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Walk on Duino Cliffs

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  • Difficulty Level: easy

Meeting at the IAT (Tourist Information and Welcome Point) of Sistiana (SR Costiera, at Sistiana Bay) for a panoramic walk along the trail dedicated to the Bohemian poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), who stayed at Duino Castle and was inspired by this land for his "Duino Elegies".
The very elementary itinerary crosses the Duino Cliffs Regional Nature Reserve, exactly above the spectacular Cliffs overhanging the Gulf of Trieste.
The itinerary, surprising in every season for its colors and the panorama it offers, develops among the Mediterranean maquis and touches several fortifications dating back to World War I and used again during World War II. You can enjoy the view of Sistiana Bay and the overhanging upper coast of Duino where you will notice the ruins of the old castle and the imposing silhouette of the new Castle, still inhabited by the dynasty of Torre and Tasso. In the background you will recognize, towards the horizon, the town of Monfalcone and the mouth of river Isonzo.

The trail is not accessible for people with disabilities, while it is accessible for wheelchairs or prams suitable for dirt roads.
Directions: the meeting points are accessible by public means of transport (urban bus).

You can carry out the itinerary on your own, but it is recommended to use a naturalistic tour guide to appreciate the botanical, naturalistic, and historical features of the environment. Moreover, it is possible to organize a "walk for families" during which it will be possible to carry out workshops suitable for the age of the participants.
Duino Cliffs Nature Reserve suggests, in collaboration with Miramare Marine Protected Area, several thematic naturalistic walks for adults and families all year round.

Rilke autumn
Rilke autumn
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