Guided tour

Castel del Monte 2-Hour Guided Tour

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Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

Castel del Monte 2-Hour Guided Tour

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

From US$ 71.94 per person

Explore a 13th-century citadel and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Puglia on a 2-hour guided tour of Castel del Monte. Built by Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen, the castle is situated in Andria and boasts a unique form with 8 octagonal towers.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the 13th-century castel of Castel del Monte
  • Discover the most important medieval monument of southern Italy
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Puglia landscape
  • Learn more about Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen of Swabia
Full description
Discover the most significant medieval monument in southern Italy on a 2-hour guided tour of Castel del Monte. Situated in Andria in the Puglia region, the citadel and castle is a national treasure and beauty to behold. Built on top of a hill with commanding views of the Puglia region, Castel del Monte is the most important building built by the Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen of Swabia. Explore the monument’s myths and legends, including the meaning of the number 8. After years of neglect, when the castle was stripped of its furniture and marble decorations to become a refuge for shepherds, brigands and political refugees, Castel del Monte was bought and restored by the Italian state in 1876. Almost a century later, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the perfection of its shape and harmonious union of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Islamic world, and classical antiquity. Explore the castle’s façades and interior, and learn the historical context in which it was built.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to Castel del Monte
  • Transfers by shuttle bus
  • Parking costs
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance to Castel del Monte. 76121 Barletta-Andria-Trani.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Transfers to and from Bari Airport or the port are available on request
  • Please note that it's possible get to Castel del Monte from the car park without using the shuttle bus, by walking for approximately 20 minutes
  • All bookings are non-refundable within 48 hours of the scheduled date. Refunds will not be given in the case of no-shows
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Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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May 6, 2019

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Leider stimmte das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis nicht! Noch dazu, dass man die Tickets fürs Castel auch noch extra kaufen musste! Nach einer Stunde war alles gesehen und gesagt. Der Guide Paola hat sich die beste Mühe gegeben und aufzumuntern, was ihr zu verdanken war, dass wir mit einem Lächeln das Castel verlassen haben. Wir fühlten uns sehr ausgebest im Vergleich zu den anderen Sachen, die wir über Ihren Veranstalter schon gemacht haben. Aus diesem Grund haben wir auch von einer Führung in Matera abgesehen. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Marina Schröter

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June 8, 2022

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