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Castello di Duino

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Address: 34011 Duino, Italy
Phone Number: 040208120

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Castle on the Sea

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa G
Sistiana, Italy
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Sistiana, Italy
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Fudge03
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.

Thank onlyrgu
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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 

Thank lynden33
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank Wineandfoodwriter
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 

Thank ScubeyToo
Melbourne, Australia
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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.

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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