Castel del Monte, Andria

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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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  • Very disappointing and a complete waste of time. You can stroll the rooms in 15 minutes. There is nothing to look at. There is no audio guide and only three plaques in English. No information on the.....  more
    Very disappointing and a complete waste of time. You can stroll the rooms in 15 minutes. There is nothing to look at. There is no audio guide and only three plaques in English. No information on the.....  more »
  • Castel del Monte still sits in a remote area of Puglia, accessible by vehicle only. Although the outside is perfectly preserved, the interior has been stripped bare years ago and the rooms are... 
    Castel del Monte still sits in a remote area of Puglia, accessible by vehicle only. Although the outside is perfectly preserved, the interior has been stripped bare years ago and the rooms are...  more »
  • Tip: Learn the history of the castle before visiting or going with a guide. The view of the countryside is stunning. 
    Tip: Learn the history of the castle before visiting or going with a guide. The view of the countryside is stunning.  more »
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  • The castle is beautiful on the outside. The views from the hill are breathtaking. The inside is nothing special - the walls are completely bare, there's literally nothing inside, every single room there looks the same, not everything is available for the public - it isn't worth paying the 7 euro for a ticket to enter.
  • A different kind of castle. Something you might want to check out. We went on a guided tour. But u need to take the bus to reach the castle. Beautiful view .
  • The entrance to the "Castel del Monte" will cost you € 7 both by booking and by purchasing the ticket on the site, but it is better to check availability. Do not try to follow your satellite navigator to the base of the castle but read the road sign , the road is closed for not auhorised people. You need to park at the car park , it will cost 5 € for the car and 7 € for a camper. From there you can walk for about 1 KM or use the shuttle bus for 1 €. Keep in mind that the castle rooms are empty with no furniture and look more or less the same to visit it takes 1 - 1 hour and a half , but is is very nice and is worth the visit .
  • Incredible view from outside, but inside is not so interesting. Tickets are too expensive (7 EUR) for what you can see. Parking near the castle costs 4 EUR.
  • It's a very imposing structure but ultimately our trip there was a little disappointing. It's a popular location so quite busy. There is no parking at the castle and the parking is quite a long distance away. They charge EUR5 to park in a field. There is a shuttle bus you can pay for but they run in a fairly adhoc way so we walked up. The walkway along the busy road is broken up and difficult as there were a lot of visitors. When we did get to the castle it was surrounded by fencing as Gucci (the fashion house) had used the castle for a fashion photo shoot. There were a lot of Gucci marketing types and security in black tee shirts being annoying and arrogant. The entrance fee was reduced ( presumably to compensate for the Gucci issue) but the rooms in the castle are all fairly similar and bare so there isnt a lot to see - you have to imagine the history. We did quite a detour to see this place and on balance it wasn't worth it

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