Andria: Castel del Monte Sunset Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 1.5 hours
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.
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.
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...
Day 1, Saturday: Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently in Bari, meet your local guide to dive into Bari’s street food scene. Discover Bari Vecchia, an ancient village while tasting typical specialties of Bari like focaccia and sgagliozze (fried polenta). Check-in at the Palace Hotel Bari or similar for an overnight stay. Day 2, Sunday: Castel del Monte to Trani Following breakfast, check-out of the hotel and depart for Castle del Monte. Explore the fascinating castle commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia. Then, enjoy some free time with lunch before departing for Trani, where you will check-in to a boutique hotel near the beautiful Palazzo Paciotti. Day 3, Monday: Matera to Alberobello After breakfast, check-out before meeting with your driver-guide and departing for Matera, a UNESCO site, and considered one o...
Meet your driver in the center of Bari, from where you depart towards Trani. Considered "the pearl of the Adriatic Sea", stroll along its charismatic streets whilst admiring the famous Apulian Romanesque cathedral on the sea. Following that, encounter the Swabian castle, which was built by Emperor Frederick II in 1233. The historic center also houses the Jewish Quarter, La Giudecca, and two 12th-century synagogues. Following your sightseeing, visit a cellar to taste some authentic wines obtained from local vines. You then reach an oil mill at which you can learn the method to obtain extra-virgin olive oil, with tastings of some oils included. You then travel to Andria to walk through the alleys of the historic center with your guide. Your tour later results at the Confetti Museum, the location in which this typical sweet has been produced for generations. Whilst there, learn the histor...
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 ...
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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 interesting and well prepared tour by Marco. For sure worth the money!