We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Castello di Duino

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 34011 Duino, Italy
Phone Number: 040208120

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 385 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Castle of Duino is in private castlle

Castle of Duino is in private property of the Thurn und Taxis family, and is owned by Prince Alexander and Princess Marie's great-grandson, Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre e... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Add Photo Write a Review

385 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 46: English reviews
Level Contributor
39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle of Duino is in private property of the Thurn und Taxis family, and is owned by Prince Alexander and Princess Marie's great-grandson, Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre e Tasso, Duke of Castel Duino. The castle has been opened to the public as a museum and park and you must pay entrance. If you look closely over glamor and beauty... More 

Thank grofdalmatinski
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Duino is not the typical destination, but we did not wish to stay in Trieste. Too big and noisy. We prefer quieter places. And discovered this Castle. Rarely do we visit one. This one is worth every penny. Destroyed by the Italians Army in 1915, re-built in 1925. Given by the King of Austria to Thurn und Taxis. Who later... More 

Thank Daniel B
Level Contributor
31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, you should visit this a beautiful summer day (if you can), as the views are probably the most important thing on this visit :). The castle itself is nice and very well taken care off. Some of the rooms are very interesting and there is a nice garden to enjoy your coffee in. You have enough to visit... More 

Thank Zoran S
Level Contributor
323 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The castle is located on the rock overlooking the entire gulf of Trieste. The veiew is speechless from both high tower and some terraces. The gardens are fantastic. There are about 20 rooms to visit inside the castle with some authentic furniture and amazing collection of old musical instruments dating even back to 1500s. One of the interesting items is... More 

Thank Boris B
Saeby, Denmark
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Visiting a castle is, in my opinion, not the most exciting thing. However, Castello Di Duino is very beautiful. The best part of the whole visit is the view. The castle itself is not the greatest castle to visit, but it's ok for what it is and the view makes up for everything.

Thank chelinakp
Sistiana, Italy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Even though this castle is not as old as Miramare (closer to Trieste) it warrants a visit. The views are great and there is often a nice art display.

Thank Lisa G
Level Contributor
38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you have 2-3 hours to spare should you visit this castle. Nice building, interesting scenery and many rooms to visits. Covering both the medieval time until 1960! Nice gift shop and cafe

Thank Thomas L
Zagreb, Croatia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Duino castle is located on very fine location overlooking northern Adriatic and the gulf of Trieste. The ruin of the older castle is worth visiting because of the nice view towards newer castle! Castle gardens are also nice, but a bit small and compacted. The WW2 bunker located on the seacoast is less interesting. I was really disenchanted with the... More 

Thank Toma B
Sussex, England
Level Contributor
654 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Fabulous location overlooking the Adriatic, and the romantic ruins of the earlier castle. But the interiors are a bit dull, and the gardens, given the location, necessarily limited. The bunker built by forced labour is interesting, as is the Rilke connection, but not as good as we expected

Thank Fudge03
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

There is a lot of history in the walls of the castle, But the view from the castle makes it worth visiting, and the nice clear water with jelly fish is a icing in the cake.

Thank onlyrgu

Travelers who viewed Castello di Duino also viewed

Duino, Province of Trieste
Duino, Province of Trieste
Trieste, Province of Trieste

Been to Castello di Duino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Castello di Duino and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Castello di Duino staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?