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Castle of Monte Sant'Angelo

  • Ph. Franco Cappellari
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A centuries-old historical tale. The Castle of Monte Sant'Angelo still bears witness to the succession of the many dominations, people and architectual styles. Located in the Gargano National Park, it was originally erected by the Lombards and later on enlarged under Norman rule, with the Giganti and Quadrata tower. Frederick II of Swabia erected, on the other hand, the sala del tesoro (treasury). The present appearance of the castle is mainly due to the influence of the Aragonese, who built the almond-shaped keep and the moat in front of the main gate, in order to make it impregnable to attacks.  

  • Historical notes

    The castle's origins are to be attributed to Orso I, bishop of Benevento and Siponto, who had it built in order to defend the sanctuary dedicated to the Archangel and offer shelter to pilgrims. Today, Monte Sant'Angelo is included in the Unesco World Heritage list for its high degree of symbolism in the history of Christianity. 

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Travel period

From 01/04/2016
to 31/10/2016
Opening hours 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 19:00

From 01/11/2016
to 31/03/2017
Opening hours 09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00


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