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Castle, Melfi

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  • Very nice Castle and very rich in artifacts the Museum. Cost of the ticket. Sarcophagus.
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  • Unfortunately the castles of Frederick II inside are all bare, because plundered by various invaders throughout history. This is one of the most beautiful archaeological museums of Italy but is also a very important historical place because here Frederick II issued the constitutions of Melfi. Beautiful view over the city of Melfi.
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  • The Castle stands on a small hill with its eight towers and defended by a moat and drawbridge. Modest also the Archaeological Museum entrance ticket. Museum exhibits-Armors, jewels etc-exposed in different rooms spread over three floors. Important for art and beauty is the sarcophagus of Rapolla, a sculpture on the lid. It depicts a woman lying down. Much is also the rest of the work. Town uphill/downhill roads feature. Spectacular was a street decked out with colorful umbrellas opened and hanging from side to side of the road.
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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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