- CATTEDRALE DI TRANI
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The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is the main place of Catholic worship in the city of Trani, in Puglia. It is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie. Included in the list of “Italian wonders”, it is an example of Apulian Romanesque architecture. Its construction is related to the history of St. Nicholas Pellegrino, dating back to the Norman era.
It was built using stone from Trani, a building material typical of the area: it is a tufa, quarried in the city, characterized by a very light pink color, almost white. The church is distinguished by its striking transept and the use of the pointed arch in the passage under the bell tower, the phenomenon is not very common in Romanesque.
- CASTELLO DI TRANI
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The Swabian castle of Trani was built in the town of Trani in 1233, under the reign of Frederick II of Swabia.
Construction began in 1233 and the fortifications were completed in 1249, according to the draft Cinardo Philip, count of Conversano and Acquaviva, great constable and military engineer of the Emperor, and edited by Stefano of Romoaldo Carabarese, with fortifications “in front and around the castle”.
- MUSEO DELLE CARROZZE
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The carriage museum is located in Piazza Quercia in Trani, 30 meters far from our house. This museum houses has an impressive collection of around forty coaches and their finishes, borders, etc., Ordered in the eighteenth century palace Antonacci.
- CASTEL DEL MONTE
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BUSINESS HOURS (from 01/04 to 30/09) 10:15–19:30
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Castel del Monte is a building of the XIII century built by Emperor Frederick II in Apulia, in the hamlet of the town of Andria, 18 km from the city, near the town of Santa Maria del Monte, in the province of Barletta- Andria-Trani.
It is located on a hill in the western chain of the Murge, 540 meters above sea level.
It has been listed as national monuments Italians in 1936 and in that of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. In 1998 the silhouette of Castel del Monte is chosen for the 1 eurocent, coined for Italy.
- CASTELLO DI BARLETTA
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The castle of Barletta is the result of a series of architectural stratifications due to the succession of several dynasties in power, successive eleventh century to the eighteenth century. It was a fortress for defensive purposes, surrounded by sea that occupied the moat around the castle and isolated him from potential enemy attacks. It is a strategic point in the city life and a major urban core. It houses the town library, the municipal museum and a conference hall and exhibitions.
Among the works, over an alleged bust of Frederick II of Swabia in limestone, dating from the thirteenth century, is here placed the sarcophagus of the Apostles, high-relief stone first evidence of Christianity in Barletta, dating from the period between the third and IV century.