Visit Castel del monte
Castel del Monte, a UNESCO heritage site, is a particular sample of medieval architecture, a combination of stylistic elements ranging from Romanesque to Gothic with a strong Islamic influence in the subtleties of its mosaics. Its ingenious octagonal plan is full of esoteric meanings and it’s designed to create symmetries of light on the days of the solstice and equinox.
The surrounding landscape and the mountain on which the castle is perched give a unique and mystical atmosphere to this place shrouded in mystery. In particular, the exterior of the castle is recommended, much more than the interior. In the visit conducted by our guides you will discover one of the protagonists of medieval European history, Frederick II of Swabia, and the building he wanted and loved so much, which was his home, hunting lodge, and a treasure chest of countless fascinating secrets.
About the tour
Upon arrival it’s necessary to leave the car in a parking lot and reach the castle with a special shuttle service. All PlacenPeople organizers who will accompany you on cultural tours are licensed professional tour guides. The meeting point with the guide will be indicated after booking. In this tour, the entrance to the building is not included in the visit: visitors have to pay an entrance ticket. Anyway, our guides can show you the interior upon request (you can ask this during the reservation).
Within the PlacenPeople community, however, many guides do not recommend visiting the interior, it’s rather preferable to enrich the visit with the discovery of a small pearl which is the nearby city of Trani, as suggested in our daily 2-locations tours Castel del Monte / Trani, where our guides are often available to share a ride by car for free.
Costs (and inclusions)
The participation fee for a cultural (walking) tour is € 30 per person and includes the activity of the tour guide, while it doesn’t include meals or anything else.
Some community organizers may indicate slightly different prices depending on the services offered. It is possible to inquire about availability and prices by contacting our PleacenPeople team directly via the Whatsapp button at the bottom of the page.
Duration and Period
The tours have a duration of about 1 hour travel included, and almost all the organizers leave freedom of choice on the departure time. We recommend spending the time in Castel del Monte just long enough to admire the outside, rest a little and take a thousand souvenir photos, and then dedicate most of the day to visiting a second place. Available all year round.
Tours generally start with groups of 2 to 25 participants, but many organizers are flexible and also start with one person, or with groups larger than 25. On tours where you visit only one city, you meet directly on site: the organizer will indicate the meeting point immediately after booking, often agreeing this point with the guest.
Alternatively, if you choose a two-locations daily tour, including Castel del Monte, our organizers are available to offer – often free of charge – a ride by car (in the case of a few people) or to organize transport by bus or minibus (in case of groups).
How to book
📩- PlacenPeople will send your request to the Organizer and reply with his confirmation
💳- You will pay a deposit with PayPal or card. Activities in PlacenPeople are sold directly by the Organizers.
👍- You and the Organizer will talk by phone and meet on the day of the activity. You will complete the payment directly to him/her.
Acivity code: TOUR0010