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Castel del Monte

Andria, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Andria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Situated in very different vegetation to the rest of Puglia , which seems to be a sea of olives! Here the trees that surround the park and Castle are tall Pines.. A quiet and unspoilt area, the Castle suddenly looms up in the midst of all this, perched on a hill. As others have commentated an Octagonal building - totally... More

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Cugnoli, Italy
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45 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The first glimpse of this medieval castle on the hillside is amazing. You pay for parking your car at the bottom of the hill and then take the free shuttle bus. Built by Federico ll it is part of the world heritage and is very unusual in shape as it is octagonal. There are two floors but unfortunately the top... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This castle is the one represented on the Italian 1eurocent coin! It is a unique monument built in a wild, wide land, visible many kilometers before your arrival. Its shape, the way the visitor can go from a room to another inside, the game of lights, its windows and its magnificent colors contribute to the mistery and charm of this... More

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London England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We got there before opening time as you have to park at the bottom of the hill and take a shuttle coach up. (we did walk down - it only took 15-20 minutes and was very enjoyable). By the time we had walked around the outside of the castle, (this is worthwhile as the view is magnificent, but there is... More

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Well worth it, but out of season. This is a major attraction and gets a lot of visitors. It is a lovely space, with great views, but not too many reasons to hang around... So it felt like a bit of a long trek for a short visit. If you are in Trani, then it is close by.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is a delight to visit, mainly because it is so easy to visit. You drive down the road towards the place and, at a certain point, someone tells you which parking lot to use. There the attendant helps you park your car and you pay €5 no matter how many passengers. Then you have the choice of either... More

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Msida, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Make sure that you get a tour with one of the talented guides, who will explain the intriguing history of this castle, as otherwise all you see is just an empty castle. But once you start hearing the facts and hypothesis about this building, you will be truly intrigued

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Omer, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For those travelling along the eastern (Adriatic) coast of Italy, it is well worth a stop to visit Castel de Monte (exit A14 motorway at Andria-Barletta).The castle has eight towers which form a unique octoganonal shape and is located on top of a hill, that gives you 360 degrees of panoramic views of all the surrounding area, as far as... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have seen articles about this place for dome time and was very curios about the place. A mystery story and background and it looked amazing as well all that was fulfilled, very nice, some sort of blend between the Arab world and the Western. Vary nice building, interesting, nice spot st stop at.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great historic site in the south east of Italy. After a short drive through olive trees you'll find a medieval castle on a small hill. It's definitely worth a visit!

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