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  • Andria: Castel del Monte Sunset Tour

    1. Andria: Castel del Monte Sunset Tour

    Discover the history of one of the most fascinating castles in Italy, the Castel del Monte, which was built in the 13th century and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1966. Learn more about the castle from your guide and hear about the many theories surrounding its origin. Enjoy a walk around the walls to watch the sunset and admire the surrounding landscape of olive groves and coastline. Later, enter the interior of the castle to discover its architecture and history. You will also hear the story of Emperor Frederick II, a charismatic and important historical figure for Southern Italy.

  • From Bari: 5-Day Puglia and Basilicata Tour

    2. From Bari: 5-Day Puglia and Basilicata Tour

    Day 1, Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently to Bari, meet with your guide at 6 PM at the Swabian Castle for a walking street food tour. Visit Orecchiette Street where typical pasta is made by the local ladies, the Cathedral of San Sabino, and the imposing Basilica of San Nicola. Throughout the tour, taste the famous sgagliozze, tasty pieces of fried polenta, and focaccia. At the end of the day, check-in at the Palace Hotel or similar. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure.  Day 2: Castel del Monte to Trani Your second day will begin as you meet your driver and guide before departing for Castel del Monte to one of the most mysterious and fascinating castles in Southern Italy. After some free time, check-in at the Palazzo Paciotti (or similar). Get ready to discover Trani, which is known as the "Slow City" and the "Pea...

  • Venosa Tour: Important Roman Places Near Matera

    3. Venosa Tour: Important Roman Places Near Matera

    The guided tour will start from the Archaeological Park where you can visit the thermal baths, the domus, S.S. Trinity and the amphitheater. Inside the baths you can visit the changing room, the mosaic paved frigidarium, tepidarium and calidarium heated by the ovens. Not far away there are two domes from the second century BC which are composed of five rooms with a central basin useful for collecting rainwater. Later you will visit the amphitheater and the S.S. Trinity, the fifth-century church and the Abbatial Palace with its monastery. Then visit the unfinished church which was designed to contain a larger number of faithful and was started in the mid-1100s but never finished. Visit the 16th-century Aragonese castle Pirro del Balzo, a majestic, square-plan building with four cylindrical towers surrounded by a deep moat. Inside there is the national archaeological museum that contains...

  • Andria: 3-Hour Bike Tour around Castel del Monte

    4. Andria: 3-Hour Bike Tour around Castel del Monte

    Feel like a local and explore Andria's top highlights, such as the Castel del Monte — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and hidden spots on a 3-hour guided tour riding a bike or an e-bike. Ride in class and comfort on a bike, which is perfect for discovering various parts of the rural region.  See the Alta Murgia National Park differently and feel like a local as you cruise through its oak woods and expanses of pseudo steppe, uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your bikes. Visit many famous sights like the Castel del Monte octagonal castle, and discover typical local architecture marvels that are not on the front pages of tourist magazines.

  • Castel del Monte 2-Hour Guided Tour

    5. Castel del Monte 2-Hour Guided Tour

    Discover the most significant medieval monument in southern Italy on a 2-hour guided tour of Castel del Monte. Situated in Andria in the Puglia region, the citadel and castle is a national treasure and beauty to behold. Built on top of a hill with commanding views of the Puglia region, Castel del Monte is the most important building built by the Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen of Swabia. Explore the monument’s myths and legends, including the meaning of the number 8. After years of neglect, when the castle was stripped of its furniture and marble decorations to become a refuge for shepherds, brigands and political refugees, Castel del Monte was bought and restored by the Italian state in 1876. Almost a century later, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the perfection of its shape and harmonious union of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Islamic world, and class...

  • From Matera: Day Trip to Trani and Castel del Monte

    6. From Matera: Day Trip to Trani and Castel del Monte

    Enjoy the historic port town of Trani and UNESCO-listed Castel del Monte in one day. Explore 2 of Puglia's most alluring sights with a convenient transfer from Matera via a comfortable minivan. Tuck into an Apulian lunch at a local farmhouse. Meet your driver in the center of Matera and leave for imperial Apulia. After an hour-long drive, arrive in Trani, the "Pearl of the Adriatic Sea". Catch beautiful views over the Adriatic Sea and the Italian coast. Be led by your local tour guide to Trani Castle and the seafront Cathedral. Visit the ancient Jewish quarter with its Synagogues and a maze of small alleyways. After the walking tour, hop on board the minivan to continue to a typical farmhouse in the Alta Murgia National Park. Taste the Apulian cuisine during a delicious light lunch. In the afternoon, reach the UNESCO site of Castel del Monte. Admire enchanting views from over 500 mete...

  • Lecce: Solo Travelers and Couples Puglia and Matera Tour

    7. Lecce: Solo Travelers and Couples Puglia and Matera Tour

    Day 1: Lecce Your first day will begin with your independent arrival in Lecce. Once there you will check-in to your accommodation in the historic center for 2 nights. Day 2: Lecce After breakfast, you'll meet with your tour guide at Piazza Sant'Oronzo. From there you'll start to discover Lecce, which is one of the most fascinating and elegant cities in southern Italy. The streets of the historic center here host wonderful palaces and churches built in a Baroque style. Day 3: Monopoli and Alberobello Following breakfast and check-out from your accommodation, you will depart for Monopoli by train. After checking in to your accommodation in the historic center, you will have free time for lunch before you transfer by minivan towards Alberobello, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1996. The town boasts the highest concentration of Trulli, t...

  • Bari: 6-Day UNESCO Wonders of Puglia and Matera Tour

    8. Bari: 6-Day UNESCO Wonders of Puglia and Matera Tour

    Day 1, Friday: Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently to Bari, meet with your guide at 6 PM at the Swabian Castle for a walking street food tour. Visit Orecchiette Street where typical pasta is made by the local ladies, the Cathedral of San Sabino, and the imposing Basilica of San Nicola. Throughout the tour, taste the famous sgagliozze, tasty pieces of fried polenta, and focaccia. At the end of the day, check-in at the Palace Hotel or similar. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own pace. Day 2, Saturday: Monte Sant'Angelo to Trani Following breakfast, at 9 AM, depart for Monte Sant’Angelo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the evocative Basilica cave consecrated to San Michele Arcangelo. Free time to enjoy the medieval village. Later, arrive to Trani, where you will check-in to the hotel Palazzo Paciotti. Enjoy a free eve...

  • Puglia: 3-Day Regional Highlights Private Tour

    9. Puglia: 3-Day Regional Highlights Private Tour

    Head to Bari to begin your 3-day private tour. Meet your local guide and go on a walking tour of the city center with stops to taste typical street food. See the impressive Swabian Castle and get a historical introduction to the city. Continue towards Bari Vecchia, an ancient village in the modern-day city center and stroll down the street known as "orechiette road" to watch the women preparing handmade pasta. Check out the Cathedral of San Sabino, the impressive Basilica of San Nicola, and the Piazza del Ferrarese. Taste the famous "sgagliozze," tasty pieces of fried polenta and typical focaccia with tomatoes. Check-in at the Palace Hotel (or similar) in the historic center where you'll stay for the duration of the tour. On your second day, have breakfast before meeting your private driver and heading to Matera. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019, Matera ...

  • From Bari: Private Trani and Castel del Monte Tour

    10. From Bari: Private Trani and Castel del Monte Tour

    Your day begins as you meet your driver who will accompany you on an exciting one-day discovery tour from Bari. In Trani you will travel with your guide to discover this fascinating city, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic Sea". You can admire the Swabian Castle from the outside, as well as its beautiful and majestic cathedral on the sea which was built in an Apulian-Romanesque style. From there you will enter the historic center of Giudecca, where an ancient 12th-century synagogue is located. You will then arrive to the port, where you can admire the typical fish boats and see the freshly caught fish for sale. Your guide will then accompany you to the meeting point from where you'll leave towards an oil mill where you can taste some excellent local extra-virgin olive oil. Finally, you will arrive to Castel del Monte. Built by Emperor Frederick II, this UNESCO-listed castle is one of ...

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What people are saying about Andria

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 5 reviews

The structure of the Castle is very particular, the strategic site. Very good our guide, Alessandra, pleasant and clear in the exposition of the history of the structure and of the client. To visit.

Very clear and interesting

Many of my misunderstanding were clarified. Guide was Knowledgeable and very adequate.

Very interesting and well prepared tour by Marco. For sure worth the money!

Very prepared, nice and kind guide. I couldn't ask for more