Part of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park, Castel del Monte has enchanted people for centuries with its beautiful, majestic surroundings, which make it the perfect destination for those who seek a pristine natural environment. The town has a medieval layout and atmosphere, largely due to its distinctive houses, which resemble towers. Castel del Monte has long symbolized nomadism, and the production of the famous local Canestrato cheese is linked to this ancient practice. The rind bears the imprint of the basket in which it was matured, and its intense flavor, which gives way to a slight sweetness, is reminiscent of fragrant summer meadows. Canestrato has the flavor of ancient history: To taste it is to travel back in time and relive the treasured memory of bygone days.