Shoreline Struggles: Barcola’s Restoration Efforts Face Summer Uncertainty

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interviews: Giusela Chiarella

In a bid to reclaim the charm of Trieste’s coastline, the restoration in Barcola took off on Monday, May 13th, heralding the commencement of a fresh wave of interventions.

Discontent swirls among residents and tourists alike along the Barcola waterfront, with concerns arising over the sluggish pace of restoration efforts following the onslaught of autumn storms. Once a picturesque escape, the shoreline now bears the visible marks of nature’s wrath, prompting a sense of unease among observers.

As some of the area’s cherished beach clubs remain closed, signaling an extended period of inactivity, authorities cautiously express hope that the remaining restoration work will be completed in time for the summer influx.

However, with the summer season fast approaching, uncertainty looms over whether the reduced beach space will be adequate to accommodate the anticipated surge of beachgoers. Questions arise about the potential for overcrowding and the impact it may have on the allure of Barcola’s shores.

Amidst these deliberations, stakeholders grapple with finding a balance between preserving the waterfront’s natural beauty and ensuring accessibility for all. The fate of the Barcola shoreline hangs in the balance, awaiting a resolution that satisfies the competing interests of preservation and public enjoyment.

With a scheduled completion date of September 2, 2024, the restoration promises to preserve Barcola’s maritime heritage.

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Guisela Chiarella
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