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Castel del Monte
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Castel del Monte was built in the latter half of the 12th century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. At this time his realm stretched across much of southern Italy, and he was also responsible for the Castello Normanno-Svevo in Bari, the region’s biggest city, as well as a series of hunting lodges across his domain.

Sitting on a remote hillock among endless undulating plains, Castel del Monte is regarded as a masterpiece of medieval architecture, taking its influences from both Classical and Islamic building styles. Perfectly octagonal in shape, it is constructed around a courtyard and boasts a series of octagonal towers. Internally, it comprises two stories containing eight rooms in each, and although the rich furnishings and much of the decoration are long gone, the marble moldings around the great entrance doorway and the lack of fortifications suggest that the castle may have been a private residence rather than for military purposes. With the demise of the Sicilian empire, the castle was abandoned, and by the 16th century had fallen into disrepair; over the centuries it has been used variously as a prison, a refuge from plague and a hang out for bandits. Today it stands empty and proud, a monument to the political and cultural flowering that saw southern Italy come to prominence in the Middle Ages. 

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The castle is located in Andria, near Bari. From here, follow the SS170 for 11 miles (18 km). The site is open daily. From April through September, it is open from 10:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., and from October through March it is open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission costs €5 for adults, €2.50 for students and is free for those under 18.
Address: Andria, Italy
Hours: Daily Apr–Sept 10:15am–7:45pm; Oct–March 9am–6.30pm
Admission: Adult: €5, Students: €2.50, Under 18 free
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Walking tour Castel del Monte Unesco site

With our walking tour at the Castel del Monte you will visit it with a local guide who will reveal the secrets of the place and tell you about the life of Federico II, the Emperor and the holy Roman empire.
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Private Tour: Castel del Monte 2-Hour Guided Tour

The Castel del Monte, a 13th-century castle known for its octagonal shape and its eight towers, is one of the most important medieval landmarks in southern Italy. On this private tour of the castle, you’ll admire its exterior, discover its interior (entry own expense), and learn all about its colorful history from your guide. Pick your own departure time to suit your schedule, and get up close and personal with the UNESCO-listed site.
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The mysterious Castel del Monte

The historical context of the Castle in an analysis not only of the latter but also of the surrounding area.
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Castel del Monte private two-hour guided tour

Castel del Monte was built on top of a hill where you can see a good part of the Puglia region.Castel del Monte is certainly the most important building that has left the Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen of Swabia, full of mysteries not fully revealed.In 1996 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage for the perfection of its shape and the harmonious union of cultural elements from Northern Europe, the Islamic world and classical antiquity and because it represented the personality of its creator Frederick II Hohenstaufen.The tour you will discover the exteriors and the interiors of the 'castle' and describe the secrets of the historical context in which it was built
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Castel del Monte half-day tour from Bari!

The guide will pick you up from the port of Bari, the airport, ANY hotel in Bari or its surroundings and bring you to Castel del Monte.Castel del Monte was built on top of the hill. It is certainly the most important building that has left the Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen of Swabia, full of mysteries not fully revealed.In 1996 it was declared to UNESCO World Heritage for the perfection of its shape and the harmonious union of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Islamic world and classical antiquityThe tour you will discover the interiors of the castle and describe the secrets of the historical context in which it was built.At the end of the tour you will be given enough time to take pictures, have lunch or dinner or just relax in the green surrounding the castle.
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The Charm and Mystery of Castel del Monte 2-Hour Guided Tour

Get up close and personal with one of southern Italy’s most significant medieval landmarks on this in-depth tour of the Castel del Monte in Puglia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 13th-century hilltop castle is renowned for its unique octagonal construction and fusion of different architectural traditions. In the company of your guide, explore inside and out, admire views overlooking the countryside, and learn all about its unusual history.
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Tour with transfer Trani to Castel del Monte

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Castel del Monte, between wonder and mistery

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excursion, trekking to Castel del Monte

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Castles of Puglia Day Trip from Bari

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Puglia Full-Day Tour: Bari, Trulli of Alberobello, Castel del Monte and Sassi of Matera

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TRANI and Castel Del Monte UNESCO from your accomodation

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Trani, Wine Tasting, and Castel Del Monte tour from Bari or Ostuni

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Tour with transfer from Bari to Trani & Castel del Monte

Our tour with transfer allows you to visit with a tour guide both Trani and Monte del monte in one day moving from Bari comfortably by minivan
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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TOUR OF CASTEL DEL MONTE, TRANI NE MOLFETTA

Our unique tours because in addition to discovering the wonders of Puglia, they give you the opportunity to experience all the experiences that characterize the places you visit, try the most authentic flavors.
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Olive Oil Harvest and FarmStay in Puglia

Guests will have the rare opportunity to take part in Puglia’s traditional olive harvesting practices. On organic, family-run olive farms, guests will participate in all parts of production, from harvesting and milling to pressing and bottling. You’ll learn how to taste olive oil and how climate, soil, varietals, and processing methods contribute to unique flavor profiles.Once the olive oil has been produced, it’s time to use it! Especially Puglia’s cooking classes will teach you how to prepare authentic Pugliese feasts to delight your friends back home. Local chefs will lead the group through every step, from selecting the perfect produce and understanding regional food pairings and techniques, to canning and preserving freshly harvested fruits and vegetables.Guests will stay in masserie, authentic fortified farmhouses, updated with modern comforts and amenities, on traditional farms producing olive oil, wine, fruits, and vegetables.
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8-day Apulia and Calabria from Rome

Discover from Rome two of the most authentic and genunine region of Italiy with their colour, tradition and food: Apulia and Calabria.You will visit first Lecce and its barroque style, the microregion of Salento, Alberobello and the Trulli, Bari, Castel del Monte and via Matera, the city of the Sassi you will arrive to Calabria. Visit of beautiful towns such as Reggio and Cosenza and amazing beaches including Tropea, Le Castella and Praia. On the way back to Rome, visit of Salerno.
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Two world heritage places of South Italy

The breathtaking landscape of a road that, passing through the Alta Murgia National Park, arrives first in Altamura and then in Matera.The opportunity to visit, on the same day, two places in Southern Italy declared World Heritage Site, conveniently accompanied and guided by an official guide.
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Alberobello and Castel del Monte Private Day Tour from Rome

Alberobello, in the region of Puglia in Southern Italy, is a strange and picturesque destination, which is becoming an important fixture on travel itineraries, as well as independent travelers. The small town has been included in the UNESCO world heritage site. Looking like igloos, constructed out of pure stone, the beehive-shape structures, have origins that dates back to the 15th century and maybe older. You can not find trulli nowhere else in the world When the Emperor Frederick II built this castle near Bari in the 13th century, he imbued it with symbolic significance, as reflected in the location, the mathematical and astronomical precision of the layout and the perfectly regular shape. A piece of medieval military architecture, the Islamic and the European Cistercian Gothic.
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Castel del Monte Private Guide: Crown of Italy, unique for its octagonal shape

Castel del Monte is the most important medieval building in southern Italy, built by Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen. It has a very unique shape with 8 sides and 8 octagonal towers. Obviously it was not a castle, but ... Discover with us!Highlights: Discover the most important medieval monument in southern Italy built by Emperor Frederick II HohenstaufenCastel del Monte was not a medieval castle as you think ... discover the latest hypotheses and why it was built in an octagonal shapeView from the top of the hill where there is Castel del Monte, a wonderful landscape of the Alta Murgia National ParkEnter and discover all the rooms and the details with the guide
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