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“A sea-swim without sand? Heaven.”
Review of Barcola

Barcola
Ranked #14 of 396 things to do in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Barcola is a bus (6 or 36) or quick taxi (9 euro) away from the centre of Trieste, and it is heaven. A local institution, you can sit or lie on the walkway and then simply slip in and out of the ocean without ever touching a grain of sand. Sand is the one thing about the beach that gets on my tits, so this was perfect. And when it is sweltering in town, you'll be having the ocean wash over your feet here only minutes away. Bus tickets have to be purchased in advance from tabac shops. If there is a few of you, take a taxi out as the buses are frequently jammers, and then take the bus home when things have chilled out. I just back from there. It was unreal.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

I did not know what Barcola was, until my Italian friend explain the importance of the area. A superb large bay where every year in October if I remember well, a huge boat race takes place with approx. 2,000 taking part. It is another area of natural beauty only a few minutes from Trieste city centre.

Thank Panathinaikos-13
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is an area popular with locals, who go out at the first ray of warm sunlight to sunbathe. Don't like the sea there, not my favorite beach.

1  Thank EllyL
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Not really a beach, even if we call it so! It is simply a street, attached to the sea where in the summer you cannot walk on it for 2 reasons: first, the ground reaches temperature taht you cannot imagine; secondly, because if you find a place where to put your towel.... you are really lucky!

9  Thank Steatosi
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Perfect place to walk and have a nice promenade. You can rent boats, or go to the gelatteria California, during the summer you can bring your chair or blanket and lay down to read or simply watch the Ocean and the bis ships.

Thank LesleyBabyblue
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