Skip Navigation

Castel del Monte

Travel Guide Europe Italy Apulia Castel del Monte

edit

Introduction

Castel del Monte is a 13th-century citadel and castle situated on a hill in Andria in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. It was built during the 1240s by the Emperor Frederick II, who had inherited the lands from his mother Constance of Sicily. In the 18th century, the castle's interior marbles and remaining furnishings were removed. It has neither a moat nor a drawbridge and some considered it never to have been intended as a defensive fortress; however, archaeological work has suggested that it originally had a curtain wall. Described by the Enciclopedia Italiana as "the most fascinating castle built by Frederick II", the site is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also appears on the Italian version of the one cent Euro coin.

Top

edit

Sleep

Castel del Monte Travel Helpers

We don't currently have any Travel Helpers for Castel del Monte

This is version 3. Last edited at 14:12 on Apr 14, 17 by Utrecht. 1 article links to this page.

Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, content of this article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License