We will depart from the hotel in a deluxe motorship to reach the Duino Castle. This castle is a 14th century fortification erected on the ruins of a Roman military outpost located in the village of Duino, near Trieste, on the cliffs overlooking the Gulf of Trieste. During the 17th century it began to acquire its status as a cultural and humanistic center, one that it maintains to this day. It has hosted a number of prestigious guests: Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi), the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the Counts of Chambord, Johann Strauss, Franz Liszt, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Gabriele d’Annunzio, Paul Valery or, most important of all, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who composed the first two of his famous “Duino Elegies” while staying at the Castle.
** Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
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