In the surroundings of Lignano...

Marano Lagunare Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Elevation: 2 m a.s.l.
Area: 90,26 km²
Population: 2007 (as of April, 2007)
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Gentilic: Maranesi
Patron: San Martino
Patron-Day: November 11
The small town of Marano Lagunare is easily reachable from Lignano Sabbiadoro by sea and it is a required excursion. Different motorboats make daily trips from Lignano to Marano, to explore the city, the wonderful lagoon and the typical flavours of t... Details
Collio At the eastern edge of the region, in the province of Gorizia and at the border with Slovenia, Collio is an area of ​​production of fine wines to which, among the first in Italy, has been recognized since 1968 the Denomination of Origin controlled (DOC). Friuli is famous for its excellent wines, known and exported in all over the world and, in fact, it speaks in general of Vineyard Friuli, in which there are different characteristic zones. Even tourists that stay in Lignano, taste the typical wines... Details
Gemona Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Elevation: 272 m a.s.l.
Area: 56,21 km²
Population: 11.241 (as of December, 2010)
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Gentilic: Gemonesi
Patron: Sant'Antonio
Patron-Day: June 13
Gemona del Friuli rises on the mountainside of Prealpi Giulie and its country offers tourists the chance to make many excursions in the nature, as well as visits to nearby towns and villages. Gemona has a very ancient history, even if it is not poss... Details
San Daniele del Friuli Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Elevation: 252 m a.s.l.
Area: 34,69 km²
Population: 8.206 (as of February 2011)
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Gentilic: Sandanielesi
Patron: San Michele Arcangelo e San Daniele Profeta
Patron-Day: August 28
San Daniele del Friuli is located at the top of a hill near the Alpine foothills, in the middle of Friuli, a position from which it dominates the surrounding plain. The city is compact and it is part of the Slow Cities, that is, those cities that com... Details
Gorizia Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Elevation: 84 m a.s.l.
Area: 41,1 km²
Population: 35.868 (as of July 2010)
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Gentilic: Goriziani
Patron: Saints Ilario and Taziano
Patron-Day: March 16
In Gorizia you can breathe the typical atmosphere of a border town: in Piazza Transalpina, up to 2004 physically divided by a wall, you can stroll with a foot in Italy and the other in Slovenia. Gorizia is the meeting point of two world, the Latin an... Details
Venzone Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Elevation: 230 m a.s.l.
Area: 54,58 km²
Population: 2.217 (as of February, 2011)
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Gentilic: Venzonesi
Patron: St Andrew
Patron-Day: November 30
Venzone is a town in Friuli Venezia Giulia, who owes its fortune to the favourable geographic location: an obligatory point of passage from the time of Celtic (500 BC). These are then followed by the Romans, who made of Venzone their city along the... Details
Duino Castle Duino Castle has an ancient and noble history: erected in 1300 on the ruins of a Roman outpost, it is today inhabited by the Princes of Thurn und Taxis. The castle is linked to the tragic legend of the White Lady.

Open every day except Tuesday
From 13 March to end March: from 9.30 to 16.00
From April to September: 9:30 to 17:30
Before mid-October: 9:30 to 17:00
Second mid-October: 9:30 to 16:00
During winter open only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9:30 to 16:00

Closed December 25 and January 1.

For info: visite@castellodiduino.it - Tel .: +39 040 208120

Old Castle: by appointment
Duino Castle is located few kilometres from Trieste and it stands on a steep spur of rock overlooking the sea. From this place you enjoy a wonderful view on the Gulf and its park with the bunker from the Second World War and the Maria Rilke path allo... Details
Aquileia Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
Elevation: 5 m a.s.l.
Area: 36,84 km2
Population: 3.503 (as of June, 2009)
Gentilic: Aquileiesi
Patron: Saints Ermacora and Fortunato
Patron-Day: July, 12
Aquileia was founded as military colony by Romans in 181 BC to counter the advance of barbarian people. Soon the city became an important starting point for expeditions and military conquests, in addition to become an important trade centre. Under th... Details
Concordia Sagittaria Region: Veneto
Elevation: 4 m a.s.l.
Area: 68,38 km2
Population: 10.725 (as of February 2011)
Gentilic: concordiesi
Patron: St. Stephen
Patron-Day: August, 3
Concordia Sagittaria was built in 42 BC by Romans as Iulia Concordia, where Via Annia and Via Postumia crossed each other. Quickly became a Roman town of great value, becoming between the III and II century AC a sort of military town. In this period... Details
Villa Manin Venetian Villa located in Passariano of Codroipo (Udine province).
Family residence of the last Doge of the Venetian Republic, now houses several exhibition of painting of great value and in its large park take place concerts of great artists during the summer season.
Villa Manin is an architectural complex built by the Manin family in the sixteenth century to celebrate the power and the richness of the House. The work of Ludovico Manin in the seventeenth century makes the villa an integral part of the surrounding... Details
Viale Miramare
Phone +39 040 224143 - Fax +39 040 224220
9 am - 7 pm
every day throughout the year (ticket office closes at 6.30 pm)
Closed 25 December 1 January
From November to February, from 4 pm and in March and October, from 5 pm, the Castle can be reached only through the main entrance (sea front – “Viale Miramare”).
April, May and September 8 am – 6 pm
March and October 8 am – 5 pm
November and December 8 am – 3 pm
January and February 8 am – 4 pm
June, July and August 8 am – 7 pm
Closed 25 December 1 January
Miramare Castle is a charming place that extends on the sea just outside Trieste, behind which develops a fine park gardens with trees and plants coming from all over the world. The castle strikes for its elegance and whiteness, that stands out wit... Details
Venice Region: Veneto
Elevation: 2,54 m a.s.l.
Area: 414,57 km²
Population: 270.851 (as of Febraury, 2011)
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Gentilic: Veneziani
Patron: St. Mark the Evangelist
Patron-Day: April 25
Venice is the main city of Veneto and of North-east Italy, chief town of the homonymous province of the region Veneto. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is located, together with many small islands, in the lagoon of Venice, in... Details
Trieste Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Elevation: 2 m a.s.l.
Area: 84 km²
Population: 208.815 (as of April, 2011)
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Gentilic: Triestini
Patron: San Giusto
Patron-Day: November 3
Trieste is chief town of the omonymous province and of the autonomous region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The city is located in the far north-eastern Italy, near the border with Slovenia, in the northernmost part of the Adriatic Sea and it overlook the... Details
Udine Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Elevation: 113 m a.s.l.
Area: 56,81 km²
Population: 99.723 (as of February, 2011)
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Gentilic: Udinesi
Patron: Sts. Ermacoras and Fortunatus
Patron-Day: July 12
Udine is chief town of the homonymous province and it is considered the today chief town of the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The city is located at the centre of the region and it is, as the crow flies, about 20 km from Slovenia and about 54 km fro... Details
Palmanova Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Elevation: 27 m a.s.l.
Area: 13,32 km²
Population: 5.396 (as of March, 2009)
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Gentilic: Palmarini
Patron: St. Justina of Padua
Patron-Day: October 7
The situation of the region, after the loss of Gradisca in 1511, was characterized by a series of borders named "Leopard skin", where enclaves of Venetian Republic were in the territories of Austria and imperial possessions were in Venetian territori... Details
Cividale del Friuli Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Elevation: 135 m a.s.l.
Area: 50,45 km²
Population: 11.632 (as of January, 2011)
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Gentilic: Cividalesi
Patron: San Donato
Patron-Day: August, 21
Between 56 BC and 50 BC, thanks to the initiative of Julius Caesar, Romans created a town, Forum Iulii, from which took the name the entire region Friuli. The Roman walls are at the basis of the Venetian walls still exist. In the fifth century AD, a... Details