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Castello di Duino

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Address: 34011 Duino, Italy
Phone Number: 040208120
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Magnificent Castle

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Saeby, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank chelinakp
Sistiana, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Lisa G
Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Thomas L
Zagreb, Croatia
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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 

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Sussex, England
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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

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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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.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This is the second time that i have been to this castle and on both occassions it has been a wonderful experience. The old castle on the rocks is so romantic, with a backdrop of deep blue it is so worth the visit. The gardens are great and the castle rooms are unbelievalbe. if you like musical instruments this is... More 

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Thank lynden33
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

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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