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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Iva Jamborová (9 months 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.
Bob Fish (9 months ago)
Nice place, castle is generally kept in good conditions. Indications for ancient III ac roman site, 500 m far from castle, should be improved.
dmitry gubin (12 months ago)
nice castle with garden . good to visit. good bus connection to nearest cities
Csaba Kiss (13 months ago)
Wonderful place. We visited the castle in April at Easter, and luckily we had real spring weather. Beautiful flowers in the castle garden, lovely scent of the flowers, excellent view to the see. The castle itself is in very good shape, can be visited inside, and has a lot to show. Authentic rooms, a lot of interesting historical items. Definitely worth a visit.
Kathy Merkler (2 years ago)
Wonderful small castle on the Adriatic coast. Well kept interiors and grounds.
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