Guided tour

Castel del Monte 1-Hour Guided Tour

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Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

Castel del Monte 1-Hour Guided Tour

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

From US$ 80.40 per person

Explore a 13th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site of Puglia guided tour of Castel del Monte. Built by Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen, the castle is a unique form with 8 octagonal towers

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Duration 1 hour
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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 1-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
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Ticket entry 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    2/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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When we booked, we specifically wanted a guided tour in German! And was informed that this was not possible - only in English! To our great surprise, the guide told us at our meeting that she does offer tours in German. Although we had booked 2 hours, the tour ended after almost 60 minutes!!!

July 27, 2022

Unfortunately the value for money was not right! In addition, you had to buy the tickets for the Castel separately! After an hour everything was seen and said. The guide Paola made the best effort and cheer up, thanks to her we left the Castel with a smile. We felt very accomplished compared to the other things we have done through your organizer. For this reason we have also refrained from a guided tour in Matera. Kind regards, Marina Schroeter

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June 8, 2022

Product ID: 42944