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“Castle and views well worth the trip from Trieste”
Review of Castello di Duino

Castello di Duino
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Duino
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Castle and views well worth the trip from Trieste”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Beautiful views of the adriatic sea and the coastline to Trieste; interesting exhibits that provide a glimpse into the varied history of the T&T family and their visitors and of this part of Italy.

Visited May 2013
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Prefer over Maxamillion”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I actually prefer this castle over Maxamillion's in Trieste. There is an old WWII bunker, the old castle ruins, a nice cafe and you can see Maxamillion's from the windows of Duino. The gardens are small and quaint, unlike Maxamillion's, but still very pretty. If you are in the area, see both, but DO NOT skip Duino!!

Visited June 2012
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Monfalcone, Italy
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Duino,place of the Thur Taxis family.”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Proud castle over Trieste bay of proud Thur Taxis family which invented and organised post service in Europe.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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101 reviews
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“A must for culture vultures”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

If you've read Rilke's Duino Elegies, you have to visit Castello di Duino. Still owned by the Thurn und Taxis family, the castle is in much better shape and much more appealing as a residence than its neighbor, Miramare. It's filled with photos and memorabilia of the family and their illustrious guests - artists, royalty, political figures. There's also a notable collection of instruments, including a piano played by Liszt. Stand on the terrace where Rilke wrote the first elegies, look up and down the spectacular coast, and you, too, will be inspired to write poetry.

Visited September 2012
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Province of Venice, Italy
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Great view of the sea”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

I have been here with the school some years ago and I really enjoyed visiting this castle. Part of the inside is a museum where you can see the furniture and how it used to be when people lived there. The family who owns the castle still lives there in another part of it which is private.
The view of the sea is breathtaking, there is a small private beach next to it which really looks beautiful. I would suggest to visit it on a sunny day, you can see the Croatian and Slovenian shore on the other side of the water. Very close to it there is Rilke Path, overlooking the sea and surrounded by local vegetation.

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