The city of Trieste is located in the north-east of Italy directly at the Slovenian border and has about 200,000 inhabitants. It has a 5 kilometres long interurban tramway line connecting the city centre with Opicina, a neighbouring town north of Trieste. A height difference of 350 metres has to be negotiated, of which 160 metres are managed by a 800 metre long, up to 26 percent rising funicular. The tramcar is pushed up or pulled down the hill by the cable car.
This technically interesting and scenic tramway as well as the city buses are operated by → Trieste Trasporti S.p.A.