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Castle, Melfi
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  • Beautiful castle, dominates the town of Melfi, externally is very nice, it houses an exhibition on exhibits lucani. On the ground floor there is the sarcophagus of Rapolla very nice. Even good rooms with a ceiling. I recommend you go for a visit.
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  • The castle of Melfi, built by William of the Principate in the 11th century on the ruins of an earlier Castle dominates with its imposing both the old town and the new residential area. Still has the walls shook, a compact defense and impassable, around the village at the time. Consists of ten towers of which seven rectangular and three pentagonal. Having reported several construction phases over time, presents a multi-style architectural form, although he kept his looks purely medieval. The Interior, though transformed by Doria, between the 16th and 18th century in a baronial Palace, still retains some structural traits in Norman-Swabian style. Today it houses the Museo Nazionale del Melfese presenting the important archaeological record found in the Vulture. Among other worthy of mention for its historical importance the so-called "Hall of Bowls", where were proclaimed the constitutions of Melfi. Charming outdoor night vision Illuminators.
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  • I must say that beauty is external, its panoramic position and Majesty are impressive. I recommend a walk in the early morning or in the evening to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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  • Norman castle, one of the first feuds Normans in Italy and their capital. From here the famous Federico II issued constitutions of Melfi. With the Norman history and 2.50 you can also visit the Museum which is in the Castle. A place to visit absolutely!
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  • The castle of Frederick II, from which the Emperor issued the famous edict of Melfi, the constitutions of Melfi, also known as Liber Augustalis, which constitute the pinnacle of culture of Frederick II of Swabia, is one of the castles, kept everyone in excellent condition, which the Emperor had built in the territories of southern Italy, such as the castle of nearby Venosa (city of Horatio Flaccus) Castel del Monte (in Andria, Apulia), Barletta, Bari and others. The historic center of Melfi and the Castle are home of the festivities of Frederick II about historical parades and to falconry (favorite art by Emperor Frederick II), with epilogue in the Castle, such as unparalleled scenery, on the last Sunday in October. Not to be missed!
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  • "Castle, really impressive but largely closed (deadline April 2017, it seems), including the throne room. Remain open, the archaeological museum, based on the finds of Roman tombs and Roman times.
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  • The entrance is cheap, I think about 2.5 €. Inside the castle there is an archaeological museum
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  • One of the most beautiful medieval castles, across the Italian peninsula, is one of the most important. Influenced architectural level basically from 3 different peoples: the Normans-Staufer (Swabians)-Angevin. Gorgeous to behold, also from the castle there is a fantastic view of the city! Highly recommended if you are in the area!
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