Castello di Muggia

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onero
Brisbane, Australia867 contributions
Oct 2019
Muggia Castle was a bit of a disappointment for us. It's a small square castle, and you can see it from most places in town, as it sits on a ridge overlooking the old "Mandracchio" fishing port. It was built in 1374 and was a local stronghold until 1700 but was then abandoned and fell into ruin. Italian sculptor Villi Bossi bought it in 1991 and restored it. Today it's his private home and studio. We were told that you could walk up there and knock on the door, and MAYBE they'd let you in for a tour. Not so when we visited. We just had to be content with watching the big Muggia seagulls, sitting on the battlements and mugging it for the camera.
Written November 2, 2019
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Aleksander22
Tallinn1,516 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
After our dinner we took a walk through the village and on our way home we saw the sign "Castello di Muggia". We walked up the small hill and found this beautiful place. Unfortunately it was locked and we have not had time to visit next day. We only found out that is was build in 1374
Written October 2, 2017
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r0ssmb
Canberra, Australia39 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
We were fortunate enough to be invited into Castello di Muggia by the owner, Gabrielle and Villi Bosse, who spent 8 years faithfully restoring the castle built in 1364 for the governor of the region at that time. The main living area is the large tower four stories high, which faces the bay looking across to the port and lovely city of Trieste. The wall of the castle has its original walkway high up along its entire perimeter and the wall also encloses a beautiful garden. The inside of the house has been wonderfully restored to period and consists of salons, large bedrooms, kitchens, reception areas, a library and other functional spaces. Downstairs are the rooms where the original 30 odd soldiers were quartered. You can walk up to the castle from the lovely marina down in the town, which has numerous pretty streets, paths and stairways, cafes, restaurants, etc on the waterfront and streets leading further into the town. You also can take a ferry across to Trieste, just opposite the huge and beautiful main square. It was fabulous to walk the streets and see the ancient sites set within the immediate vicinity.
Written September 4, 2016
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atuffbasse
Brazoria, TX53 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
What a waste.... would give a 0 rating if possible. the people are inside. The phone rings. They don't open. They don't even try to speak English. They dont care... Don't bother wasting your time. Go to Miramare or another castle instead...
Written July 12, 2018
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Chris F
Las Vegas, NV23 contributions
Oct 2020
People leaving bad reviews concerning the Castle all have one version of the same complaint: "It's closed" or "The people inside won't answer when we knock at the door". Well, yes- that's because it's a PRIVATE RESIDENCE owned and lived in by a well known European sculptor and his wife. The website shows that there are a few rooms that can be booked as a B&B in advance and the owners do also rent the courtyard for a special occasion, like a wedding. But like any other homeowner, they are quiet, private, and do not want to be bothered by unknown, unexpected people calling or appearing out of nowhere at their door.
My Mother came from this quaint little town, and we were lucky enough to have local friends there arrange for a tour hosted by Gabriella, the wonderfully ingratiating wife of the sculptor Villi Bossi, who had bought and restored the castle in 1991. She supplied an opening spread of wine, cheese, lunchmeats and bread for all of us (a party of 10) and then took us on a complete tour of the rustic, beautiful grounds and rooms, explaining the history and features of the castle (in Italian- she doesn't speak English!), the remodel, and pointing out all kinds of interesting nuances. We were delighted every step of the way (and especially so when she pointed out a piece of furniture that my grandfather had made for her husband!). At the end, my daughter and I were moved to tears as she invited us to stay there in the castle with her anytime that we come again to visit Muggia. For my family surprised by our friends secretly arranging this tour, it will remain an unforgettable and treasured day in our memories.
Most of Muggia is built on the side of hills tapering quickly down to the square and marina. It is an uphill walk going up to the castle from the town square, but not too overly long. Keep that in mind if you decide to book a room. A small inconvenience considering the unique lodging available!
Written September 11, 2021
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PetraVranak
Bojnice, Slovakia8 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
Castello di Muggia is very nice place. In the evening we walk around the castle. And it was pretty romantic. This small town offered you everything for nice stay for couple of days. Carnevallo in Muggia is also amazing experience.
Written August 14, 2016
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silviocrusso
Trieste, Italy36 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Wonderful program in weekend. The city is beautiful and has so many restaurant and bar to know. It's possible to know the city just walking.
Written May 8, 2016
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