Trani and its wonders
The historic centre of Trani, with the majestic shapes of the Cathedral of San Nicola Pellegrino, a masterful example of apulian romanesque architecture, vertiginously high and the Castle built by Frederick II, houndres of alleyways with seafood restaurants and fascinating views. Behind the romantic port begins the Jewish district of Giudecca, where stands the Synagogue of Scolanova, one of the oldest in Europe. Do not miss the Church of the Templars and the Monastery on the sea.
What to visit
The Cathedral Trani
A wonderful Church on the sea, was built using the worldwide famous stone of Trani, a limestone tuff, extracted from the quarries of the city, characterized by a clear pink color, almost white. The double flight of stairs leads to the bronze portal of 1180, made by the sculptor Barisano from Trani, while the bell tower dominates the building. Inside, the sober character of the decorations confers a great spirituality to the upper church, from which access to the first crypt, the Church of Santa Maria. A staircase leads to the second crypt, entitled to Saint Nicola Pilgrim, where the remains of the saint are buried. At the lower level there is also the hypogeum of San leucio, under the sea level.
The castle of Trani is one of the most beautiful examples of fortifications built by Frederick II. It rises a short distance from the Cathedral of Trani, by the sea, at the centre of a bay whose low seabed always constituted an excellent defense both from the fury of the waves, and from any attacks on that front.
Typical products of the territory
SWEET MUSCAT WINE
FISH SOUP (CIAMBOTTO)
The Medieval Week is organized by the cultural association Trani Tradizioni. During the week it will be possible to enjoy the spectacle of the historical parades with their fascinating costumes, fighting, flag wavers with musicians and jesters. These attractions will be accompanied by children’s events, itineraries and guided tours that will interest the Castle and the historic center of the city.