Nestled in the narrow northeast strip of Italy, and close to the borders of Slovenia and Croatia, Duino offers stunning panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea.  Nearby Trieste, reachable from Duino by bus, boasts a vibrant cultural and culinary scene.  Take a sunset stroll on the Rilke Path, named for the famed poet who spent time in Duino, which hugs the dramatic cliffed shoreline.  Venice is reachable by train for a day-off excursion.