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Castello di Duino, Duino

#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Province of Trieste
Castle Landmark
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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  • Anyone who has seen the Miramare Castle don't think you see something similar to Duino. Duino Castle is an imposing family residence of the tower and then rate. Living quarters was "engaged" to the tower and the walls of the old Castle until square complex with courtyard and beautiful gardens outside the walls. Beautiful rooms furnished with antique furniture and furnishings. wandering the halls we revisit scenes from old movies. Interesting the room where there are several historical records of the family Torre Tasso; those who first organized the European postal service with a stamp issue and were always the first to carry paying passengers on carriages which carried the mail. Story goes that the word TAXI is derived from the surname TASSI. Wonderful sight both towards Trieste and Miramare Castle's fishermen's Bay at the foot of the Castle. I enjoyed the visit to the Castle Tower as the rooms were poorly equipped rooms; lovely view from the top of the tower. Near there is a WWII German bunker but apart from the place and the particular atmosphere has very little to show. The castle is the entrance fee, is well cared for and also contains a large collection of musical instruments related to characters lived in the Castle, Unfortunately the place is not available for those with limited dexterity or those who must use a wheelchair, especially for outdoor gardens and a visit to buncker
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  • Duino is a fishing village, overlooking the Gulf of Trieste. Dominates the landscape of the Castel Nuovo, of ancient origin, restored and equipped with its 15th century walls. The castle is open to visitors, and besides very interesting interiors (furniture, musical instruments, books, pictures) that prove the presence of the family Turn und Taxiss, is especially wonderful to climb the tower to get to floor plan where you can enjoy an incomparable view. Beautiful and manicured garden and Park, always overlooking the sea. With a little walk to the ruins of Castel Vecchio, perched on a cliff overlooking Castel Nuovo. The panorama in the late afternoon is wonderful, the Sun lights up the cliff and across the Bay.
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  • O have been here for a wedding and could not imagine a location better than this one. Easily accessible, parking available and a nice bar eight in from of it. The view is stunning!  more »
  • One of the Best Castles I have ever visited. Nice Atmosphere and it's worth visiting.
  • Located at the beautiful spot. Awesome view.
  • Nice castle. Definitelly choose to walk on Rilke`s path to it!
  • Picturesque castle with breathtaking views and nicely decorated interior
  • It has a very great view and can educate you allot on the war that used this castle.

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