[Fwd: Sunday 22 July: Special Guided Tour to Duino Castle, Grotta Gigante and Monrupino]
info_pt at ictp.it
Wed Jul 18 11:21:18 CEST 2012
We wish to inform you that we have organized on
Sunday 22 July: Special guided tour in English to
*Duino Castle, the Giant Cave and Monrupino
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE!*
*The /Duino Castle/ *was built in the 14^th century on high cliffs
overlooking the Gulf of Trieste and surrounded by a beautiful park. The
castle is still the home of the Prince della Torre e Tasso and has
hosted many famous visitors and artists over the centuries. One can
admire a large variety of precious furnishings, paintings and historical
documents and the striking panorama from the dining-room terrace.
*The Grotta Gigante or Giant Cave *is considered the _largest tourist
cave in the world_ and is situated on the Triestine Karst (Carso). It
has an enormous hall: 107 meters high, 130 meters long and 65 metres
large. Another feature of the cave is the horizontal pendulum,
constructed by university researchers in order to calculate the
slightest movements of the earth's crust. The cave contains many large
stalactites and stalagmites, many of exceptional beauty.
*Monrupino* is a very interesting, typical village in the karst with a
church on a hill that dominates an enormous panorama and an old
abandoned tabor, or hill fort which was occupied by the templar monks
and the Romans while the first mention of the present church dates back
to 1316. One can view the Italian and Slovenian borders from here.
*The discounted contribution for the guided tour is euro 5,00/person +
euro 10 (total euro 15/head) for the discounted entrance fees to visit
both the Castle and the Giant cave, all to be paid when you get your
ticket at the Info Point, Leonardo Building (8:30 - 16:48).
Deadline for the participation: Friday at 14:00 hrs.
*Seats are limited and will be assigned on a first-come first-served
basis. Wear very comfortable sneakers or rubber soled shoes for the trip
and maybe take a sweat shirt with you to the cave as the temperature
inside is constantly 11°C.
*THE MEETING POINT WITH OUR GUIDE AND COACH IS AT 13:20 hrs. AT THE
GRIGNANO BAY BUS STOP.
RETURN SCHEDULED AT AROUND 20.00 hrs.
Drinks and snacks, etc., at own cost.
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