Landmarks in Puglia

A region rich in history, the favorite residence of the Normans and later of Frederick II of Swabia, still today preserves in its territory a network of castles.
Antiquity in Puglia Fortifications range from Norman, Swabian and Aragonese castles, each with its different style, to the fortified farms oh the countryside, to Castel del Monte, by large the most interesting castle in Italy, with its peculiar shape and position, in the middle of a solitary plain, or the fortresses of Otranto, Taranto and other maritime towns, considered for centuries as the "door of Italy", from the south-east Mediterranean and the Middle East.