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Frederick II built 200 of these castles in
Puglia. This one is interesting because of its location right on the sea. It has an interesting av presentation in many languages and some great archaeological exhibits. The castle in Bari is more interesting and of course...More
A magnificently restored castle. The rooms are empty, though there is usually a temporary exhibition on the premises. It was a Brian Eno music and light show in 2017. The overall impression is of a very worthwhile project that will appeal primarily to lovers of...More
This very large and imposing building is empty of everything other than a few signs of explanation in English. When we visited it also had an exhibition of modern art which seemed completely out of place.
Not really worth the entrance fee
There are certainly more spectacular castles in Puglia, but this place is interesting and varied in its architecture and atmosphere.
When I visited there was a lovely sound and light installation by Brian Eno in one of the big rooms.
The castle clings to the...More
The castle looks interesting from the outside but inside it is a different story. Lots of empty rooms with the occasional nice view of the sea. For many years it was a prison and hopefully in the future it will be an attraction worth visiting....More
The castle has been renovated and is beautiful from the outside. It is located on the sea and close to the Cathedral. Not much to see inside and it is currently a woman's prison. A gem built by Frederick II.