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Castel del Monte

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Address: Andria, Italy
Phone Number: 0883569997
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An impressive castle, no less, no more...

This is an impressive castle, on top of a hill with a great view. It is a nice place to visit on a nice day when you explore the area. Not sure it is worth a trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
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Haifa
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is an impressive castle, on top of a hill with a great view. It is a nice place to visit on a nice day when you explore the area. Not sure it is worth a trip.

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Built by the important Holy Roman emperor Fredrick II, it is said this was a hunting lodge where he like to falcon. On a nice day, the castle sits beautifully against a blue sky. Inside its pretty sparse, with just a few informational signs and no items from the era. It's a nice drive out.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

In your pocket is the souvenir of the visit. The Castel del Monte is depicted on each Italian issued Euro penny. The 500 year old castle-palace sits atop a small hill. The imposing exterior is of almost gleaming white limestone. There is a modest entry fee and small extra charge for an audio guide. The rooms are numbered out of... More 

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Thank Winnipeg1991
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Woke up early on a saturday morning, the weather was perfect, so I decided to take a short walk by Castel del Monte. The building is one of a kind, very nice. The surroundings are also nice. It is currently undergoing refurbishment, especially the surroundings. Will re-visit if i have the chance.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

greate place! full of secrets and meanings! it impress a lot if visiting you know where to look and how to read all simbols. Much more interesting than trulli. Luckly i had excursion in catsle orginised by archelogist volunteer organization. they are inviting for free excursion right there, but better to know before if they are open and when they... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Located basically in the middle of nowhere, and with no firm understanding of what the purpose was for this castle, it was intruguing to walk around and try to guess. It's located on top of a hill, with lots of strong wind blowing. A must for history buffs, it's from the Norman era and build by Frederick II. Worth a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We went with an expert in architecture and restoration, and he was blown away by this place. The small features like the capitals on the pillars and the use of a rare red breccia to accent doorways were striking. The whole symmetry of the octagonal "everything" (towers, courtyard, etc.) gives the place a unique look. There is a lot more... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very unique place!! The place is fantastic... and also the surrounding area is nice to discover.... the food is amazing.... Don't miss the burrata for any reason.... here they invented it and it's the best ever!!

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Exeter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A shuttle will take you from the highway level to the Castle which runs every 20 minutes or so. Limited parking at restaurant at base of Castle. Short walk may be a challenge for disabled up driveway. Not wheelchair accessible. Washrooms not wheelchair accessible as lift not in operation. Unfurnished this unique structure offer views over the countryside and details... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Very unusual castle located on the top of a hill in Apulia. Being in the middle we have overcome by a feeling of calm and extraordinary admiration for the scenery surrounding it

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