Castle of Duino, Duino

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Standing tall on the cliffs over the Gulf of Trieste, you'll find Castle of 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. Castle of Duino is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Duino Edition.
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  • Private construction that stands on a hill with a beautiful park. Is open only for a part because the rest is inhabited. Very quaint and typical furnishings. Large collection of musical instruments.
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  • I spent a relaxing afternoon touring this wonderful castle that prominently overlooks the Adriatic Sea. Within the walls of this castle is a nice museum and many opportunities to visit the past of the...  more »
  • Had an afternoon walk in the garden, met the queen, toured the castle and the caves. Take some water and good walking/ hiking attire. You will see war history, art, architecture, botanicals, and not m...  more »
  • Although rebuilt several times after wars the castle maintains it character. Allow a couple of hours for a visit or more if you are particularly interested in the collection of string instruments. If you have an Italian speaker in the group it will help you understand the exhibits' labels! There is free parking along the road not far away but very limited outside the castle entrance. Combine your visit with a walk along the cliff to the east of the castle.
  • A castle with a landscaped environment,on a high cliff. Part of the castle is open to the public, and it is worth paying a visit. The ticket price is 7€
  • This is a must see in the Veneto. I just love it. After a visit of the castle one has to walk the Rainer Maria Rilke path along the Adriatic Sea!!! Lovely light hiking!
  • Duino Castle has an amazing instrument collection! A must see
  • Realy nice inside. Lots of to see. Worth for the price ticket. Nice views on the sea. Go through this.
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