Molo Audace

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If you come to Trieste you will immediately notice it: a 246-metre-long pier in the city centre, a few steps away from Piazza Unità d'Italia. A walk along this pier is a must! You can observe the city and its magnificent square overlooking the sea…directly from the sea!

Originally, the Molo Audace was called Molo San Carlo; this name derived from the ship San Carlo, sunk in Trieste harbour, the wreck of which was used as a base for building a new pier between 1743 and 1751.

On November 3, 1918, at the end of the First World War, the torpedo-boat destroyer Audace was the first ship of the Italian Navy to enter Trieste harbour, docking at the then Molo San Carlo.
To recall this event the name of the pier was changed to Molo Audace, and a bronze windrose, with an epigraph at the centre supported by a white stone column, was erected at its end.

With the passing of time the pier lost its mercantile function, becoming the destination of charming walks "at sea" along the city shores and the mooring of boats passing by or of wonderful sailing boats taking part in the important sailing event called "Barcolana", which is held on the second Sunday of October of every year in Trieste.
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