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Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte is a citadel boasting one of Italy’s most fascinating 13th century castles (according to the “Enciclopedia Italiana”). Built during the 1240s by the Emperor Frederick II, it is well known for its octagonal shape and its octagonal towers on each corner. The building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and appears on the Italian version of the 1 euro-cent coin.

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