Duino Castle

Duino, Italy

Duino Castle was built by the Wallsee family in 1389 on the cliffs overlooking the Gulf of Trieste. It replaced an older castle from the 11th century. Over time, the Wallsee family disappeared and the castle, after having been used as a prison, became the residence of the Luogar and Hofer.

At the end of the 19th century it became the property of Prince Alexander von Thurn und Taxis from the Czech branch of the House of Thurn and Taxis. It remains with the family to this day with his great-grandson Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre e Tasso, Duke of Castel Duino the current owner. The castle has been opened to the public as a museum and park.



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Via Duino 39, Duino, Italy
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Founded: 1389
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Nataša (14 months ago)
Nice castle with amazing view. Lack of any type of a guide for entrance fee spoiled impression a bit, but would recommend it.
Michaela Bimanová (15 months ago)
We were at the old castle ruins. It was spectacular ❤️
Viktoria Antonova (18 months ago)
I was very surprised how beautiful this castle is! It is located not far from Trieste and I recommend to visit! Castle with splendid views at Adriatic sea and the coast leading to Tierste.
Petr Sobíšek (18 months ago)
A medieval castle with a tower from the time of the Romans. Beautiful views of the surrounding cliffs. Possibility to descend into a World War II bunker. It still belongs to the noble family of Thurn - Taxis, self-guided tour.
Iva Jamborová (2 years ago)
Castle is beautiful with splendid views at Adriatic sea and the coast leading to Tierste. We bought combined tickets to new castle and old one as well, but by the time we came to the ruins, it was already closed. On phone we found out the ruins are only open from 10am to 1pm daily so if you don't hurry up, you'll miss it.
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