Castel del Monte, a Jewel in the Apulian Countryside
Castel del Monte (13th century) situated in the Apulia region, situated on a small hill close to Andria and Corato, near to Bari.
It’s certainly one of the most interesting and fascinating castle among those built by Frederick II in Apulia.
|There are many theories for what the castle was used for: boardroom or hunting lodge.
An octagonal 13th-century fortification with a commanding view of the surrounding landscape.
Each property located in the valley can see the Castle from miles.
In 1996 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it is visited every year by thousands of tourists.
Thanks to the celebrity and the historical importance of this beautiful building, its image has been used in the back side of the one cent Euro coin issued by the Italian Republic.
Castel del Monte does not only mean the suggestive building; in the enology’s world is also synonym of sublime quality wines and – in particular – it is an area of Denomination of Controlled Origin (DOC).
There , ambitious producers have much more to offer than the easy drinking wines mostly sold today. Andria e Corato is also land of great tasty food: mozzarella and “burrata”, extra virgin olive oil “Coratina”.