We took the cable car to the top of Opicina today. This was a trial run just to see what was at the top, we will definitely be taking it to the top again later. :-) It was also included in the price of our bus tickets for our month stay in Trieste. We rode all over town today checking out the bus lines. There is a lot to see and do, plus, we are planning several trips outside of Italy to the nearby countries.
The Trieste–Opicina tramway (Italian: Tranvia Trieste-Opicina, Slovene: openski tramvaj, Triestine: Tram de Opcina) is an unusual hybrid tramway and funicular railway in the city of Trieste, Italy. It links Piazza Oberdan, on the northern edge of the city centre, with the village of Villa Opicina in the hills above.
For most of the journey, the line operates as a conventional, electrically powered tramway, with a mixture of street running and reserved track. On the steepest section of the line, between Piazza Scorcola and Vetta Scorcola, the trams are pushed uphill and braked downhill by a pair of cable tractors that operate on funicular principles. The line forms part of the network of Trieste Trasporti, the public transport operator for Trieste, and operates as line 2 of that operator. The line operates every 20 minutes from early morning (07:00) to early evening (20:00).
It was another exciting day of exploring in Trieste, check back later for more.