A Historic Ride on the Opicina Tram in Trieste

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While in Trieste, I had a chance to enjoy a leisure ride on its famous Opicina Tramway- a Tram+Funicular Railway that links the city to Villa Opicina or Opicina. Started in 1902, the historic tram runs from Piazza Oberdan to Opicina, a hill top town 5 km away.

I bought my ticket at the tabacchi- a tobacco shop where you can purchase bus/tram tickets. #OnlyInItaly
DSC03599DSC03601It was a slow ride from the city centre to the top, crossing the city’s houses that seem from a bygone era. A steep stretch and the tram halted, the tyres screeched.

I asked a lady sitting next to me why we halted. Luckily she knew English and told me the tram is getting pushed uphill and at the same time held back hill to change tracks (tram to furnicular track). She told me she was from nearby Slovenia and regularly took this tram. It was nice…

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