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 Edition.
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  • This 14th century castle is well worth a visit. Not far from Trieste, Duino Castle is perched on a cliff with spectacular views of the Gulf of Trieste. A pretty formal garden adds to the pleasant...  more »
  • The inside of Duino couldn't really impress us but we enjoyed the nice walk thru the gardens with amazing vies over the coastline. A place of history with good stories about famous people like...  more »
  • It costs 3 euros per person to visit the old castle (ruin) and it's totally worth it. It's fairly small, but right on a cliff next to the sea making it a very enjoyable visit. Do make sure to check the opening hours.
  • Nice place. Castle is small, but has wonderful views. Nice gardens with a lot of flowers. You can also wisit an bunker from second world war. Alaroud it takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to examine this place. Entry fee is 8€ adult 6€ students and children.
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