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Canale Grande

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Address: Via Gioacchino Rossini 8, 34132, Trieste, Italy
Phone Number: +39 040 347 8312

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Nice spot

This canal is very picturesque and is traversed by two bridges, one of them being very attractive. It is lined on both sides with cafes and restaurants and some beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Durbanville, South Africa
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Durbanville, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This canal is very picturesque and is traversed by two bridges, one of them being very attractive. It is lined on both sides with cafes and restaurants and some beautiful buildings.

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Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The right place for having a coffee or something to eat when you're walking through the city in a hot summer day.

Thank Michal D
Essex, United Kingdom
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623 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth a look. Nice water ways. Nice strolls around the city. Be careful with the locals. We think we nearly had our bag stolen. Some very dodgy people in the city. It's a shame unemployment is so high.

Thank Ace28065
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a nice place to visit and take a walk around. It doesn't take long and is probably the best or second best thing to do in the city

Thank Christine D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The canal is nice to see, but not really a highlight. The buildings and also the canal as such are not very special.

Thank Philip_Bolster
Budapest, Hungary
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1,913 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Its name is most probably after the Canale Grande in Venice, but not to compare with it. It is a small channel with coffe chops and restaurants on the shores, two churches and some beautiful palaces around.

Thank 545medva
Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If You are in the center of Trieste most probabbly You will not miss it. The name is from past, and now he seems not so "Grande" but still have that historic touch.. Only thing that is not so nice is that some times it smells badly...

Thank Karleto2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you are wanting to walk and shop in Trieste, you will probably come across the Grand Canal, It used to be grander and longer...now it does come into the city a bit. There isn't much to see.

Thank stampwife
Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very pretty with the magnificent Palazzo Gopcevic (which is home to a rich museum of theatre and musical instruments) on one side, the magnificent Serbo Othodox church on the other, and pretty sidewalk cafes and restaurants where it is especially romantic to sit in on a warm summer evening. Fans of James Joyce can admire the bronze statue on the... More 

Thank Sandra D
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Pretty to take a slow walk along in the warm summer evenings and stop along the way to have a nice cold beer

Thank ewtbml

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