Castel del Monte, Andria

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Protected as a World Heritage site, the image of Castel del Monte appears on the Italian version of the one-cent euro coin. When the castle was built in the 13th century, the fertile region would have made a comfortable lodge for emperors. However, the structure was most likely used as a citadel. The interior has been looted and vandalized, and some of the marble columns and other features ended up in the Bourbon family's royal houses. You can visit the wineries in the wine country around the castle, which produces limited-production barrels of Riserva. Use our Andria tour itinerary planner to add Castel del Monte and other attractions to your Andria vacation plans.
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  • Tip: Learn the history of the castle before visiting or going with a guide. The view of the countryside is stunning. 
    Tip: Learn the history of the castle before visiting or going with a guide. The view of the countryside is stunning.  more »
  • Yes, a big castle with no strategic value! A little out of the way but worth the drive through vineyards and olive groves. No English Audio tour and limited signage. No furnishings. Have to pay... 
    Yes, a big castle with no strategic value! A little out of the way but worth the drive through vineyards and olive groves. No English Audio tour and limited signage. No furnishings. Have to pay...  more »
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  • The entrance to the "Castel del Monte" will cost you € 7 both by booking and by purchasing the ticket on the site, but it is better to check availability. Do not try to follow your satellite navigator to the base of the castle but read the road sign , the road is closed for not auhorised people. You need to park at the car park , it will cost 5 € for the car and 7 € for a camper. From there you can walk for about 1 KM or use the shuttle bus for 1 €. Keep in mind that the castle rooms are empty with no furniture and look more or less the same to visit it takes 1 - 1 hour and a half , but is is very nice and is worth the visit .
  • Nice castle! Difficult to find tickets to visit insede so I recommend making a reservation online. There is a parking spot for cars just below the castle which is a little bit expensive (3 euro), so better to leave the car down and walk up enjoying the nature.

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