city and comune in Apulia, Italy

Andria is an old city in the south of Italy. Home to about 100,000 people, it's the fourth-largest town in the Apulia region. Famous for its wines, almonds and olives, Andria was once a favourite residence of 13th-century Emperor Frederick II, who gave the city its famous Castel del Monte.

Castel del Monte

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  • 1 Castel del Monte (urban bus line 6 departs from Andria Railway Station to Castel del Monte from April to October. The online timetables and those posted at the bus stop are incorrect. The actual workday departure times are: 09:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:30 and 15:40. The afternoon return times are 12:10, 14:00, 16:10 and 19:30), . This small citadel is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Monument. A famous monument in the Alta Murgia National Park in the territory of Andria, Castel del Monte, was built by Frederick II of Swabia on top of a hill near the Monastery of Santa Maria del Monte. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is depicted on the 1 euro cent coin, it has various architectural and geometric peculiarities €10.    
  • Cathedral. The 12th-century cathedral has an even older crypt, dating from the 7th century. Two wives of Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, Isabella of England and Jolanda of Brienne, are buried in the crypt.
  • The Porta Sant'Andrea in the historic centre is interesting, as are the portal of the church of Sant'Agostino, the Palazzo Ducale and the Torre dell' Clock..

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