time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

It was great just walking around this part of Trieste, with the odd bit of roman building and the wonderful little shops and a pedestrian precinct made it a great time

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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.

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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 

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