"Rilke Path" Top 5 Page for this destination Duino by mircaskirca

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Inspiration for Duino Elegies

It was a nice sunny spring day and we were thinking about making a day trip to the coast. But where to, Croatia, Slovenia or Italy? After a short consideration we decided to go to Duino, a little Italian coastal town, less than 1,5 hours drive from Ljubljana. We were going to walk the Rilke path, a footpath that leads above the sea from Duino to Sistiana and offers breathtaking views. One of the many famous guests of Duino Castle was the Prage-born poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who found the inspiration for Duino Elegies during his stay here.

  • Last visit to Duino: Apr 2009
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  • picek's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2011 at 5:40 AM

    Ni idealnejse lokacije za postavitev gradu... visoko nad morjem na skali, zraven pa se bozanska narava in siroki pogledi v neskoncnost - brez dvoma navdihujoce. Fino se bi bilo sprehoditi, navsezadnje ni niti predalec.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    This really does look like an inspiring place! No wonder so many poets and composers came here.

  • Dec 6, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    this is fantastic mira! i had never heard of it! would love to do a walk on this path, and recite poetry with my love. or with you of course. lol ;-P

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Mira, lovely little page about this off the beaten path Italian gem.

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2009 at 2:21 AM

    I have to stroll on that path one day. Ciao!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Did the walk but my tips aren't a patch on yours. Missed the cave also. I'm heading back to Italy next month. Cheers, Ian

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    I always love a good walk along coastlines and your views in this page are spectacular, especially with Castello di Duino and Baia di Sistiana thrown into the mix!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2009 at 7:35 AM

    Oh this was your recent bike trip? This looks sooooo beautiful :-)) Yes, understandable why this location is inspiring for poems :-)) Oh, more :-)) This bay looks soooo beautiful and relaxing.... :-)

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