Castel del Monte (Castídde d’u Monte in Barese and the Castle of the Mountain in English) is an old 13th century edifice commissioned by imperatore Federico II (Emperor Frederick II of Swabia) and it has turned into a symbol of Puglia through the centuries. It is a place of mysteries and magic in the heart of Apulia. It’s situated more precisely in the commune of Andria, on one of the hills of the western Altopiano delle Murge (this is a karst topographic rectangular plateau in Italy, to the South, in Puglia, in particular).
The castle was officially commissioned on January 29, 1240 when the emperor said that he would provide everything needed for its construction, even though lots of scholars were against his idea and disagreed with it. Continue reading