Duino is watched over by a castle standing on a high cliff dropping sheer into the sea, which inspired poets and writers, such as D'Annunzio, Twain and Rilke, to whom is dedicated a charming path overlooking the Adriatic, which leads to Sistiana, where there is a beautiful bay with a small harbour.
The castle, inhabited by the Thurn und Taxis princes, can be visited together with its elegant garden.
Actually, the castles are two: the ruins of the older one, which according to tradition is dedicated to the sun god, stand sheer into the sea. Moreover, you will see the legendary Dama Bianca (White Lady), a huge white rock that recalls the story of a chatelaine who killed herself for love.
In this territory you will find the Nature reserve of the Duino Cliffs, with white calcareous edges dropping sheer into the sea. The Reserve, made up of shrubs and maquis, is the ideal place for reptiles and bird nesting.