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The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Castel del Monte was built in the latter half of the 12th century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. At this time his realm stretched across much of southern Italy, and he was also responsible for the Castello Normanno-Svevo in Bari, the region’s biggest city, as well as a series of hunting lodges across his domain.

Sitting on a remote hillock among endless undulating plains, Castel del Monte is regarded as a masterpiece of medieval architecture, taking its influences from both Classical and Islamic building styles. Perfectly octagonal in shape, it is constructed around a courtyard and boasts a series of octagonal towers. Internally, it comprises two stories containing eight rooms in each, and although the rich furnishings and much of the decoration are long gone, the marble moldings around the great entrance doorway and the lack of fortifications suggest that the castle may have been a private residence rather than for military purposes. With the demise of the Sicilian empire, the castle was abandoned, and by the 16th century had fallen into disrepair; over the centuries it has been used variously as a prison, a refuge from plague and a hang out for bandits. Today it stands empty and proud, a monument to the political and cultural flowering that saw southern Italy come to prominence in the Middle Ages.

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Daily Apr–Sept 10:15am–7:45pm; Oct–March 9am–6.30pm
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TRANI and Castel Del Monte UNESCO from your accomodation

TRANI and Castel Del Monte UNESCO from your accomodation

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The historic town of Trani and UNESCO-listed Castel del Monte are two of the most alluring sights in Puglia, but visiting them both in one day by train or bus can be frustrating. With this driving tour, enjoy convenient pickup at the location of your choice and hassle-free transportation via air-conditioned private minivan. Explore the seaside town and castle at your own pace, with time to shop, dine, and take photos.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.79
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$177.79
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The mysterious

The mysterious "Castel del Monte" (outside tour guide)

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The option 2 includes only a tour guide outside the castle in an analysis not only historic of this but also of the surrounding area. In the option 1 with taste, in addition to the tour guide outside the castle, there will be also a visit to a vineyard of the area (5 km from the castle) where you will try the wine made by those grapes as well as some local products such as the "burrata" and the "taralli".
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.86
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$23.86
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walking tour Castel del Monte Unesco site

walking tour Castel del Monte Unesco site

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With our walking tour at the Castel del Monte you will visit it with a local guide who will reveal the secrets of the place and tell you about the life of Federico II, the Emperor and the holy Roman empire.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.90
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$17.90
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Castel del Monte, between wonder and mistery

Castel del Monte, between wonder and mistery

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Castel del Monte, the famous octagonal fortress symbol of the crown of Frederick II of Swabia and magnificent testimony of the reign of one of the most fascinating and mysterious emperor of medieval history. A hour of tour inside the internal and external environments of the Frederick's manor, to better understand what lies behind the apparent simplicity and sobriety of a castle that once looked much richer and more decorated than nowadays. Let yourself be accompanied by our guides, who will reveal details that would otherwise be impossible to notice by simple visitor's eye. The tour is on request and does not include the transfer to Castel del Monte. Meeting point at CAT parking. The entrance ticket to the castle (7 euros) and the cost of the shuttle bus (1 euro) are not included.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.72
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$36.72
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Tour of Castel Del Monte, Trani Ne Molfetta

Tour of Castel Del Monte, Trani Ne Molfetta

Our unique tours because in addition to discovering the wonders of Puglia, they give you the opportunity to experience all the experiences that characterize the places you visit, try the most authentic flavors.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$334.11
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Puglia Full-Day Tour: Bari, Trulli of Alberobello, Castel del Monte and Sassi of Matera

Puglia Full-Day Tour: Bari, Trulli of Alberobello, Castel del Monte and Sassi of Matera

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Discover the highlights of Puglia on a private full-day tour from Bari. After a walking history tour of Bari’s old town, head inland to the medieval village of Aberobello, known for its distinctive prehistoric-style Trulli dwellings. Visit the ancient cave city at the Sassi of Matera, where homes and churches are carved directly to the rock in a complex stone labyrinth, and admire the World Heritage-listed Castel del Monte tucked into the Puglian hills. Throughout the day, enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide who can customize the tour based on your interests.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$344.85
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$344.85
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Apulia in 4 Nights with Sightseeing tours and Accomodation

Apulia in 4 Nights with Sightseeing tours and Accomodation

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Puglia is rich in UNESCO-listed cultural sights, delightful seaside towns, and excellent food and wine—but the logistics of organizing a multi-day trip can be daunting. With this tour, see the highlights of the region in just a few days without the hassle of arranging accommodations or transportation. Take in the historic towns of Otranto and Matera, the Castel del Monte castle, the fishing villages of Polignano al Mare and Monopoli, and more.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$727.88
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$727.88
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Castles of Puglia Day Trip from Bari

Castles of Puglia Day Trip from Bari

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From the UNESCO-listed Castel del Monte to a number of medieval–era fortresses, Puglia offers an array of destination-worthy castles. Get out of Bari, and enjoy a direct passport to the sights, on this full-day tour. After pickup at your accommodation, you’ll visit the distinctive Castel del Monte before continuing up the coast to Bitonto, Bisceglie, Trani, and Barletta.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.82
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$195.82
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Excursions in the Alta Murgia National Park

Excursions in the Alta Murgia National Park

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The paths are immersed in the Alta Murgia National Park, walking you have the feeling of being in a large open space in which to wander with your gaze towards infinite horizons characterized by the pungent smells of mint and wild thyme in the intense green of the wheat fields or rocky pastures between the evident yellow of the ferula, meeting orchids and cricket hawks. In this land, emperors, farmers, shepherds, lumberjacks, together with the climate, have made the landscape and its culture unique. On the way you will meet beautiful farms, you will cross oak forests, along the ancient sheep tracks of transhumance you will discover jazzi and post offices, you will walk along panoramic mule tracks and among the wheat fields you will admire ancient straw hay and fish. On the hills, flocks of sheep will mingle with the characteristic sharp rocks that give this territory its name (murex = murice> murgia).
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  • 2 to 6 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.66
per group
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$59.66
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Tour with transfer Trani to Castel del Monte

Tour with transfer Trani to Castel del Monte

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With our tour you can visit Trani and Castel del monte in just one day starting from Trani. The price includes the castle guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.03
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$104.03
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Discover Apulia: The Heel of Italy

Discover Apulia: The Heel of Italy

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This tour offers you the possibility to visit in 8 days the cities of Andria, Trani and Barletta, with guided excursions. You can do local experience tours and know the typical tradition in the field of food and drink, like mozzarella cheese and olive farm tour; this package also offers the opportunity to experience Puglia folk dances course in the name of its traditions and culture. In addition, it is possibile to enjoy the view of the city from the sea, making a boat guided tour from the port of Trani, with an extension of the visit to other cities like Barletta or Molfetta.
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  • 8 days
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$9,307.34
per group
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$9,307.34
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DISCOVERY OF PUGLIA Small Group Tour: 8 Days / 7 Nights

DISCOVERY OF PUGLIA Small Group Tour: 8 Days / 7 Nights

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Operated By GoinItaly For those who want to travel through history, GoinItaly's eight-day Discovery of Puglia small group tour offers a wide range of places that testify to the ancient origins of this land: from prehistory to Magna Graecia, from the Imperial Age to the Renaissance, and the Baroque splendor of Lecce. Puglia is full of surprises and delights: fabulous food, historic towns, beautiful beaches, and gracious residents. Highlights: - Visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Alberobello, Castel del Monte, and Matera. - Savor the flavors of Puglian cuisine and wine. - Admire the beautiful Baroque architecture of Lecce. - Spend two nights in a traditional “trullo” in Alberobello. - Tour Otranto, the “heel” of Italy, and visit a cathedral renowned for its collection of mosaic scenes.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$4,295.70
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$4,295.70
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Charming Apulia Exclusive and customized tours

Charming Apulia Exclusive and customized tours

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I will be your tour angel who will take you around Puglia through the most beautiful and significant places in this fascinating region. Personalized or themed tours to let you experience the emotions that only this land can give you. The contact with nature, the crystalline sea, the characteristic villages that preserve their ancient history and local traditions intact. The healthiest and tastiest gastronomy in all of southern Italy, with products from the sea and the land. The setting of the evening gives these places a unique magic that is reflected in its numerous castles, in its watch towers on the sea, in the premises of the youthful nightlife, in the stone of ancient Romanesque cathedrals and in its people always cheerful and welcoming. Contact me and your vacation in Puglia will be unforgettable and ... if you want it ...... I will make you feel real Apulian.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$458.95
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$458.95
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2 days mini tour from Trani to Castel del Monte and surroundings

2 days mini tour from Trani to Castel del Monte and surroundings

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If you are in trani and you want to explore the surrounding area, this is the tour for you. We will show you the city of Trani, the famous octagonal castle Castel del monte and the city of Barletta, an authentic discovery. You will taste the typical products of this part of Puglia such as the extra virgin olive oil of the variety "cultivar coratina", the "confetti" sugared almonds and the delicious burrata cheese from Andria.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$550.73
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$550.73
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Virtual Tour | Secrets and Enigmas of Castel del Monte

Virtual Tour | Secrets and Enigmas of Castel del Monte

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Together with us you will have the unique opportunity to virtually visit one of the most fascinating castles in the world, through a guided tour made up of riddles and enigmas. By answering our questions you can access the different steps of the tour, thus having the opportunity to discover stories, historical and artistic aspects of the fortress that was an icon of the Federician empire. Will you be able to know the anecdotes related to the life of Frederick II of Swabia and his court? You just need a pen and paper and you're ready to enter the game! What are you waiting for? Discover with us the wonders and mysteries of Castel del Monte, comfortably from your sofa at home!
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.80
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$9.80

5 Days Self Drive Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera - (hotel + Guides)

5 Days Self Drive Tour Unesco Wonders Puglia & Matera - (hotel + Guides)

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The best way to visit in only 5 days the top attractions of Puglia and Basilicata such as Bari, Alberobello, Matera, Lecce, Ostuni, Trani and Castel del Monte. This tour is in sharing in a small group of max 8 people.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,040.27
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$1,040.27
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Bike Tour into the nature around Castel del Monte

Bike Tour into the nature around Castel del Monte

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Only a bike tour into the nature of the National Park, surrounding the hill where the federician castle is located, can give the opportunity to observe Castel del Monte from unique, invisible perspectives. This bike itinerary is a full immersion into the "Murgia", between oak woods and pseudo-steppes, an infinite treasure of biodiversity. The bicycle is the ideal way to visit the Park slowly; moreover, the possibility of optioning our E-Bikes makes the experience suitable for everyone.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.70
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$53.70
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6 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS PUGLIA & MATERA Small group every friday

6 DAYS TOUR UNESCO WONDERS PUGLIA & MATERA Small group every friday

The best way to visit in only 5 days the top attractions of Puglia and Basilicata such as Bari, Monte Sant'Angelo, Alberobello, Matera, Lecce, Ostuni, Trani and Castel del Monte. This tour is in sharing in a small group of max 8 people and it starts every friday.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,835.78
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$1,835.78
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Experience Puglia 1 week Tour

Experience Puglia 1 week Tour

A holiday that enables you to savour the flavours, scents and sites of this wonderful area of Italy at it's best. I like giving my guests the best possible feel for Puglia where they can be in touch with the real Apulian life, meeting locals, admiring hidden corners and eating in selected restaurants where it's difficult to find many tourists with a guidebook in their hands. One doesn't feel like a tourist who is tramping around a pre-set journey. I'll take care of everything, including your accommodation, airport collection and I'll be more than pleased to lead you through a fantastic itinerary of discovery of the beautiful places, landscapes and extraordinary gourmet food of Puglia. Small group tour not larger than 6 people.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,385.30
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$2,385.30
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Alberobello and Castel del Monte Private Day Tour from Rome

Alberobello and Castel del Monte Private Day Tour from Rome

Alberobello, in the region of Puglia in Southern Italy, is a strange and picturesque destination, which is becoming an important fixture on travel itineraries, as well as independent travelers. The small town has been included in the UNESCO world heritage site. Looking like igloos, constructed out of pure stone, the beehive-shape structures, have origins that dates back to the 15th century and maybe older. You can not find trulli nowhere else in the world When the Emperor Frederick II built this castle near Bari in the 13th century, he imbued it with symbolic significance, as reflected in the location, the mathematical and astronomical precision of the layout and the perfectly regular shape. A piece of medieval military architecture, the Islamic and the European Cistercian Gothic.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$954.60
Price varies by group size
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$954.60
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Private tour and transfer Trani & Castel del Monte from Bari

Private tour and transfer Trani & Castel del Monte from Bari

Private tour & transfer with departure from Bari. You can ask for pick up from you hotel or from another point of Bari by sending an e-mail
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$348.80
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$348.80
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Guided E-MTB tour to the lakes of Campo Imperatore

Guided E-MTB tour to the lakes of Campo Imperatore

Unique experience for nature and E-MTB lovers. With the professionalism and assistance of the cycle guide you will have the opportunity to explore the Gran Sasso paths in total safety on a comfortable latest generation E-MTB and to get to know places of historical and cultural interest. The Campo Imperatore plateau, located at an altitude varying between 1500 and 1900 meters, is about twenty kilometers long. The peaks that delimit and surround what is commonly defined as "Little Tibet" are among the highest and most suggestive of the Apennines. What is most striking in Campo Imperatore are the spaces, the vast dimensions that are always totally visible. The endless pastures are used for the summer pasture of sheep flocks and herds of cattle and horses that transhuman in Puglia in winter, in a ritual that has been repeated for thousands of years, transhumance.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.32
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$119.32
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7 days tour PUGLIA & MATERA by train for solo travellers, backpackers, couples

7 days tour PUGLIA & MATERA by train for solo travellers, backpackers, couples

This tour is ideal for those traveling alone or in couple and wants to visit the most beautiful places in Puglia with a low budget, using trains and other ecological means such as bicycles
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,529.82
Price varies by group size
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$1,529.82
Price varies by group size
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Discovering the best of Puglia in a Small Group 6 Days 5 Nights

Discovering the best of Puglia in a Small Group 6 Days 5 Nights

Puglia is rich in historic and cultural treasures, and known for its dazzling coastline and superb cuisine. With this multi-day tour, take in the best of the region without the hassle of travel planning. Arrive in Bari via high-speed train from Rome and visit highlights like the UNESCO-listed towns of Alberobello and Matera, the baroque jewel of Lecce, and the whitewashed villages of Locorotondo and Ostuni.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,038.68
Price varies by group size
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$2,038.68
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What are Castel del Monte hours of operation?
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Castel del Monte hours of operation: Daily Apr–Sept 10:15am–7:45pm; Oct–March 9am–6.30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Castel del Monte tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Castel del Monte can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Castel del Monte 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Castel del Monte costs USD 9.80. Guided Castel del Monte tours start around USD 9.80 per person.
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