Rocca del Garagnone

Rocca del Garagnone

Archaeological site

Rocca del Garagnone, the Invisible Castle

The Archaeological site Rocca del Garagnone consists of a Medieval Castle ruins.

It has been also denominated Invisible Castle, because, built by the rocks of the Puglia’s Apennine Range, it was completely camouflaged into the landscape.

Moreover, it has been partly destroyed due to the earthquake of 1731, but refurbished by Federico II and renominated as Domus, considering its purpose about the agriculture and pastoralism management.

Located in the National Park of Alta Murgia, in the countryside of Possiorsini, the Rocca del Garagnone stands in a beautiful territory.

Here, the main economical activity is still pastoralism, and it’s usual to run into locals during the “transumanza” or come across the typical enclosures denominated “Jazzi” that are built by little pieces of rocks artfully fitted without any cement.

Furthermore, it’s quite close to some important cities like Altamura and Gravina in Puglia, as well as some other very interesting sites.

Nearby, just some kilometers far from it, there’s the Bauxite Cave of Spinazzola, also located in the middle of the National Park of Alta Murgia.

Instead, going a bit towards the north-east direction, another Castle is waiting to be visited: Castel del Monte, located in the surrounding area of Andria city.

The Rocca del Garagnone is a hiking, trekking, and cycling site for people who love nature and history at the same time!

The pristine nature around it gives a lot of great sensations, colors, and fragrances that come from the natural vegetation, among which there is the “ferula”, a typical plant of the Alta Murgia.

If you need more info or want to arrange a guided tour to visit the Rocca del Garagnone as well as the National Park of Alta Murgia, please contact the Managing Authority and take a look at the forecast directly by the proper area below.

Otherwise, visit the website ⇒ www.parcoaltamurgia.gov.it

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