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Castel del Monte Highlights

If you are planning to travel to Castel del Monte, here we tell you everything you need to know.

Castel del Monte is a medieval castle located in the Apulia region of southern Italy, about 60 kilometers northwest of Bari. It was built in the 13th century by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and is known for its unique octagonal shape and use of sacred geometry and symbolism.

The castle is made of limestone and has eight octagonal towers, each with a unique design. The interior of the castle has two floors and is decorated with intricate stonework, arches, and frescoes.

Castel del Monte is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered one of the most important medieval castles in Europe. It reflects the legacy of Frederick II, who was known for his patronage of the arts and sciences, and has been a source of inspiration for artists and architects for centuries.

Today, Castel del Monte is a popular tourist destination and is known for its historical and cultural significance, as well as its beautiful surrounding countryside. Visitors can explore the castle and its many unique features, as well as enjoy the traditional cuisine and wine of the Apulia region.

The Best Time to Visit Castel del Monte

The best time to visit Castel del Monte is during the spring (April to June) and fall (September to November) when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. 

The temperatures during these months are usually in the mid-60s to mid-70s Fahrenheit (around 18-24°C), which is comfortable for exploring the castle and the surrounding countryside.

Summer (July to August) can be very hot and crowded, with temperatures reaching into the 90s Fahrenheit (over 30°C). This can make it uncomfortable to explore the castle during the day, but the evenings can be enjoyable with cooler temperatures and local events and festivals taking place.

Winter (December to February) can be chilly and rainy, with temperatures ranging from the mid-40s to mid-50s Fahrenheit (around 7-13°C). The castle can be closed during certain periods of the winter season, so it’s important to check ahead of time.

Overall, the best time to visit Castel del Monte is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. However, with its rich history, unique architecture, and beautiful surrounding countryside, Castel del Monte is worth a visit any time of year.

How to Get Around in Castel del Monte?

Castel del Monte is a relatively small site and is easy to navigate on foot. Visitors can explore the castle and its surroundings on foot, taking in the unique architecture and scenic views of the Apulia region.

There is also a shuttle bus service available for visitors who prefer not to walk. The shuttle bus operates between the parking area and the castle, making it easy to get to and from the site without having to walk uphill. 

The shuttle bus runs every 15-20 minutes during the peak tourist season, and less frequently during the off-season.

Additionally, in Greca we offer guided tours of Castel del Monte and the surrounding countryside. These tours can be a great way to learn more about the history and significance of the castle, as well as explore other nearby sites and attractions.

What to See and Do in Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte is a fabulous destination due to its fascinating history and its rich culture.

In turn, due to its proximity to Rome and Bari, many travelers combine their visit to Castel del Monte with these destinations, which is why you will find these sites in several of our offers.

You also have day tours of sites of interest in Castel del Monte. Do not wait any longer to book your excursions through this beautiful destination!

Are the tours in Castel del Monte in English?

Yes! The tours hired from Greca can be in English or Spanish. Check with your travel agent.

Private transfer in Castel del Monte

From Greca we can assign you a private transfer so that you can enjoy your visit to Castel del Monte with comfort and safety.

Availability of tours in Castel del Monte

With Greca we make sure that you have availability of excursions in all destinations. Best of all, you won't have to wait to buy your tickets or stand in long lines for each attraction!

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