Who we are
I am Marco, a 32 y.o. tour guide from Barletta, with a bunch of years of experience accompanying travelers among the wonderful places of Puglia. If you like a static and didactic tours I won’t definitely be your guide but if you are seeking for a dynamic and informal one, just pick me! I will make you enjoy the most beautiful spots of Puglia like a true local, among amazing landmarks, ancient traditions and delicious food from the heel of Italy.
What we offer
Castel del Monte, the famous octagonal fortress symbol of the crown of Frederick II of Swabia and magnificent testimony of one of the most representative and mysterious emperor of the medieval history. An hour and a half of tour inside the internal and external environments of the Frederick’s castel, to better understand what lies behind the apparent simplicity and sobriety of a castle that once looked much richer and more decorated than nowadays.
What will you do
We will meet at the CAT Parking and take the shuttle bus to the Castle (5 mins journey). Once arrived, we will have an external tour of the Castle with a focus on its peculiar shape and the stunning panorama that can be enjoyed from there. Then we will get into the misteryous rooms and enviroments, where we will discover not only the beautiful architecture and decorations but also the ideas and concepts that lied behind the building of this fortress, in the middle of nowhere. Little quizzes and riddles will feature the entire visit, like an escape room game! At the end of the internal visit there will be a final walk throughout the forest that surrounds the castle. Then we will get back the the parking.
Duration: 2 hours
What is included
Visit of the Castle and surrounding environments with a licensed and experienced tour guide.
(entrance ticket not included)
What advantage do we want to give you?
The tour is exclusive, dedicated and tailor made for small groups. Guests will be accompained throughout every step of the experience, differently tha the usual tour guide which will await for you at the Castle entrance.
– the cost is 30€/person.
– only bookings with a maximum of 12 people are accepted.
This service is in collaboration with these accommodations:
– Lovely Apartment in the Hearth of Puglia Imperiale
– Balcony Room in the Historical Center of Barletta