Castel del Monte & Trani Full-Day Tour
On this private tour, we will drive to the mysterious Castel del Monte and take a stroll through the old town of Trani.
The Castel del Monte was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II around the year 1240. Sitting on a hill at an elevation of about 1, 600 feet, you will enjoy beautiful views of the countryside and the sea from here.
The outer walls are each 75 feet high and the bastions about 80 feet high.
In 1996, the Castel del Monte was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and today it is shown on the reverse side of the Italian issued one cent Euro coin. After visiting the castle we will drive back to Trani for a walking tour of the town.
Trani is a historic fishing port and it’s a lovely place to explore, wander or relax. The town is reminiscent of 1950s films set in old-fashioned seaside Italy: historic buildings fading with casual charm, fish markets, and boats in the harbor.
We will visit the Cattedrale di San Nicola Pellegrino, which dominates the seashore from a spectacular position at the water’s edge. Dating to the twelfth century, the cathedral is dedicated to St. Nicholas the Pilgrim (a different St. Nicholas to the famous saint venerated in nearby Bari.) and is one of the most renowned sights of Puglia. The exterior is chiefly Romanesque in style, with a tall elongated facade, rose windows, and a stately campanile.
– Guiding Services
– Private Transportation