The visit of the garden and the bunker is included in the main ticket.The garden id perfectly cared, with roses orchard, neat and colorful flower beds, and a big water lilies pond with statues and benches all around. The garden continues downhill toward the sea with several gazebos and view points over the sea, Trieste and Monfalcone.In a corner of...more
The new castle of Duino was started in the late XIV century, it has been built around the remain of a roman tower that has been restored and incorporated in the structure. It has an historical importance for having been a postal distribution center for hundreds of year. It has been renovated a few time, the last one after having been damaged during...more
The old castle is mostly a ruin but it does offer some wonderful view over the other castle and the area around.To reach it walk downhill past the main castle entrance for about 5 minutes, the entrance is on the left. It is advisable to wear sturdy shoes as the ground is uneven and there are rocks and fallen stones.The castle is build on a tall...more
Wedged between the majestic cliffs of Duino near the sea (now a regional nature reserve) dominated by Castello di Duino, the picturesque beach and the famous Karst plateau, Baia di Sistiana (Sistiana Bay) is the only bay of the coast of Province of Trieste. It's a place of tradition and the ancient history. The charming scenery of the bay attracted...more
Stretched between sea and sky, and backed by a thick pine tree wood, the path inspired the Prage-born poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who spent several months in Duino Castle (from 1911 to 1912), to write his Duino Elegies, which is why the path is named after him. The story goes that one stormy winter morning Rilke was walking down the path, as the waves...more
Duino Castle, locally known as Castello di Duino, lies in the little coastal town of the same name. Built on a promontory overhanging the sea, the building is a collage of different architectural styles in a stunning setting. It is surrounded by a magnificent park, which is an overwhelming sea of flowers if you visit in the right season. Over the...more
It was my fourth or fifth attempt to visit the castle of Duino, which is situated about 20km northwest of Trieste in direction of Venice. My idea was to stay over night in Duino in order to visit it first thing in the morning. Unfortunatelly I missed it again. The castle of Duino is private property and therefore, no metter to opening hours, one...more
Today's castle was first mentioned in 1363 and is opened for visitors. During passed centuries there were a row of different owners, as the patriarchs of Aquileia, the Venetian republic, the roman emperrors of the German nation and the Habsburgs. The castle is now owned by the princes von Thurn und Taxis.more
I love going walking along this path because half way through there is my favourite spot: a little balcony created in the rock..
You go through a little tunnel and then you find yourself looking at this wonderful panorama!!
The Duino castles are opened to the public with the following timetable:
- From the 17th until the 31st of March: 9.30-16.30.
- From April until mid October: 9.30- 17.30.
- From second half October until the 4th of November: 9.30 – 16.00
It is always closed on Tuesdays
Tickets cost 8 Euros for the new castle, 3 Euros for the old castle, 10 Euros combined ticket.
When I visited in June 2012 the old castle was visitable to everybody but on their sign they say it need to be reserved ahead emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +39 040 20 81 20 so I would suggest to write them just to be sure in case you want to visit both the castle.
Fondest memory: The old castel is just a ruin but it offer great view over the new castle, the bay and Monfalcone.