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Castel Del Monte

Posted: March 23, 2017 in History, Italy, Medieval History

Castel Del Monte (the castle of the mount) sits high on a hill overlooking Apulia in Italy. It was built in the 13th Century by Frederick II, the Holy Roman Emporer as part of a series of defensive castles. It is Octagonal in shape with octagonal towers, a unique design of its time. It is now recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site

The view from the Castle entrance

Inside the Castle. Photo by Irene Grassi (