Duino Travel Guide

  • Duino Castle, the view from Rilke path
    Duino Castle, the view from Rilke path
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Duino Things to Do

  • Visit the garden and the WWII German...

    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...

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  • Visit the new castle

    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...

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  • Visit the old castle

    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...

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  • Baia di Sistiana

    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...

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  • Rilke Path

    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...

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  • Castello di Duino

    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...

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  • The castle

    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...

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  • Duino

    Duino was the first town, we visited during our one day trip to Duino, Aquilela and Grado, in the middle of May.Duino is a small town, about 20 km from Trieste, whose main sight is the Castello di Duino.

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  • Duino

    Photo of the Castello di Duino taken from the inner side.Since it was opened to the public again, in 2003, I believe, many people, being nearby, make a halt and visit this beautiful castle. It absolutely deserves to stop off.

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    Between 1911 and 1912, famous poet Rainer Maria Rilke was a guest of the princess Marie von Thurn und Taxis in Duino. And Duino was the place, where he got the inspiration for his famous Duinese elegies.

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    Duino Castle, located alongside the coast, is encircled with magnifical gardens. There is a marvellous view to the town of Duino, its splendid bay, the rocky beaches and to the harbour.

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    Interior of the castle is breathing with culture and history. offering on display, paintings, letters, coins, library, and much more.On the photo, you can see the letter which the present Queen of Great Britain - Elisabeth II wrote far - off 1958.

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  • Inner Court of the Castle

    A splendid inner court (see the photo) with the well on one side, is the ideal setting for a chamber music festival. Behind the well, a staircase leads up to the top of the watch tower. It is worth of any effort - panoramic view is magnificent.

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  • Entrance to the Castle

    The Castello di Duino was opened to the public in 2003. The entrance to the castle start with a wonderful park (in full blooming) , decorated with the row of statues. Vaulted door leads to the inner court of the castle.

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  • The Castello di Duino

    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.

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Duino Hotels

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  • Dama Bianca

    Duino Porto, 61/c, Duino, 34013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Villa Gruber

    Via Duino 61, 34011, Duino, 34012, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Eden

    Sisitana 42 A, Duino, 34011, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Duino Off The Beaten Path

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    The cliff

    by aussie75 Written Aug 11, 2005

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    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!!

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    Two castle

    by oriettaIT Written Jul 1, 2012

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    Favorite thing: 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 visite@castellodiduino.it 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.

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    • Photography
    • Castles and Palaces

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