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Castello di Duino (Duino Castle)
About Duino Castle
Owned for over 420 years of family Thurn und Taxis (German princes belonging to the Holy Roman Empire) branch of Valsassina (von Thurn-Hofer und Valsassina) first and then the principles of the Thurn und Taxis. Since 2003 the park of the castle is opened to the public for tours.
From the castle you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the steep cliffs overlooking the sea. In the park there is a Bunker used during the World War II.
The history of the family Thurn und Taxis is related to the management of postal services as this activity practiced in several European countries including Italy, Austria, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands from 1400 onwards for more of 350 years.
With the Duino Castle is related the Legend of the White Lady (La Leggenda della Dama Bianca).
Once upon a time in the Castle of Duino lived an evil knight who despised his wife who was very kind and virtuous lady. Although she loved him so much that forgive him all the offenses and she was hoping to soften his heart with loving words.
From 17 - 31 March: 9.30 - 16.30
From April - 15 October: 9.30 - 17.30
From 15 October - 4 November: 9.30 – 16.00
34011 Duino Aurisina,
☎ +39 040 20 81 20
Web site: Castello Duino
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Map of Duino Castle