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Bari: Norman-Swabian Castle Guided Tour
30 USD
Delve into the rich history of Bari as you embark on a captivating guided tour of its majestic 13th-century Norman-Swabian Castle. Wander through the picturesque courtyard, marvel at the ancient moats, and uncover the intriguing secrets hidden within the Gipsoteca's remarkable sculptures. With your knowledgeable guide by your side, discover the fascinating archaeological treasures that await you.
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Delve into the storied past of Bari at the iconic Norman-Swabian Castle, whose imposing façade is surrounded by a majestic moat. Join your expert guide, an art historian, for an immersive tour of this 13th-century fortress-turned-museum. Be mesmerized by the exquisite jewelry displays and marvel at the remarkable sculptures on exhibit in the Gipsoteca. Step into the castle's grandeur with your guide, who will lead you through the picturesque central courtyard and out to the three imposing stone towers. Next, venture into the west wing's Gipsoteca, where you'll discover a treasure trove of plaster replicas of world-renowned sculptures and monumental carvings. These incredible works of art were crafted by Mario Sabatelli and Pasquale Duretti in 1911 to commemorate Italy's 50th year of unity. As you explore the castle, you'll also come across an impressive collection of ceramic tableware unearthed in the east wing, as well as a dazzling array of jewelry in the Minorenni Tower. Finally, immerse yourself in the rich history of the Norman room, a true highlight of this unforgettable experience.