Château de l'empereur Frédéric II d'Allemagne, vers 1240, Castel del Monte (Italie) ressemble à une couronne avec ses 8 tours et ses 8 salles par étage. Il ne servit que rarement à des fêtes, parmi lesquelles il faut noter, en 1246, les noces de la princesse Violante di Svevia, fille naturelle de Frédéric et Bianca Lancia avec le comte de Caserte Riccardo Sanseverino.

Château de l'empereur Frédéric II d'Allemagne, vers 1240, Castel del Monte (Italie) ressemble à une couronne avec ses 8 tours et ses 8 salles par étage. Il ne servit que rarement à des fêtes, parmi lesquelles il faut noter, en 1246, les noces de la princesse Violante di Svevia, fille naturelle de Frédéric et Bianca Lancia avec le comte de Caserte Riccardo Sanseverino.

Castel del Monte (Italian: Castle of the Mount) is a 13th-century castle situated in Andria in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. It was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II during the 1240s; it has been despoiled of its interior marbles and furnishings in subsequent centuries. It has neither a moat nor a drawbridge and might in fact never have been intended as a defensive fortress.

Castel del Monte (Italian: Castle of the Mount) is a 13th-century castle situated in Andria in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. It was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II during the 1240s; it has been despoiled of its interior marbles and furnishings in subsequent centuries. It has neither a moat nor a drawbridge and might in fact never have been intended as a defensive fortress.

Castle del Monte, Puglia, Italy...completed in 1240 by Frederick II, leader of the Holy Roman Empire

Castle del Monte, Puglia, Italy...completed in 1240 by Frederick II, leader of the Holy Roman Empire

Castel del Monte Sunset, Puglia, Italy

Castel del Monte Sunset, Puglia, Italy

Castel del Monte Entrance - Castel del Monte, Puglia, Italy.

Castel del Monte Entrance - Castel del Monte, Puglia, Italy.

Castel del Monte, province of L'Aquila, region of  Abruzzi, ITaly

Castel del Monte, province of L'Aquila, region of Abruzzi, ITaly

Castel del Monte, Courtyard

Castel del Monte, Courtyard

Polignano a Mare - Apulien | © individualicious

Apulien: Castel del Monte & Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare - Apulien | © individualicious

Castel del Monte ~ is a 13th century citadel and castle is situated in Andria in the Apulia region of  Italy. It stands on a promontory where it was constructed during the 1240's by Emperor Frederick II.

Castel del Monte ~ is a 13th century citadel and castle is situated in Andria in the Apulia region of Italy. It stands on a promontory where it was constructed during the 1240's by Emperor Frederick II.

Castel del Monte, 60 km (37 mi) from Bari, is one of the 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy.  Commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia in the 13th Century, the Castle is a massive and dominating octagonal structure that sits on a small stretch of the Murge plateau in Apulia, 18 km (11 mi) from Andria.

Castel del Monte, 60 km (37 mi) from Bari, is one of the 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. Commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia in the 13th Century, the Castle is a massive and dominating octagonal structure that sits on a small stretch of the Murge plateau in Apulia, 18 km (11 mi) from Andria.

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