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Devin Nabrežina
Comune di Duino Aurisina / Občina Devin-Nabrežina
Duino castle.jpg
Coat of arms of Duino-Aurisina
Coat of arms
Duino-Aurisina is located in Italy
Location of Duino-Aurisina in Italy
Coordinates: 45°44′N 13°45′E / 45.733°N 13.750°E / 45.733; 13.750Coordinates: 45°44′N 13°45′E / 45.733°N 13.750°E / 45.733; 13.750
Country Italy
Region Friuli – Venezia Giulia
Province Trieste (TS)
Frazioni See list
 • Mayor Vladimir Kukanja (Centre-Left)
 • Total 45.17 km2 (17.44 sq mi)
Elevation 144 m (472 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)
 • Total 8,733
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym Duinati (Devinčani), Aurisiniani (Nabrežinci)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 34011
Dialing code 040
Patron saint Saint Roch
Saint day 16 August
Website Official website
Fauntain and castle Duino
Peninsula near castle Duino

Duino-Aurisina (Slovene: Devin-Nabrežina, German: Tybein-Nabreschin) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Trieste in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Lying near the border with Slovenia, it has a substantial Slovene population. It is named by the two major settlements, Duino (Devin) and Aurisina (Nabrežina).


The town lies on the Adriatic coast about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Trieste, on the border with Slovenia.

Duino-Aurisina borders the following municipalities: Komen (Slovenia), Doberdò del Lago, Monfalcone, Sežana (Slovenia), Sgonico, Trieste.

Famous residents[edit]

Slovene writer Alojz Rebula was born in San Pelagio, while the Slovene poet Igo Gruden was born in Aurisina. The Slovenian economist Ivan Ples was born in Duino, where the composer Andrej Volarič also lived.

The poet Rainer Maria Rilke began his Duino Elegies while staying at Duino castle in 1912.

The physicist Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann spent his last year, 1906 in Duino.


The municipality of Duino-Aurisina contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets). This list shows Italian names with Slovene names in brackets: Aurisina (until the rise of fascism Nabresina) (Nabrežina), Ceroglie (Cerovlje), Duino (Devin), Malchina (Mavhinje), Medeazza (Medja vas), Precenico (Prečnik), Prepotto (Praprot), San Pelagio (Šempolaj), San Giovanni di Duino (Štivan), Sistiana (Sesljan), Slivia (Slivno), Ternova Piccola (Trnovca), Villaggio del Pescatore (Ribiško naselje), Visogliano (Vižovlje), Aurisina S. Croce (Nabrežina Križ), Aurisina Cave (Nabrežina Kamnolomi), Aurisina Stazione (Nabrežina Postaja) and Aurisina Centro (Nabrežina).

Demographic evolution[edit]

As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 8,815 and an area of 45.2 km². According to the 1971 census, 37,5% of the population (mainly in and around Aurisina) belongs to the Slovene ethnic group and about 60% to the Italian ethnic group (mainly in Duino and Sistiana) [1]

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

Media related to Duino-Aurisina at Wikimedia Commons