Muggia
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Marie5466
Guanajuato Municipality, Mexico1,133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Muggia is the only Italian port town in Istria and doesn’t need much more than half a day to visit/walk around. However, you may want to stay the whole day if you are also planning a good local meal.

Prices tend to be lower than the better known and more visited Trieste. Come visit riding a ferry from Trieste while enjoying a great view from the water (maybe even a sunset). The bus route is a bit more depressing traveling through the more industrial/commercial zones between Trieste and Muggia.

Like a little Venice in a quiet way. Many colorful boats tied inside small wharfs/harbors, near sidewalks and streets, but don’t expect canals. Ruins, old churches, a castle, museums, a lively piazza, terraces, views of sea and Slovenia, seafood, small but mighty. I like that the locals still meet in the piazza not paying much attention to the visitors, being themselves.

Narrow and windy streets, beautiful homes, many with flowers. I can see why they used this wonderful setting for filming movies.

Don’t expect to be treated with kid gloves here – people don’t seem to cater to tourists in any special way, they are just who they are. I like that but many don’t.

A couple of places were closed when I was here so I would love to come back to finish my visit should I be in this area again.
Written March 4, 2024
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Rose
Trieste, Italy6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Lovely town on the sea. Good restaurants and varied cuisine. Bars and cafes leave much to be desired. Quick, sometimes snappy manners, limited offer , poor strictly necessary service. Smiling faces and please and thank you are usually unknown in many commercial venues. Critics are not welcome and get snapping turtle reactions. The old Istrian Venician kind and friendly manners have become a dream.
Written February 7, 2024
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PortlandLuv2Travel
Portland, OR267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We are so glad we took a ferry to visit Muggia. We had a lovely time wandering the colorful streets, having coffee, eating gelato, and taking photos. It was a nice escape from the business in Trieste for a couple of hours.
Written July 13, 2023
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RebeccaJBC
Bellingham, WA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We arrived on a cruise ship for an unexpected stop in Trieste. We had nothing planned, but knew we didn’t want to make a long bus trip to Venice.

After walking the wrong way along the boulevard at the port, we returned to find a water taxi moored alongside the large cruise ships. Impulsively, we decided to board and take the water shuttle trip to nearby Muggia, thinking we could always simply come back if Muggia was disappointing.

Seeing Trieste and the surrounding area from the water taxi was so very nice and the on board personnel were very friendly and helpful. When we arrived, the small marina, the village piazza, the walk up to the castle, were all delightful surprises. We enjoyed terrific pizza and, of course, a dish of gelato while watching the bustle and charm of a small town in Italy on a quiet Sunday. It was such a wonderful impulsive decision, we would visit again!
Written June 26, 2023
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onero
Brisbane, Australia857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I cannot understand why some people are so negative about Muggia. Maybe they expect it to be some sort of jazzed up town like Monte Carlo. But Muggia isn't like that. It's just a little relaxed fishing port, 20 minutes by boat across the Bay from Trieste; and it makes a delightful day-trip from that city. Four of us took the trip to Muggia in October 2019. We caught the ferry (which departs hourly from Trieste's Bersaglieri Pier ... costs 8 euros per person return - get your tickets on the ferry). We cast off at 9.15am. Our ferry chugged sedately out of Trieste, giving us great views of that city from the water. It glided past Trieste's container port, then past the coal port, and finally across the bay to Muggia yacht harbour. We disembarked just two minutes walk from the town centre, so it was an easy stroll to the town's little shops, bars and restaurants. On the day we went, there was a big weekly market in Muggia, so although it's not a big town - there was plenty to look at while we strolled around for a couple of hours. Then we walked to the Molo Colombo (where the local fishing boats tie up) and climbed a flight of stairs (there's also a wheelchair lift) to the open-air terrace of Ittitourismo La Terrazza (a Fisherman's Cooperative restaurant) where the pleasant staff fed us fresh seafood like Fritto Misto and Spaghetti alle Vongole for very reasonable prices while we enjoyed the view over the town, and watched fishermen bringing their little boats into the mole to unload their daily catch. (If you don't like open-air restaurants, there is a covered section where you can keep out of the sun or wind or rain while still enjoying the views). After our leisurely lunch, we strolled back through Muggia to the ferry wharf, and caught the boat back to Trieste. We all agreed this was a very enjoyable Day Trip. It cost us very little, and the fisherman's co-op restaurant provided us with a delicious seafood lunch and good views at a reasonable price. As good as anything we found in Trieste itself. We thoroughly recommend this day trip to Muggia. Obviously some people come here expecting too much ... but we expected a quiet little fishing port and yacht harbour, with good fresh seafood restaurants and a few shops, and a small slice of history in its church, town square, narrow streets and local architecture ... and that's exactly what we got on our day trip. We all agreed it was an enjoyable worthwhile day-trip. And while you're looking around Muggia, look for the Lions of St Mark on several town buildings ... indicating that the Serene Republic of Venice once ruled here.
Written November 1, 2019
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Paula245
Birmingham, UK196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took the ferry from Trieste ( ferry stop located opposite Savoia hotel) which takes approx 30mins and includes great views over the bay of Trieste. Return ticket costs 6.90 euros (we were told you can only buy a return so not sure why the price for single ticket was also displayed on the timetable at the boarding point) and the ferry runs frequently during the day. It takes about half an hour to stroll round the village which in places resembles Venice ( buildings adorned with motifs of Venetian lions and the canal filled with boats certainly adds to this feeling). We had lunch at the co-operative restaurant overlooking the sea, which was good value for money and it was great to find out that the fish was caught the same day and the profits were going back to the fishermen who worked so hard to provide our meal! The place was peaceful and looked amazing in the October sun. Three hours will be plenty to see the sights, have a meal and a stroll. Totally worth it
Written October 22, 2012
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permia
Ireland63,240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Couples
In the afternoon we walked along the colourful Trieste waterfront and marina for the ferry to Muggia. The classy ferry more resembled a wealthy person’s fun boat, making the voyage all the more enjoyable.

We had a very pleasant stroll around Muggia historic centre, having a coffee and some refreshments in the lovely main square. The Duomo is magnificent with its Venetian façade and the superb rose window.

Later we walked along the seafront and had a very refreshing swim at the Strada per Lazzaretto which is not far from the landing area. We hired loungers and a large umbrella €9 each which provided great comfort in the hot afternoon sun. This was not a sandy area and bathing involved going down steps into a stony area. But the water was beautifully warm and we stayed in for about 30 minutes. Such a wonderful contrast to our summers back home!
Written August 19, 2012
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bl4ze
Erd, Hungary2,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
Muggia is a charming little town quite close to the Slovenian border. When we go to Piran (Slovenia) we always stop in Muggia for a walk and coffee.
Written April 28, 2015
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mswiseguy
Carmel, CA359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
Our destination was to go to Trieste but definitely found it to be unfriendly to cars. After trying to find a parking place for 30+ minutes we gave up and decided to head south to Muggia. A small town on the harbor it was a pretty little town with lots of character. A nice and easy place to walk around and soak in the atmosphere, have a coffee or a gelato.
Written August 24, 2014
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AL L
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Last coastal village before Slovenia, this small fishing village packs a punch when it comes to social mingling with the local cafes and shops, with its small line of nicely modernized beaches along the stretch to Slovenia this village is definitely worth a visitwith Trieste to its North and the largest Slovenian coastal city Koper within a short driving distance to its south its definitely nestle in a great area for sightseeing.
Written August 15, 2014
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