Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Apulia region of southern Italy. It is a unique and impressive medieval fortress built by the Emperor Frederick II in the 13th century. The castle's octagonal shape and its location on a hilltop offer spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

For more information about Castel del Monte, you can visit the official website of the Italian Tourism Board:

Highlights of Castel del Monte:

  1. The castle's impressive architecture, including its unique octagonal shape, is a must-see for visitors.

  2. The castle's interior is equally stunning, with beautiful decorative elements and intricate stone carvings.

  3. The castle's location on a hilltop offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, making it an excellent spot for photography enthusiasts.

  4. The nearby town of Andria is also worth exploring, with its charming old town and delicious local cuisine. 

  5. The area around Castel del Monte is also known for its excellent wines, such as the Primitivo and Nero di Troia. Wine tasting tours are available in the nearby vineyards.

Directions to Castel del Monte:

By car: Castel del Monte is located in the Apulia region, approximately 60 kilometers northwest of Bari. From Bari, take the SS16 towards Barletta, then follow the signs to Andria and Castel del Monte.

By plane: The nearest airport is Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, which is served by several airlines from major European cities. From the airport, you can rent a car or take a train or bus to Andria, then take a taxi or local bus to Castel del Monte.