Castel del Monte
The crown of Puglia
We will visit one of the wonders of Italy, Castel del Monte. This mysterious castle was built in the 13th Century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and is an example of architectural perfection in Puglia. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Castel del Monte is one of the wonders of Italy. This mysterious castle was built in the 13th century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and is an example of architectural perfection in Puglia, surrounded by a breath-taking landscape. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The castle has a unique geometric design, a perfect octagonal prism with octagonal towers at each corner, which makes it to be universally considered the most fascinating castle built by Frederik II. Over the centuries, this uniqueness has generated many theories and legends. We are going to tell you only the most accredited theories.
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In introductory Apulian cooking classes you will have the chance to gain practical knowledge about some of the most typical dishes of Puglia, including the most famous orecchiette with broccoli rabe. read more
Enjoy the vast production of high quality fresh cheese of Puglia! We will visit an artisanal cheese factory where, from the expert hands of the dairyman, some of the most famous Italian delicacies are born. read more
We will take you to the most authentic places, and we will introduce you to Apulian restaurants selected by the Slow Food Movement... read more
We will visit one of the most famous wineries in Puglia, whose Gioia del Colle Primitivo wines are considered among the best in the world... read more
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Bitonto is an elegant old town in the area of Bari that preserves a magnificent angevin circular tower of the 14th century (Torrione Angioino) and beautiful renaissance buildings of the 15th-16th century. read more
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