Castel del Monte

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RIBApix ref no RIBA25506
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityCastel del Monte
Subject Date1249
Image Date1963
ViewExterior
StyleMedieval
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ITA/794
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Castel del Monte, a World Heritage site, is situated on a small hill close to the monastery of Santa Maria del Monte. It was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in 1229-1249 and was used primarily as a hunting lodge. It was later turned into a prison and used as a refuge during the plague.

Subject tags

Landscape, castles, Agriculture