Day tour Duino, Grado, 2 UNESCO sites, wine

Panoramic cliff walk. The Duino castle. The sunny Grado. 2 UNESCO sites: Aquileia the 3'rd most important Roman city & the fortified Palmanova city. Wine tasting in a medieval village.

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  • Duration: 10 Hours
  • Moderate
  • Small Groups
    (15 max)
  • Meet on location
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Description

The tour takes you to the very romantic Duino Castle, to the ‘flat-lands’ of the Region north-west of Trieste with the holiday paradise Grado and it’s lagoon. You will also visit two sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Aquileia and Palmanova.  Wine-tasting in one of Italy’s “borghi storici”.

From the beautiful Bay of Sistiana parts, the panoramic cliff walk known as the Rilke Path, dear to the famous poet Rainer Maria Rilke, a regular guest at the Duino Castle. The 1,7 km walk overlooks the turquoise sea. 
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Perched on a rock high above the Gulf of Trieste, Duino Castle is the private residence of the Torre e Tasso Princes, which is the Italian part of the Thurn und Taxis family. From its clifftop location, surrounded by beautiful gardens, it overlooks a small fishing village. The exhibition in the Castle of family correspondence with many of the Royal European families with whom the princes had family ties, is interesting. 

From the ‘hilly’ Duino, we move on to the flatlands beach and lagoon landscape stretching from  Monfalcone  to Venice. Grado is a well-known beach resort and medieval fishing village, on the seafront of its large lagoon. In the old town is the St. Eufemia Basilica dating back to 579. Grado holds the Italian record of having received 31 times the Blue Banner for clean beaches.

Lunch in the old town.

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Across the lagoon is Aquileia. In the 3rd century, it had 300.000 inhabitants and was one of the major Roman cities. All the wine of the Roman soldiers was produced here. In the Santa Maria Assunta Basilica is the biggest preserved Roman mosaics. A short walk to the old port. Aquileia is liste in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was destroyed by Attila and his troops.

Palmanova looks like a snowflake seen from above. It is a fortified city that was much strengthened by Napoleon. Also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Nearby is the romantic medieval village of Clauiano. Wine tasting at a prizewinning, charming producer. 

Transport to Piazza Unità in Trieste where the tour ends.  

We reserve the right to cancel the tour on fixed dates if a sufficient number of participants is not reached. As a custom tour, small numbers of participants is possible.

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

  • Point of departure at 9:00 in sea front side of the historic Café Tommaseo. 
  • 18 km or 24 min drive to Sistiana for the Rilke panoramic cliff walk of 1,7 km. 
  • Grado is 31 km or 35 min drive from the Duino Castle. 
  • From Grado to Aquileia, there is a 11 km 12 min drive. 
  • From Aquileia to Palmanova, another 19 km or 23 min. 
  • Clauiano is 4,5 km or 9 min distant. 
  • 59 km or 52 min to reach the drop off point Piazza Unità in Trieste,

Meeting Points

What’s included

  • Transportation in a minivan, car or bus, depending on the size of the group.
  • Your local friend accompanying the tour.
  • Entrances, lunch, wine tasting.

What’s excluded

  • Eventual transport from the hotel to the pick-up place and from the drop-off place to the hotel.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes.

Important information

  • The tour foresees a 1,7 km panoramic cliff walk, with limited up-and-downs on a stone/rocky surface.

Friendly cancellation & refund policy

Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 7 days notice: 100% charge

Guided Language

  • English

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