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The world of Frederick II

In the "World of Frederick II", history becomes alive, becomes experience of emotions and knowledge through the performance of multimedia, exhibits and storyline. The visitor experience is divided into two parts: the construction of a narrative museum in the Castle's interior, and the evening performance, based on innovative languages which allow the use of advanced technologies that integrate imaginary scenery to the outstanding performances of the actors of the Italian theater.

The narrative museum is peopling the Castle with stories from the" World of Frederick II". Visitors become integral part of the excitements of the court life, get to know the historical and political events and personalities that marked the Emperor's lifetime. Through an interactive and very atmospheric journey, an exhibition of art and media illuminate the personality of Frederick and his time: the arts, the crafts, the struggle against the pope and his human side as well. In his monologue the Emperor states that he is infiltrated by the desire for perfection, which has been the result of his education.

Frederick has devoted his life to bring together through art, culture, government, civil society he boundless "Stupor Mundi", the curiosity about the world. Historic personage and daily life is offered by the visitor itinerary in the narrative museum and a dramatic staging taking place in the courtyard of the Castle with a special effect film. Technology and creativity allow the walls of the Castle to become testimony and reveal what people have seen, heard, imagined, suspected and finally discovered.




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The Location

Lagopesole can be the prototype of a peripheral cultural heritage and touristic attraction. It is a picturesque village built around a medieval castle surrounded by wonderful forests. The castle will be the venue of our transnational events: 2nd project meeting, 1st study visit and evaluation workshop, 1st stakeholder workshop and 1st project info day.



The Venue

Here you can find all news and informations useful for your arrival and accommodation. First of all the event agenda that will take place in the Castle. In order to experience the daily life in the village, we are involving local accommodation facilities located in the center of the village, very close to the Castle.

Porta Castello
Porta Castello
La Dimora di Federico
La Dimora di Federico
La Gemma di Lagopesole
Le Gemme
Cavalieri di Bianca Lancia
Cavalieri di Bianca Lancia



How to arrive

The closest airport is Napoli Capodichino, about 2 hours driving from the castle. POTENZA is the main city close to Lagopesole. From the Naples airport (Capodichino) there is a public bus service to Potenza provided by Autolinee Liscio.


Time schedule during the working days

From Naples airport 14:00 17:30 21:50
Potenza Arrival 16:30 20:10 23:40


Fee: 8,10 euro + 2 euro extra for on board ticketing (no ticket counter at the airport, so 10,10 euro)
Busses to Potenza leave from the round about “Viale Fulco Ruffo di Calabria” (close to the GE.S.A.C parking)

On the bus windscreen you will read the final destination: “POTENZA”, on the side of the bus you will read “LISCIO”

Those notes have been translated in english from the bus service official web site www.autolineeliscio.it. DIVERTIMENTO is not responsible for the reliability of the original informations.



From Bari Palese airport

To go to Lagopesole you can drive for about 1 hour and 45 minutes following this route or by public transports go to Bari central station and get any train to Foggia (use Trenitalia website to choose the most convenient). From Foggia to Lagopesole by bus.