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Duino Castle is one of Friuli's most ancient and famous historical buildings. The older castle, dating back to the eleventh century, is in ruins, while the newer castle, built in the 14th centrury, is inhabited to this day by the Princes Von Thurn and Taxis. Duino is noted for inspiring the poet Rainer Maria Rilke to write his Duino Elegies. Presque Isle is a beautiful 63 feet schooner built in America in the 1920's and currently belonging to Count Filippo Formentini from S. Floriano, Gorizia.