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Citta Vecchia (Old City)

34121, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 347 8312
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Lots of history packed into small area.

The heart of the old city is on the top of a hill overlooking the bay, as may be expected, so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hornado
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good place for a stroll

The Old City is just as much part of the new city, but the streets are narrower and mainly cobbled... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jarko2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34121, Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The heart of the old city is on the top of a hill overlooking the bay, as may be expected, so involves some fairly steep climbs. However, packed into quite a compact area are ancient churches, cathedral, castle, forum and amphitheatre

Thank Hornado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old City is just as much part of the new city, but the streets are narrower and mainly cobbled. They twist and wind up the hill to the cathedral and make a really nice spot to stroll.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 19 May 2017

What is called the Old Town are indeed the neighbourhoods of Cavana, San Giusto and the old Jewish Quarter. It is the oldest part of Trieste, which rises from the sea level to the hill of San Giusto, through small steep roads, or through steep...More

Thank bepper263
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Not really worth a visit : the streets are steep, often deserted and with little charm or beauty. We did not feel fully at ease here. This is not a place you must have seen before you die !

Thank Taxidiotis2014
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The old city of Trieste seems somehow cleaner and more modern than what I've seen in other Italian cities. It's mainly closed to traffic though so getting around on foot is quite easy. Plenty of attractive old buildings to admire.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Citta Vecchia is most interesting and there are several buildings of great interest. It is very pleasant to stroll through this area.

Thank georgestof
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Trieste is an interesting place. Getting around from a walking perspective is not all that easy. The waterfront and the flatter areas all offer an interesting take on the town of the centuries. The older areas up and around the hills also have their appeal....More

2  Thank shintaro1
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Probably my expectations were too high, but the Old Town of Trieste was somewhat disappointing compared to other Italian cities.

Thank Philip_Bolster
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This part of the city was modernized in the last 10-15 years. It still has some attraction - Roman theater - but the real Old City feeling is not there anymore. This was actually the "ghetto" of the Jews, but today you wont find anything...More

1  Thank 545medva
Reviewed 27 June 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.

1  Thank Jane D
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