Protected as a World Heritage site, the image of Castel del Monte appears on the Italian version of the one-cent euro coin. When the castle was built in the 13th century, the fertile region would have made a comfortable lodge for emperors. However, the structure was most likely used as a citadel. The interior has been looted and vandalized, and some of the marble columns and other features ended up in the Bourbon family's royal houses. You can visit the wineries in the wine country around the castle, which produces limited-production barrels of Riserva. Use our Andria tour itinerary planner to add Castel del Monte and other attractions to your Andria vacation plans.
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  • Amazing site full of mystery. According to some authoritative sources Frederick II never set foot in the Castle, and the castle's nature remains unknown. Extraordinary location.
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  • This castle was built by Frederick II an intriguing monarch. He had some peculiar beliefs and this castle exemplifies his obsession with the number eight, possibly because when written on its side it ...  more »
  • deserves to be a unesco world heritage site, you see him in the distance because it placed on the hill that say you cannot miss a treat
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  • A Unesco World Heritage site. Worth a visit and well worth booking an English speaking guide. You can easily self guide but the information is not as good and for that alone I'm giving 4 stars intead of 5. View from the top is fantastic.
  • Castel del Monte was cloaked in clouds when we arrived. Very fittingly, that we found this Unesco World Heritage castle, built by Frederick II in 1240, veiled in mist, since the function of this beautiful octagonal structure is also clouded by history. Was it a defensive castle or a splendid hunting lodge? We’re still not sure after a visit. And thus the 7€ admission won’t buy you more than a stroll trough austere, empty rooms. Worth a visit, but no need to go inside.
  • It's marvelous. The castle of Federico II. Stupor Mundi
  • Spectacular castle with a history entwined in magic - pretty cool! However, the EUR 10 admission is kinda steep..
  • Very nice from outside! Parking place with free of charge or just let the tip to the guard guy.

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