Friday, 22 December 2017

Castel del Monte

This postcard arrived a few days before Christmas and it was a true anticipated gift! It's been a while that I was looking for a postcard of this castle with an unusual shape.

Castel del Monte
This postcard was sent by Cristina

Castel del Monte, located in the municipality of Andria, rises on a rocky hill dominating the surrounding countryside of the Murgia region in southern Italy near the Adriatic Sea. A unique piece of medieval architecture, it was completed in 1240. The castle’s location, its perfect octagonal shape, as well as the mathematical and astronomical precision of its layout all reflect the broad education and cultural vision of its founder, Emperor Frederick II. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/398

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