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Rilke trail

Frazione Duino, 19, 34011 Duino TS, Italy

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About Rilke trail

The Rilke path is a scenic walk that runs alongside the Duino Cliffs Nature Reserve.  The Rilke path connects the localities of Duino and Sistiana, both in the municipality of Duino-Aurisina, in the province of Trieste, and is named after Rainer Maria Rilke. The Prague poet found inspiration there for his Duino Elegies at the time he lived, in the early twentieth century , as a guest of the castle of the princes Thurn und Taxis.

Attractions near Rilke trail

Castello di Duino0.82km from Rilke trail

The Duino Castle is located in the municipality of Duino-Aurisina, in the province of Trieste.  Owned for over 420 years by the Della Torre family, branch Della Torre di Valsassina first and then by the Dukes of Torre and Tasso. Since 2003 it has been - together with its park - open to the public.  From the manor, you can enjoy a vast panorama of the steep rocky walls overlooking the sea. In the park, there is a bunker used during the Second World War.

Sistiana Bay1.26km from Rilke trail

Sistiana is a fraction of the scattered municipality of Duino-Aurisina, in the Julian Inter-municipal Territorial Union. It develops on the north-west/south-east route, along the Strada Statale 14 Della Venezia Giulia, about 70 m above sea level. An important road junction for the province, it is also a well-equipped tourist center. The name is derived from the Latin Sextilianum, which may represent the first Roman settlement in the region of Trieste. A Roman villa has been discovered nearby, an

Timavo5.99km from Rilke trail

The Timavo is a river that flows between Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy.  It was born in Croatia from a Valchiusan spring on Monte Nevoso and precisely from the Turkove škulje peak, just a couple of kilometers from the border with Slovenia. It then flows into Val Malacca, in the Litoraneo Montana County of Croatia; on its way it crosses the Karst for almost ninety kilometers and finally flows into the sea near San Giovanni di Duino, in the province of Trieste.

The regional nature reserve of the Isonzo mouth is a protected natural area of Friuli-Venezia Giulia established in 1996. The reserve, which occupies an area of ​​2,338 hectares on land plus 1,154 hectares in water, protects the lagoon area at the mouth of the Isonzo river in the province of Gorizia.  The mouth of the Isonzo, as well as the totality of the marshy wetlands of the lower Friuli area, were completely eliminated, only in 1976 did they begin to think about possible restoration.

Miramare Castle10.84km from Rilke trail

The Miramare Castle is a historical building and museum Trieste. The complex, surrounded by a large park, was originally built between 1856 and 1860 in the locality of the same name as the home of Maximilian of Habsburg-Lorraine, Archduke of Austria and later Emperor of Mexico, and of his consort Charlotte of Belgium.  Castle and park are one of the Italian state museums, which in 2016 was granted special autonomy by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.

The Valle Cavanata nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Grado, in the province of Gorizia. It is located in Fossalon and is spread over 341 hectares, of which 67 by the sea. Established in 1996, it is part of the regional nature reserves of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.  It is a former fishing valley that has been abandoned for many decades and has therefore taken on the appearance of a typical lagoon area. It is protected as a "Ramsar" area.

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Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by high mountains, enclosing many different landscapes. The great variety of landscapes matches the rich and variegated cultural heritage that was determined by a complex history and by the confluence of different civilizations in this territory.