Trieste

Tram di Opicina

  Piazza Oberdan     more than a year ago

First opened in 1902, Trieste's iconic tram runs from Piazza Oberdan to the village of Opicina, located in the hills some 5km away and 329 metres above sea-level, making for a steep and incredibly scenic trip. Operating on an unusual hybrid track, consisting of an electrically powered tramway in the city and a funicular section on the steepest sections, where tram is pushed uphill and braked downhill by a pair of cable tractors. However, the most interesting feature of the tram, aside from the spectacular views of the Trieste and sea, are the tram cars themselves, with originals from 1935 and 1942 still in operation. One of the two original cars from 1902, has also been restored and is sometimes still used on special occasions. Villa Opicina is a quaint place for a relaxing stroll or a coffee before making the return trip to Trieste. The tram runs every 20mins from 07:00 – 20:00, and tickets cost €1.35 each way.

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