Duino castle is a castle in Duino, Italy overlooking the Gulf of Trieste. The castle dates back to 1389, when the Wallsee family commanded the construction of a strong fortress. Over time, the Wallsee family disappeared and the castle, after having been used as a prison, became the residence of the Luogar and Hofer. At the end of the 19th century it became the property of Prince Alexander Johann Vincenz Rudolf Hugo Karl Lamoral Eligius von Thurn und Taxis from the Czech branch of the House of Thurn and Taxis. It remains with the family to this day with his great-grandson Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre e Tasso, Duke of Castel Duino the current owner. The castle has been opened to the public as a museum and park.
The writer and poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote the Duino Elegies in the castle while visiting the Princess Marie von Thurn und Taxis (born Princess of Hohenlohe). Rilke subsequently devoted his work to the princess, who was one of his greatest patrons.
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sandpiper (6788) 2012-09-18 4:48
Great view of this ancient castle that would have many interesting tales to tell. Good composition and vista.
Sergiom (62096) 2012-09-18 5:01
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. Le château est parfaitement placé dans l'image et nous permet de voir toute cette mer qui l'entoure. Les couleurs sont magiques.
jga (1062) 2012-09-18 7:37
Beatifull composition with the nice yellow buildings against the blue of the sky and sea. Excellent sharpness and quality.
baclama (18139) 2012-09-18 9:03
quel beau paysage et quelle belle presentation de ce chateau perché et perdu entre ciel et mer..
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-09-18 9:37
Ola Renzo ,
Bom enquadramento da foto com estes castelo nesta arriba com vista para o mar , gostei do contraste do laranja com os tons de azul , bom ponto de visão ,
jhm (140689) 2012-09-21 3:51
You placed it castle wonderful in the corner the gives a lot space about the totally picture
Excellent composition, pleasant colors, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
lestans (17130) 2012-09-22 23:32
POsto meraviglioso, in luce perfetta.