Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese, Monte Sant'Angelo

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4.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese is located in Monte Sant'Angelo. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Monte Sant'Angelo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A rather gloomy day I decided to go and see this little town which I had heard. After a rather circuitous route, since I came from Rodi Garganico, I arrived in Monte Sant'Angelo. As soon as you arrive in the Centre what strikes you is the Norman castle. Perched on the highest point of the country with that massive wall from which emerge the two Conic towers and the pentagonal tower. From there you can enjoy a wonderful view towards the Umbra Forest and overlooking the sanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel with the cave of the apparition and the statue of the Archangel work of Sansovino. A small tip to do the whole tour very nice Avenue at least a day. Going South-East a beautiful terrace overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Manfredonia. Spend a day in Monte Sant'Angelo! It's worth it!
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  • The scenic drive and the views alone would make this a destination. Throw In that it has history from the 6th century and a dominating strategic fortress from the Crusades and the history buff in me i...  read more »
  • Worth a visit, we were here in September and there was a lack of interpretation - TV screens in place but not working and very little other information. However the stones do speak for themselves. It ...  read more »
  • The first documents we have on this castle date from 837-838 with bear the Bishop of Benevento, who initiated its construction. His fame, however, due to the Normans with Robert Guiscard, count of Aversa, Rainulf and he did gird the city walls and rebuild the great defensive Tower called the Giants 18 metres and 3 metres high with thick walls. Passed to the Swabians, Frederick II made him extend and here he live his mistress Bianca Lancia showdown in Turin, whom he married on his deathbed, so strong his love for her. Thanks to this the son born by their love, could aspire to the throne of Sicily (in fact legend has it Manfredi was born in this castle, but this is only a legend, there is no evidence). The Castle continued to prosper under the Aragonese and Abdul and was visited by Kings and Queens, Ferdinand II of Aragon the assaulted without success (conquered the city but not the Castle) in Swabian-Angevin and war was the birthplace of Carlo III of Durazzo, King of Naples and perhaps right Castle killed Joan I of Naples. The castle is definitely worth visiting because the cooperative managing it and it did revive, cure it in its entirety and finally the castle is returning to its former glory (of course as much as possible), but as in many historical places in Monte Sant'Angelo scoundrels have created false historical restorations on many points and defaced hopelessly large areas inside and outside. The blame for this is not the guys who work there, indeed they are thanked for having avoided the worst in a country where cultural goods are not protected but ruined. To visit, you'll find almost always open and the ticket price is negligible, the visit is worth every penny you spend! Remember that in this castle we are sovereign States as Robert Guiscard (although there was still the Kingdom of Sicily), Federico II, Manfredi, Charles of Anjou, Ferdinand of Aragon, Joan I, Charles III etc.. etc.. etc ... you want even more reasons to visit?
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  • Lovely and quaint!
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