Trieste’s small symbolic beach
Opened in 1890, the Bagno Marino “La Lanterna” lido is one of the most symbolic places in Trieste. The Bagno Comunale has the unique quality of being the only one left in Italy to be divided into two zones, separated by a wall: men on one side, women on the other, accompanied by children up to 12 years.
The small beach is named after the nearby lighthouse, La Lanterna, although among the people of Trieste it is known as Pedocìn, or “little louse”, probably due to the small size of the shoreline and the dense concentration of bathers.
The bathing facility remains a must for tourists visiting the capital of Friuli who want to stay in the city while still enjoying a dip in the water or who simply want to enjoy the view at sunset.
Today, La Lanterna enjoys all the comforts of a modern beach: shower facilities, changing rooms and a refreshment area in the women’s section in high season.