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What to see in Trieste | The castle of Duino bunker

Higher Calling

In fact, the Duino Castle is located 18 kilometers from Trieste but remaining on the road you need to travel to get there we can consider it a goal to include in the program involving a visit to the capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia. A goal that is worth a visit because the castle was built in the fourteenth century over a Roman military outpost in 1600 and has been characterized as a pole humanistic visited by distinguished guests. Its location makes it even more inviting to stop by Duino.

Duino Sunset

Duino Sunset

Perched on a rocky karst overlooking the sea with a breathtaking view over the Gulf of Trieste, Duino Castle is an attractive tourist destination. Its beauty is also enhanced by a warm and joyful aura that the presence of the owners , the members of the noble family of the princes of Thurn und Taxis (Thurn und Taxis), gave this historical home making it alive away from the cold austerity “museum”. Rich in history that is intertwined with folk legends indissolubly linked with the past of the surrounding area you get the chance to witness glorious historical events and visits by celebrities. Duino Castle has an unmatched romantic charm.

Higher Calling

Higher Calling

Walk on water

Walk on water

Sunset from Rilke Trail

Sunset from Rilke Trail

In addition to the 18 rooms of the castle that are worth a little of your time there’s even the big park and the tourist route which goes into the bunker built in 1943 for the German Kriegsmarine to defend the base Sistiana against a possible attack. Inside, in a room dug 18 meters deep, we are exposed to various memorabilia.

Duino Castle Hidden View

Duino Castle Hidden View

Duino Castle

Duino Castle

The sea before Duino

The sea before Duino

Prices and times: The ticket costs 8 euro and gates – in winter – are open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9.30 to 16.

Duino photos: Daniele De Gan, Anna Solomonidou, Gianluca Moratti, Luca Bortolossi, Nejc Bole, Phrasikleia Epoiesen, Pranab Das.

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