Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese, Monte Sant'Angelo

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  • Not much of a castle, but worth it for the views over the countryside and towards the coast. One or two interesting rooms and some very low ceiling passageways, but not much else.  more »
  • The town is well worth a visit. The views are spectacular! As are the winding streets and vistas of the older parts of the town. The castle / fort must be one of the most spectacular in Europe... well...  more »
  • We visited this marvelous Norman fortress late in the day, so we saw it at dusk and under lights. It is a wonderful site - and it amazed us how they could build such a structure in this location, give...  more »
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  • The castle is well worth a visit, it is very nice and some historical relevance ... unfortunately is immaculately maintained, but on the other hand with a 2 euro I think you already do miracles! For older people is a little bumpy, but would never give up and ask, if you have problems in your legs, service x can climb upstairs.
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  • The castle is very evocative and important historically, located on top of Monte Sant'Angelo, near the sanctuary of San Michele. The beautiful scenery and recommend it to those interested in history to inspect it. Of course we are talking of Puglia. Take off a star because? Only because it seems a work somewhat abandoned ... "left there." If I look at the attention you give to Saint Michael in short in my opinion should be valued more.
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  • A really nice Castle, plus inside there are activities that allow you to better understand the history and many other curiosities, recommended for those who like to visit particular places or simply interested or he likes the story
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  • The castle of Norman Foundation was consolidated during the rule of Frederick II and then in the Spanish era, under the Aragonese.
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  • 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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