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Castel del Monte, Italy

From series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Year: 1240.

Near Andria has placed a marvellous and mysterious Castel del Monte. From Italian, it translates as a castle on the mountain. The name was given thanks to the location of the castle. Castel del Monte was built in 1240 at the direction of Friedrich II Rotbart. A great number of mysteries are connected with this emperor. There were rumours that the emperor was a secret member of the Teutonic Order and the castle was a place where the participants held meetings.

Castel del Monte, Italy The castle itself has an outstanding architecture, it is made in a shape of the regular octagon. This form is quite unusual for castles, even more, the castle doesn’t have a defensive graff. All this tells us that the castle wasn’t built for defensive purposes. The official historical documents say that it was an emperor hunting residence. However, we won’t find there any stable and usual hunting house decoration and hunting items.

The castle has quite a complex interior arrangement. All halls are similar and run into one another, that’s why it is quite easy to get lost there. The emperor Friedrich II Rotbart was a fan of science and did some researchers. Contemporary historians claim that such unusual form was connected with the academic career. The castle has a lot of outstanding details one of them is the spiral stairs. They are going to the left, not as in classical defensive buildings. Next - Old Town of Pienza

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ATM bankomat: 'Bancapulia Spa' located in 14 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Carrozzeria FIAT - Fratelli Fariello & Figli' is located in 12 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Esso' in 13 km
Supermarket: 'Spaccio alimentare' in 1.04 km
Parking: 'Parcheggio Bus Castel Del Monte' in 0.65 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Musci Vincenzo Del Dr. Vincenzo Musci' in 13 km
Police station: 'Carabinieri Comando Stazione Corato' in 14 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Taverna Sforza' in 0.16 km
Railway station: 'Stazione Corato' in 14 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Karol Wojtyla Airport BRI - in 41 km
 »  Gino Lisa Airport FOG - in 72 km
 »  Taranto-Grottaglie Marcello Arlotta Airport TAR - in 114 km
 »  Salerno Airport QSR - in 125 km
 »  Casale Airport BDS - in 148 km
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Best hotels near Castel del Monte

Masseria Torre Di Nebbia

Located in 5 km from Castel del Monte
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Rooms: 5
Rooms are very elegant and come with design furniture and black details, in contrast with the white stone walls. All rooms are air conditioned and … More: photo, rates and booking
B&B Villa Adriana

Located in 7 km from Castel del Monte
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Rooms: 2
With free Wi-Fi, classic-style rooms at the Adriana have a fan, TV and garden views. The private bathroom is complete with a hairdryer and bathrobe. … More: photo, rates and booking
Casale Torre San Magno

Located in 10 km from Castel del Monte
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Rooms: 6
En suite rooms at the San Magno include a table and chairs and a wardrobe. The bathroom has free toiletries and a shower. A buffet-style breakfast is … More: photo, rates and booking
Lama Di Luna Biomasseria

Located in 11 km from Castel del Monte
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Rooms: 11
Completely renovated, Lama Di Luna offers luxurious rooms and suites, all with a fireplace and original stone walls. All air-conditioned, they also … More: photo, rates and booking

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