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Castello di Duino (Duino Castle)

About Duino Castle

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Duino Castle is a private castle located in the municipality of Duino-Aurisina / Devin-Nabrežina, in the province of Trieste, region Friuli Venezia Giulia.

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).


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.

All the Legend here


Opening Hours

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

Closed: Tuesdays



Castello Duino,

34011 Duino Aurisina,

Trieste, Italy

☎ +39 040 20 81 20

Web site: Castello Duino



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