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Castles in
Friuli Venezia Giulia

Visit castles on a journey through history and magic

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Fortifications, towers, feudal lords or stately homes, courtyards and drawing rooms, all that is called to mind by the word castle. No one can contain their excitement upon seeing a castle perched on a peak, and everyone’s imagination is stimulated as they reenact feasts, ladies and squires. Castles in Friuli Venezia Giulia have all this. Explore them!

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Castello di Miramare

The castle stands magnificently over the Gulf of Trieste, perfectly preserved and restored. At its foot, a parterre of perfect geometries leads to the 22-hectare park, the pride, as well as the Castle, of the city of Trieste and its inhabitants.

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Duino Castle

The castle rises above the gulf, and from the tower you can see the sea and the lush greenery surrounding it. It dates back to the 14th century and has always been the home of noble families. Since 2003, it has been open to the public and almost entirely open for tours.


Castello di Buttrio

Among the rolling hills covered with vineyards of the “Friuli Colli Orientali” territory, Buttrio Castle stands out. From here the view of the vineyards and the Friulian plain is spectacular.

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Castello di Ragogna

In the hamlet of St. Peter, atop a rise, towers the recently renovated Ragogna Castle, which can be visited. The fortification can be visited free of charge.


Castello di Spessa

This castle is located right in the middle of the magical Collio area, among harmonious hills and fine vineyards. Since the 1200s, numerous lineages have inhabited it.


Castello di Cordovado

Cordovado is a delightful village that seems to have stopped in medieval times. The fortified village is enclosed by a wall circuit and is protected by a large moat that still exists today.

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Castello di Partistagno

Transiting from Faedis to Attimis, it is impossible not to notice the castle of Partistagno, which towers from its fortress and invites a visit. Abandoned since the 16th century, it recently underwent a massive restoration that restored it to its former glory.

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Castello Ceconi

Ceconi Castle stands in the fairy-tale Ceconi Forest in Pielungo, Arzino Valley, and is a magnificent neo-Gothic manor house with Art Nouveau elements. It is possible to admire it from the park that can be freely accessed.


Castello di Artegna

Artegna Castle is accessible free of charge to anyone who wants to visit it every Saturday, Sunday and holidays in all seasons. The archaeological exhibition and temporary exhibitions are also free of charge.


Valdajer Castle

Valdajer Castle is sure to remain etched in memory. Its yellow color contrasts with the surrounding nature, and the feeling is to catch a glimpse of a small jewel among the mountains.

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The guided tour includes a fascinating 1.3km walking tour inside the mine and lasts about an hour.

This guided tour will take you through its streets, among the ancient excavations of the Roman Forum, the necropolis, the impressive vestiges of its ancient river port and the basilica.

An excursion to discover the territory in areas that are today picturesque and full of vineyards but steeped in many stories to tell: the plain between Gorizia and Gradisca d’Isonzo. Upon returning from the excursion, there will also be an opportunity to taste 4 local wines accompanied by cold cuts and cheeses at the Turus winery.

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