CASTEL DEL MONTE
Fortress for XIII century - Andria BAT
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Castel del Monte
Castel del Monte (Italian for “Castle of the Mountain”; Barese: Castídde d’u 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 World Heritage Site. It also appears on the Italian version of the one cent Euro coin.
Alberobello is a small town famous for its prehistoric Trulli. The trulli of Alberobello were designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
Ostuni is one of the most beautiful cities in Puglia, with a cascade of white houses climbed up wisely on the hill with an endless view of olive trees on the Valle d’Itria and the Adriatic Sea, only 8 km away.
MATERA THE STONE CITY UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
Matera is one of the oldest cities in the world whose territory contains testimonies of human settlements starting from the Paleolithic up to the present day without interruptions.
It represents an extraordinary page written by man through the millennia.
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Adriatic Sea at 33 kilometers south of Bari. Of notable interest are its natural caves as well as its own historical center with numerous monuments and buildings of historical and cultural interest.
Castellana Grotte is famous for its spectacular karst caves. It is located at 40 Km south-east of Bari. The cave complex represents the underground natural route longer in Italy.
Powerful roars at sunset, disturbing verses, sometimes almost human, puffs and mysterious rustles, penetrating smells of wild …. jungle, savannah, swamp? Much more simply a paradise of emotions just a few steps from you, this is the Zoosafari of Fasano!
Lecce is rich in testimonies and works of art from the Roman, medieval and Renaissance. But to characterize the city is the famous Baroque that explodes in a declination quite special and unique, this style of architecture is so much particular and localized to be deserved the nickname of Lecce Baroque.
Bari San Nicola
Bari is also known for being the city where the relics of St. Nicholas rest.
This made Bari and its basilica one of the favorite centers of the Orthodox Church in West. It is also an important inter-confessional communication center between Orthodoxy and Catholicism.
Monopoli from the Greek “monos and polis” means unique city, it still keeps its original name. It is truly unique! A City of almost 50,000 inhabitants, located on the 43 km adriatic coast southeast of Bari, Its territory extends for 156 squared km from the sea to the hills, reaching a height of 408 meters and developing along 15 km of low and jagged coast, with numerous coves and long sandy beaches.