Trieste: city of the sea

“I Topolini”

Built in the 1930s, I Topolini consists of 10 semi-circular terraces that look out to sea along the coast.
Stabilimento balneare  “I Topolini”
Below the terraces there are changing rooms, toilets and showers.

The first Topolini terraces, nearest to Trieste, are primarily used by mothers with children and elderly people, since there are two small pebble beaches. On the further terraces, the sea is accessed via steps or by jumping right in, to the delight of youngsters who stage diving competitions.

Lifeguards ensure safe bathing. The bathing area is marked with buoys.
Disabled visitors can make use of the access ramp to the platform beneath the terrace and another ramp that leads to the sea.
There is also a toilet equipped with a wash basin and an alarm bell.

Bathing season is from 1 June to 30 September. 
Free, open admission.
Bus No. 6 and 36
nomi topolini
Following a survey carried out in the summer of 2021, the historic "Topolini" of the Barcolana Riviera now have a name. In fact, all ten baths have taken the name of a character among the most loved by the people of Trieste, as part of the "TotoTopolini" survey launched by the Municipality of Trieste.

The titles with the names of the most voted in the survey in descending order: Margherita Hack, Sandro Chersi, Mario Giacaz, Martin Jevnicar, Fulvio Varljen, Cesare Maldini, Ottavio Missoni, Ave Ninchi, Carpinteri & Faraguna, Primo Rovis.

"I Topolini" - bathing facility

viale Miramare - free beach
tel. +39 040 41079

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