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Castello di Duino

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Address: 34011 Duino, Italy
Phone Number: 040208120
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Wonderful position, you feel you could move right on in very easily

Castello di Duino is a magnificent castle owned and occasional occupied by Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre and Tassos (of the Thurn and Taxis family of Czech origin). I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Castello di Duino is a magnificent castle owned and occasional occupied by Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre and Tassos (of the Thurn and Taxis family of Czech origin). I attended a lecture on the Second World War and how it had affected tourism in this part of Italy in a small group of rooms just passed the gatehouse. I kept... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This venue has something for everyone. BE SURE TO VISIT THE BUNKER! The castle (still occupied by the present prince) is fascinating, the gardens in summer are heavenly and the history surround the castle and the area during the war is equally interesting. There's a strong history connecting this place to music, as myriad instruments on display will reveal. Situated... More 

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Thank ScubeyToo
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This lovely little castle has many interesting artefacts dating from the Napoleonic era but the most beautiful part is the gardens surrounding this spectacularly situated castle overlooking the sea.

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Thank Sandra V
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Better than the castle itself, which is interesting as was even once a base for troops during WWII, are the gardens and the magnificent view from the cliffs. As long as the skies are clear and it's before nightfall, the time of day or season don't really matter: the view will still be amazing and the gardens, if open, a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The Duino Castle has an enchanting position on a rock facing the sea, not so far from Trieste, on the coastal road towards the Trieste airport. It is a private castle and it has become possible to visit it only in recent years. It is interesting inside and has a nice garden, but the most fantastic is the view! Very... More 

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Bavaria, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Unfortunately we (my wife and I) have to make a serious complaint. At the 7th of September 11 am we visited „Castello di Duino“ and the associated ruins of the old castle. What I describe in the following was wrote done 4 hours after the event took place and when our memories were still fresh. "We entered the reception of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Very beautiful castle and nice art collection. Kind personel and not crowded at all. Entrance fee for adults is 10€

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There was no crowd in the castle, and after paying the admission fee we understood why. The view was wonderful and so were many of the rooms. But. The exhibition was mostly in Italian and exposed randomly chosen objects, letters and cards, seemingly without any theme. A room dedicated to the great war was an exception. There were many (unloved)... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This grand residence is still occupied by the owner. The princess who owns this castle lives on the front half of the estate (20 rooms). Many of the couple's belongings decorate the rooms open to viewing. Many of the rooms dedicated to the interests of the husband, so lots of antique musical instruments. Great views of the sea and ruins... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Search for the letter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth....clue Downstairs Full of history. Delightful gardens. Dont forget to visit the bunker used in the war

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