Trieste (Venice), Italy
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Approximately 5 Hours
Meals not included
Visit two enchanting castles set amid splendid Italian-style gardens and sample the local wine.
Perched on a rock high above the Gulf of Trieste, Duino Castle was the private residence of the Princes della Torre e Tasso Duino. It is without a doubt among the most attractive castles in Europe. The castle is dominated by a 16th-century tower. Explore this beautiful castle with your guide and admire the memorabilia collected over the centuries. From the clifftop location, the gardens overlook a small fishing village and out to sea. Romantic avenues of trees are embellished with period statues and panoramic terraces.
Continue to Spessa Castle, dating back to AD 1200 and majestically dominating the hills of Capriva del Friuli, in Gorizia. This castle was previously the residence of the noble lords of Friuli, hosting famous historical characters such as Giacomo Casanova, who stayed in the castle in 1773. An area of the castle is dedicated to the Venetian's stay, exhibiting objects and written texts of that period.
Since the 14th century, Spessa Castle has been producing top-quality wines that are often mentioned in leading international wine guides. You'll visit the prestigious wine cellar for the opportunity to taste red and white wines in a splendid setting. There will be time to visit the wine shop before rejoining your coach.
Please note: This tour is offered for guests continuing their cruise with us and is not available for guests disembarking on this date in Trieste. This tour cannot be combined with Airport or Hotel Transfers.
Tour requires substantial walking on uneven surfaces. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. Minimum age to participate in the wine tasting is 18 years.