Andria: Castel Del Monte 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

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Andria: Castel Del Monte 1.5-Hour Guided Tour


From US$ 86.16 per group up to 2

Immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere of Castel Del Monte on a 1.5-hour walking tour of the hills and fort near Andria and learn more about the Murgia National Park and the history of Frederick of Swabia, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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  • Explore the octagonal fortress of Castel del Monte in the mountains of Adria
  • Learn about the humanist Emperor Frederick II
  • Immerse yourself in a medieval atmosphere
  • Get panoramic views of the olive trees and rocky peaks of the surrounding countryside
  • See a harmonious blend of Islamic, Romanesque and Gothic influences
Full description
Go on a journey through the history of Puglia on a 1.5-hour guided tour of Castel del Monte in the hills of Andria and discover a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meet your guide at the castle entrance, 36 miles (60 kilometers) from Bari. Explore the castle grounds and walk around the outside of the mountain fortress while your guide describes its history. It was first recorded as the Castellum Del Monte in 1223, and built by the humanist Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen. A unique piece of medieval military architecture, Frederick imbued the castle with symbolic significance, defined by the laws of math and astronomy. Soaring 1,770 feet (540 meters) above sea level, in the heart of the Alta Murgia National Park, you will get panoramic views of the surrounding area, from the Gargano promontory up to the ancient province of Lucania. Discover impressive structural elements that follow the repetition of the number 8, from the castle’s basic octagonal shape, to the 8 trapezoid rooms, 8 towers, and 44 steps of the spiral stairs. Admire the harmonious blend of Romanesque and Gothic influences, together with important contributions from Islamic art.
  • Multilingual guide
  • Entrance ticket to Castel del Monte

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    Meet at the parking CAT L'Imperatore

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    Important information

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    • Please note that you will only visit the outside of the castle and will not enter inside
    • Cancellation policy: all excursions are non-refundable within 48 hours. Refunds will not be given for no-shows
    • Tour is free for children under 14 years old
    • The tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run
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    Sehr guter Guide, der sogar die Tickets bezahlt hat, da diese zwar in der Buchung enthalten waren, aber keine Voucher

    August 14, 2022


    July 11, 2021

    Fantastico. Guida simpatica e molto preparata.

    Veramente interessante. Panorama eccezionale. Consigliato

    June 28, 2019


    Product ID: 37549