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Duino-Devin

Duino-Devin

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Duino-Devin
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Fabrice Gallina

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Fabrice Gallina

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Fabrice Gallina

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Fabrice Gallina

Duino-Devin
Fabrice Gallina

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Matteo Fabris

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Matteo Fabris

Duino-Devin
Matteo Fabris

Duino-Devin
Matteo Fabris

The ancient fishing village of Duino/Devin Duìn (in dialect triestino Devin in Slovenian and Tybein in German) is located between the southern slope of Monte Ermada/Grmada (323 m.) and the white cliffs that plunge into the Adriatic Sea. Make up this wonderful village the romantic ruins of the old castle, the imposing new castle with its salt, the park, the bunker and the breathtaking panorama. The manor, inhabited by the principles of the tower and the rate can be visited, together with its elegant garden. The suggestive "ulca", the narrow lane that by the Church continues along the walls of the castle surrounded by picturesque houses. Then there is the marina, the islet of Dante, the Bosco della Cernizza/Črničje crossed by trails that lead to the paleontological site and to the source of the River Timavo Timava/. The Monte Ermada with its dolines, caves, the trenches of the first world war and the ruins of Coische/Kohišče is interesting hiking destination. The Natural Reserve of the cliffs of Duino inside which winds the Rilke Promenade, makes this village a tourist destination that remains impressed in the hearts and minds of the visitors. Its development and its history are inextricably linked to those of its two castles, the old castle and new castle, even if the archaeological discoveries have demonstrated the presence of settlements already starting from the late Copper Age. From that time the area has always been inhabited. Is the locality northernmost in the world where there is a Mediterranean climate.

Before the Napoleonic wars (1796) the territory of Duino was part of the Duchy of Carniola. Until 1923 was part, as already previously to the period of membership in the Carniola, of the County of Gorizia and Gradisca under the Austrian domination and of the province of Gorizia in the period immediately following the annexation to Italy. In 1928 the municipality of Duino was dissolved and merged with the municipalities of Aurisina, Malchina, San Pelagio and Slivia, forming the new town of Duino-Aurisina. Since 1982 Duino is the seat of the United World College of the Adriatic, an international school attended by students from 80 different countries: one of 15 present in the world that are part of the organization of the Colleges of the United World.

The small historical center gathered around the castle and the point of arrival of the Trail Rilke, has a semicircular structure, crossed by narrow lanes and by a main street said ulca (i.e. track in Slovenian dialect of the place). The center was in antiquity protected by walls still partly visible. There is the Church of the Holy Spirit of 1591, located in the vicinity of the walls of the castle that was once part of a monastery of served. With the passing of time the locality has developed guidelines toward Trieste and the Friuli, and toward the sea with the locality of Duino Mare, now linked without solution of continuity with the historic center.

In the town and in the territory of Duino is in force for reads the full bilingual Italian/Slovenian.

Village of Duino
Municipality of Duino Aurisina/Občina Devin Nabrežina
Province of Trieste
Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Population: 8.561 (1.993 in the village)
Altitude centre: 144 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Città del vino
Città dell'olio

Protected natural areas:
Duino Cliffs Natural Reserve

Municipality of Duino Aurisina/Občina Devin Nabrežina
Via Aurisina Cave 25 - Duino Aurisina/Občina Devin Nabrežina (TS)
Tel. +39 040 2017111

Pro Loco Mitreo Duino-Aurisina
Tel. +39 348 5166126

Sistiana Infopoint
Via Sistiana 56/B - Duino Aurisina/Občina Devin Nabrežina (TS)
Tel. +39 040 299166
Opening hours:
from April to October, everyday 9.30-13 e 13.30-18.

Turismo FVG

The legend of the ghost of the beautiful White Lady of the castle of Duino

A sad and touching story tells us of a noble lady, in love and faithful, of her consort, evil and jealous, and of a strange white rock

Next or present Events

  • San Rocco
    16-08-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-16 2019-08-16 Europe/Rome San Rocco Duino-Devin

Past Events

  • 07-04-2018
    Expo

  • Sea and Vitovska
    From 15-06-2018
    To 16-06-2018
    Sea and Vitovska
    Feasts

    At the castle of Duino is held the annual appointment with the autochthonous grapes. Friday at 18. Official opening of the event. Almost forty winegrowers propose their wines, while at 18.30 will begin the guided tastings. Saturday at 18. The second day of the event dedicated to the Vitovska.

  • From the cliffs to the beaches, through the Cernizza wood
    17-06-2018
    From the cliffs to the beaches, through the Cernizza wood
    Excursions

    The excursion allows to pass in review a great variety of environments and landscapes between Rilke Trail and the beautiful Devin cliffs, on which overlooks the Cernizza wood, ancient hunting reserve of the princes of Duino. The itinerary leads to the discovery of characteristic species of the karst landscape, the Mediterranean maquis and beautiful views over the gulf in the point of union between the low and muddy coasts of the Italian Adriatic side, and the rocky limestone coast which characterizes the Slovenian and Croatian seaboard of Eastern Adriatic. During the tour it will be possible to admire some peculiar elements and unique to the karst landscape, both from a geological and biological point of view, with the observation of some typical vegetation and fauna of the cliffs and the plateau. Language: Italian and English. Duration: about 3 hours Difficulty: easy for information: +39 040 299264

  • The Carso to peak on the sea: the Rilke Trail
    01-07-2018
    The Carso to peak on the sea: the Rilke Trail
    Excursions

    The excursion along the trail dedicated to the writer and Bohemian poet Rainer Maria Rilke, leads to explore the spectacular route that crosses the Natural Reserve of the cliffs of Duino with a path as simple as panoramic, rich in geological ideas (with the direct observation of the forms of karst area), fauna (absolute protagonist, even if very shy, algiroide magnificent symbol of the reserve, but also the peregrine falcon or the real owl) and vegetational features, extraordinary in every season for the presence of elements of Mediterranean flora, continental and iliric, rich in precious endemic species such as the Fiordaliso del Carso. Will Not Fail some note cultural and historic for framing the most significant elements of the anthropic landscape, as the Castle of the Princes of the tower and the rate or the underlying tourism and Sistiana bay. When done in the evening, the walk will allow you to enjoy the evocative beauty of the sunsets over the sea from a viewpoint of exception. Language: Italian and German. Participation is free thanks to the contribution of the region Friuli Venezia Giulia but reservation is required. Duration: about 2 hours Difficulty: easy for information: +39 040 299264.

  • From the cliffs to the beaches, through the Cernizza wood
    15-07-2018
    From the cliffs to the beaches, through the Cernizza wood
    Excursions

    The excursion allows to pass in review a great variety of environments and landscapes between Rilke Trail and the beautiful Devin cliffs, on which overlooks the Cernizza wood, ancient hunting reserve of the princes of Duino. The itinerary leads to the discovery of characteristic species of the karst landscape, the Mediterranean maquis and beautiful views over the gulf in the point of union between the low and muddy coasts of the Italian Adriatic side, and the rocky limestone coast which characterizes the Slovenian and Croatian seaboard of Eastern Adriatic. During the tour it will be possible to admire some peculiar elements and unique to the karst landscape, both from a geological and biological point of view, with the observation of some typical vegetation and fauna of the cliffs and the plateau. Language: Italian and English. Participation is free thanks to the contribution of the region Friuli Venezia Giulia but reservation is required. Duration: about 3 hours Difficulty: easy for information: +39 040 299264.

  • The Carso to peak on the sea: the Rilke Trail
    05-08-2018
    The Carso to peak on the sea: the Rilke Trail
    Excursions

    The excursion along the trail dedicated to the writer and Bohemian poet Rainer Maria Rilke, leads to explore the spectacular route that crosses the Natural Reserve of the cliffs of Duino with a path as simple as panoramic, rich in geological ideas (with the direct observation of the forms of karst area), fauna (absolute protagonist, even if very shy, algiroide magnificent symbol of the reserve, but also the peregrine falcon or the real owl) and vegetational features, extraordinary in every season for the presence of elements of Mediterranean flora, continental and iliric, rich in precious endemic species such as the Fiordaliso del Carso. Will Not Fail some note cultural and historic for framing the most significant elements of the anthropic landscape, as the Castle of the Princes of the tower and the rate or the underlying tourism and Sistiana bay. When done in the evening, the walk will allow you to enjoy the evocative beauty of the sunsets over the sea from a viewpoint of exception. Language: Italian and German. Participation is free thanks to the contribution of the region Friuli Venezia Giulia but reservation is required. Duration: about 2 hours Difficulty: easy for information: +39 040 299264.

  • Goblers of Stars 2018
    10-08-2018
    Festival

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