The Barcolana, the largest regatta in the world

The Barcolana is the largest and most unique regatta in the world. Boats of different classes, of amateurs and professionals that challenge each other in a path that ends in the stretch of sea in front of the beautiful “Piazza Unità d’Italia”. The regatta takes place every year on the second Sunday of October and it reached its 53th edition. The city turns into a big party for everyone. Enogastronomic kiosks and musical and cultural events are programmed each year during the week preceding it. Pointless to say that this is an unmissable not only for passionate sailors but for whoever wants to have a pleasant week-end in one of the most eastern cities of Italy. 

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The package includes:

  • 1 dinner with 3 courses, beverage not included
  • 1 lunch with 3 courses, beverage not included
  • 2 overnight stays in a 4* hotel with breakfast included
  • Private transfer service as scheduled in the program
  • Medical insurance
  • Our Covid-19 insurance and our assistance

The package does NOT include:

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Any extra and everything that is not mentioned in “The package includes” section
Our ambassador: Michela Chert

It is known that Trieste is a small city with a historical centre entirely walkable but it’s also true that a lot of its beauties are more easy to reach with a two-wheeled vehicle. For one day I decide to be a tourist in my city and to try the emotion of the bikesharing, I jump on my new adventurer and I head off to the promenade of Barcola. The path is well known but not for this reason less exciting and involves the crossing of a once unused really large urban area, but from some years in phase of requalification and valorization: the Port Franco Vecchio. Once crossed the entrance pass, the old hangars and port warehouses make a great view of themselves and witness this essential aspect of the city. Being careful of the rails that surface from the asphalt in some sections, I enter another space-time dimension where the time seems to be stopped. I go on and not long after see the Warehouse N.26 now seat of the Museum of the Sea that hosts the beautiful collection of the Boats of Llyod Triestino and further on the  Hydrodynamic Power Plant, both a must-see. Then I exit in Viale Miramare short before the Bovedo parking and I cover the last kilometer and arrive at BITS n.7 station of Barcola where, after dropping my e-bike, I go tasting my deserved reward at the “kiosk” of the pine forest and enjoying the sunset. 

A wonderful day!  

Accessibility and usability for travelers with specific needs

The tour is accessible to travelers with physical-motor disability, preferable the presence of a companion as the territory has some challenging slopes or slight movement difficulties.

The program results particularly interesting to travelers with sensory disabilities as the pleasures of the palate are exalted.


The tour presents a good level of interactivity between the traveller and the narrative voice, a reason that can be of great interest in the presence of sensory disabilities.


On recommendation of the traveller we evaluate any type of “food attention” in order to guarantee a suitable and qualitatively adequate service to your needs.


We are at your disposal for further information and to answer every of your needs.

3 days - 2 nights
  • Departure

    On request

Day 1

Private transfer service from airport / railway station to the hotel, accommodation in the rooms and free time to walk in the streets of the center and reaching the “Rive” and the Village of the Barcolana. It is an area between the “Audace” Dock and “Bersaglieri” Dock, a single large container of culture, taste, fun and seafaring spirit with shops, restaurants, gift shops and info points. At the end of the walk, dinner with 3 courses in a restaurant in the city center, free return to the hotel and overnight stay. *Private transfer service to the city ( flexible pick-up time according to needs / only available with  hotel & Spa Riviera e Maximilian’s option.)

Day 2

Prima colazione. Mattinata dedicate alla visita del Castello di Miramare e del suo bellissimo parco*. Situato nei pressi di Trieste, il Castello è una residenza voluta dall'arciduca Ferdinando Massimiliano d'Asburgo per abitarvi insieme alla consorte, la principessa Carlotta del Belgio. Costruito tra il 1856 e il 1860, è una testimonianza unica di una lussuosa dimora nobiliare con i suoi arredi interni originari. Il Castello è stato progettato in simbiosi con un rigoglioso parco, che lo circonda. Il giardino, ricco di pregiate specie botaniche, è un complesso insieme naturale e artificiale; lungo i percorsi si susseguono aiuole multicolori, sculture, alberi monumentali, fontane e laghetti. Il complesso gode di una posizione panoramica incantevole: si trova a picco sul mare, sulla punta del promontorio di Grignano Pranzo presso ristorante sul mare nella baia di Grignano sottostante il Castello e resto della giornata a disposizione per visite della città. *Il Parco è raggiungibile con una piacevole passeggiata dall’hotel Riviera & Maximilian’s (15 Cena e rientro in hotel liberi.

Day 3

Breakfast and day dedicated to the “Barcolana”. You will be able to see the regatta from the panoramic terrace of the hotel or from the park of the Castle of Miramare below (option Riviera and Maximillian’s hotel). Possibility to reserve lunch in the structure, private transfer to airport / railway station and end of services.  For the clients that will stay in the NH hotel of Trieste the regatta will be visible from “Rive”, a few minutes by foot from the hotel.  

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