A unique experience, discover the secrets of Palazzo Coronini

Mountain stories at Palazzo Coronini. Julius Kugy and women at altitude.

Palazzo Coronini Cronberg 08 June 2024 - 06 January 2025

Why an exhibition about mountains at Palazzo Coronini?

Palazzo Coronini, through its collections and the personalities who have passed through and lived there, can reveal realities seemingly far removed from its nature as an aristocratic residence. In the heart of Gorizia, Palazzo Coronini stands out not only as a treasure chest of art and history but also as a bridge to adventures and worlds that go far beyond its walls. The building that stands in front of the Stables and some documentary evidence preserved in the Coronini family archive have inspired the creation of a journey aimed at telling “our” mountain stories. In February of this year, an important anniversary was celebrated: the eightieth anniversary of the disappearance of Julius Kugy, an extraordinary figure of a mountaineer, botanist, musician, and writer, born in 1858 in one of the buildings inside the Coronini Park, later called Villa Kugy. Visiting the exhibition, you will be immersed in his unique vision of the mountain, you will be able to follow his explorations in the Friulian Alps, discover his multiple passions, and the deep bond with his alpine guides. Simultaneously, the exhibition explores a fascinating and less known narrative: that of women in high altitudes. The theme was suggested by three small photographs capturing Countess Carmen Coronini Cronberg atop the Dolomites in 1909.
Little is known about Carmen’s mountaineering activities, but these shots led us to investigate the endeavors and the role of women in the mountains during Kugy’s contemporary period.
From the first explorers to the porters, you will discover courageous female figures who broke conventions and faced challenging situations, paving the way for future generations of women mountaineers. 
Through a sensory experience made of images, phrases, scents, and sounds, the exhibition proposes a journey to the highlands, perceived not only as geographic sceneries but also as places where the people we will talk about experienced humility, resilience, the art of overcoming their limits, or accepting them with serenity. This exhibition is a tribute to their legacy, an invitation to roam beyond the horizon and to discover, in the heights as well as in the depths of history, the inexhaustible potentials of the human being.

from  8 June 2024

Wednesday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM; 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Closed: Monday and Tuesday

Closed: Christmas, December 31, January 1


Full price: € 5.00
Reduced price : € 2,00
Free: children up to 10 years old, disabled persons

Surcharge for guided tour: € 3.00
(by reservation only for groups of at least 10 people)

Palazzo Coronini Cronberg and exhibition
Full price: € 10,00
Reduced price: € 8,00

By purchasing a ticket to the exhibition, you will be eligible for exclusive offers and/or discounts at:

• Museo Carnico delle Arti popolari Michele Gortani, Tolmezzo
• Museo della Grande Guerra di Timau,
• Alpine Botanical Garden Juliana, Val Trenta

Telecabina del Monte Lussari – Polo montano di Tarvisio, Camporosso (UD)

• Wiener Hause/Old Wild West/Shi’s, piazza c. Battisti 6, Gorizia
• Tobacco Inn, via del Carso 26, Gorizia,
• Kile Alpine Resort, via Saisera 65, Malborghetto Valbruna (UD)
• Rifugio Kugy, via Comici 11, Malborghetto-Valbruna (UD)
• Casa Oberrichter, via Superiore 4, Malborghetto-Valbruna (UD)
• Valbruna INN, Via Alpi Giulie 2, Malborghetto-Valbruna (UD
• Bar Saisera Hutte, via Saisera, Malborghetto-Valbruna (UD)
• Hotel Saisera, via Alpi Giulie 38, Malborghetto-Valbruna (UD)


• Libreria Faidutti, via Oberdan 22, Gorizia.
• K2 Sport, Via Rastello 19, Gorizia.
• 0706 Rebecca Tomasi, atelier e laboratorio pelletteria, Piazza Vittoria 61, Gorizia.
• Il Laboratorio, Piazza Vittoria 43, Gorizia.
• Confezioni Dino, C.so Verdi 35, Gorizia.
• Elite Uomo 1963, C.so Verdi 76, Gorizia.
• Valentinuzzi Giordana, CRAI Valentinuzzi, Piazza E. de Amicis 9, Gorizia.
• YOYO, negozio giocattoli, C.so Italia 74, Gorizia.
• MODEL Pelletterie & Valigeria Gorizia, C.so Italia 50, Gorizia.

Cinema and Entertainment:

• KINEMAX GORIZIA, Piazza Vittoria 41, Gorizia.
• Climbing gym DEŠ – društvo ekstremnih športov,  ulica andreja gabrščka 1, Sempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia.

Please note: each stamped coupon is valid for a single use on one of the listed offers.
The STAMPED COUPON, unless specified otherwise, may be used from June 8, 2024, to January 6, 2025. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers.

Download the pdf of the offers in detail and choose where to use your stamped coupon!

The contents of the exhibition in the Slovenian language.
The contents of the exhibition in 

Palazzo Coronini Cronberg, 
via Coronini 1, 34170, Gorizia.
info@coronini.it, 0481 533485
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