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Castello di Duino, Duino

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Standing tall on the cliffs over the Gulf of Trieste, you'll find Castello di Duino, a 14th-century fortification that's been owned by the Della Torre family for over 420 years. Since 2003, it's been open for tours. Visit over 18 of the castle's rooms, where you'll find the spiral Palladio staircase, the 1810 forte-piano played by Liszt, and staggering sea views from the towers. Outside, explore the multilevel park where you'll stroll under cascading Mediterranean flowers and take in a wealth of statuary. You'll also find a bunker built during World War II, as well as a bookstore and snack shop. Looking out over the rocks, you'll see the ruins of the old tenth-century castle originally built on this spot. With our international travel planner, Duino attractions like Castello di Duino can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The main attraction of Duino is absolutely not miss both affordable entry (£ 8.00 + £ 2.00 for any visit to the rocca) and beautiful views from here are enjoying. The Castle inside is fairly well maintained, though-I think-you could do something more. Also interesting to see the bunker, about twenty metres deep, built in ' 43 for the German Navy. Nice garden. Visit on a sunny day.
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  • Castle is still the same attraction with three pillars. One is garden between entrance building and the main castle, second is castle with exhibitions and the third is view. Sunday visit is a magnet f...  more »
  • Visited last week with a group. Austrian guide very prepared, nice and professional. The Castle belonged to the same family for over 400 years. We also visited the fortress with a small surcharge it is only open if it's nice weather. Very impressive views.
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  • It has a very great view and can educate you allot on the war that used this castle.
  • Do not miss it. Amazing castle directly on the sea
  • Very well presented castle which is currently a private home too. Very enjoyable visit
  • To be visited: beautiful view on the gulf, historical place, caves used during the second world war
  • Fantastic views and beautifully presented.