Barcola () is a seaside neighbourhood of Trieste, Italy. To go to Barcola from the centre of town take "viale Miramare" going in the direction of Venezia. Barcola is about 3 km from the train station. It is best known after the Barcolana regatta, a European sailing race that happens every year in October.
Trieste is a popular place for locals to go swimming and sunbathing and a long promenade links the area with nearby Miramare Castle.
According to the last Austro-Hungarian census of 1911, more than 73% of the population of the suburb were of Slovene ethnicity. After the annexation to Italy in 1920, the percentage of Slovene speakers fell significantly; however, Barcola is still an important center of the Slovene minority in Italy.
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