Places of Interest nearby
Location address: Italy, Castel del Monte
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Castel del Monte’s biggest tourist event is La Notte delle Streghe or The Night of the Witches, an annual event for which the town is well-known. Held in mid-August, thousands visit the town for the late-night spectacle where the entire historic district serves as a stage for residents who play the roles of townspeople and witches in a folk drama in the local dialect known as “Castellano”.
In 2006, Castel del Monte was named one of the “borghi più belli d’Italia”, the most beautiful villages of Italy. The town has also been recognized by the Slow Food movement for its sustainable agriculture, in particular its canestrato cheese.
Did you know that Castel del Monte was used in the not so brilliant movie The American with the brilliant actor George Clooney!