Castel del Monte, Puglia: vaulting

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RIBApix ref no RIBA27710
Artist/PhotographerHance, Dennis
CityCastel del Monte
Subject Date1249
Image Date1990
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceDHI207
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Dennis Hance / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This massive octagonal castle crowning an isolated peak of the western Murge, was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen c. 1240-1249. It was purchased by the Italian State in 1876 in a state of ruin and was thereafter restored.

Subject tags

castles, palaces, vaulting