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Castel del Monte

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Address: Andria, Italy
Phone Number: 0883569997
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Winnipeg1991
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Kenneth F
Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank temashana
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank rondi3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!!

Thank DomTorontoCanada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank ExeterPaulC
Kiev, Ukraine
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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

Thank AnnaKiev
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The castle is accessed from the car park by shuttle bus ("navetta"). The castle looks good because it has been cleaned as part of a restoration. Its purpose and location are bit of a mystery but it is an interesting structure all the same - the ground plan is an octagonal courtyard surrounded by trapezoidal rooms each of which has... More 

Thank LightAleCavalier
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I love castles, but found this the most boring castle possible. No beautiful gardens, no interesting artworks, just a symmetrical octagonal castle built by Frederick 2nd, a guy who perhaps had too much money and decided to create this pile. There were so many bus loads of people ( you pay for parking, to be bused up to the castle... More 

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