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Gorizia Castle

36, Localita, 34170, Borgo Castello, 34170 Gorizia GO, Italy

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About Gorizia Castle

The castle of Gorizia is a fortification dating back to the 11th century built on the hill which dominates the city from which it takes its name. The construction of the castle of Gorizia dates back to around 1001, the year in which the title of Count of Gorizia appears for the first time, combined with Henry IV of Spanheim, which presupposes the presence of a fortification on the spot. The castle now houses the Museum of the Gorizia Middle Ages.

Attractions near Gorizia Castle

Sabotin4.91km from Gorizia Castle

Sabotin mountain that overlooks Gorizia, Nova Gorica, and Solkan on the border between Slovenia and Italy. At its foot is the Solkan Bridge that spans the Soča River. Sabotin represented an important point of the defense defending Gorizia during the Soča / Isonzo offenses. It was defended by the 58th Austro-Hungarian Division. Pietro Badoglio assigned General Giuseppe Venturi's 45th division to capture Sabotin at the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo.

Military memorial of Redipuglia15.11km from Gorizia Castle

The military shrine of Redipuglia is a monumental military cemetery located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in Redipuglia. It was built in the Fascist era. Inaugurated by the Duce, Mussolini, on 18 September 1938. It contains the remains of over 100,000 Italian soldiers who died during the First World War. It is the fulcrum of a commemorative park of over 100 hectares which includes a part of the Gorizia - Monfalconese Karst with the enormous size of the area involved that make it the largest militar

Timavo17.7km from Gorizia Castle

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.

Santuario di Castelmonte/Madone di Mont18.6km from Gorizia Castle

The sanctuary of the Beata Vergine di Castelmonte is located in Castelmonte, a hamlet of Prepotto. It rises 618 but close to the Julian Alps, 7 km from Cividale del Friuli.  According to a reliable tradition, the place where the sanctuary stands, due to its dominant position between the Natisone and Judrio valleys, was the seat of a Roman garrison in defense of the city of Forum Iulii.

Rilke trail19.19km from Gorizia Castle

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.

Castello di Duino19.26km from Gorizia Castle

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.

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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.