Castel del Monte Abruzzo Italy
Castel del Monte Abruzzo is a beautiful renaissance village, covering the top of a small hill within the region’s Gran Sasso mountain range. The village of Castel del Monte affords visitors a 360-degree view over the mountains and is recognized as one of the most beautiful of its kind in Italy (borhi piu belli d’Italia). Castel Del Monte is definitely worth visiting, due to its wealth of medieval and renaissance architecture in a superb hilltop location. And, as it is 1 hour and 30-minute drive from Pescara, an accommodation in Pescara Italy will be the best choice as it offers the convenience to easily base yourself to explore the Abruzzo region of Italy.
One of the most imposing features of Castel del Monte in Abruzzo is its defensive walls, which surround the town. These town walls feature a total of 5 defensive gates, all dating back to the Medici period and they served as a way to keep bandits out and away from town. Through the years, the town has retained its renaissance charm and medieval flair, mostly because it remains unspoilt by commercialization and over-tourism.
Visitors to Castel del Monte in Abruzzo find a delightful mixture of quiet attractions, ranging from its tall and thin medieval houses to its centuries-old church (St. Mark’s Church) dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Inside the church is a renaissance altar and a collection of beautiful Baroque statues, on top of a baptismal font that traces its history back to the 16th century. Another highlight of the town is the Saint Maria Church, which also dates back to the 15th century. It features a stunning Baroque style interior, and an iconic statue and image of the Madonna in traditional local costume. The same church is where the annual Our Lady of the Shepherds procession is held, which is a great cultural highlight to your trip when visiting around the month of September. Castel del Monte has plenty of other exciting attractions and hidden gems to offer, if you take time to visit this quiet medieval village.
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