Trani
History & Heritage

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Trani History & Heritage

From Bari: 5-Day Puglia and Basilicata Tour

1. From Bari: 5-Day Puglia and Basilicata Tour

Day 1, Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently to Bari, meet with your guide at 6 PM at the Swabian Castle for a walking street food tour. Visit Orecchiette Street where typical pasta is made by the local ladies, the Cathedral of San Sabino, and the imposing Basilica of San Nicola. Throughout the tour, taste the famous sgagliozze, tasty pieces of fried polenta, and focaccia. At the end of the day, check-in at the Palace Hotel or similar. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure.  Day 2: Castel del Monte to Trani Your second day will begin as you meet your driver and guide before departing for Castel del Monte to one of the most mysterious and fascinating castles in Southern Italy. After some free time, check-in at the Palazzo Paciotti (or similar). Get ready to discover Trani, which is known as the "Slow City" and the "Pearl of the Adriatic Sea". Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure. Day 3: Matera, Alberobello After Breakfast, check-out before meeting with your driver and guide at 9 AM and departing for Matera, which is a UNESCO site and considered one of the most suggestive places in southern Italy. You will have free time for lunch, after which you will depart for Alberobello check-in at the Trulli Holiday Resort or similar. Enjoy a guided tour at 6 PM then enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure.  Day 4: Ostuni Lecce After breakfast, meet the driver to transfer to Ostuni, which is also called the "White City”. Explore with a local guide this place where it's possible to enjoy the amazing expanse of olive trees surrounded by the deep-blue sea. Transfer to Lecce and check-in to a 4-star hotel. Lecce walking tour with a licensed tour guide at 6 PM. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure. Day 5: Lecce Following breakfast at your hotel, check-out marking the end of your tour.

...
Trani: Walking Tour w/ Synagogue Visit + Olive Oil Tasting

2. Trani: Walking Tour w/ Synagogue Visit + Olive Oil Tasting

Situated in a geographical strategic position, Trani has always been a cultural and economic center of Apulia, and it is for such prestige that Trani has been called "Apulia's Pearl". After meeting the guide at the meeting point, you'll take a stroll in the historical center. This quarter has been made precious by artistic buildings belonging to every age and every style, bestowed with winding roads according to typical medieval urban planning. You'll be surprised at every corner with a small church or the remains of a synagogue. After visiting the cathedral and the Swabian castle the guide will leave you near the harbor, a gorgeous and exciting place where you can find several cafes and shops.

...
From Matera: Day Trip to Trani and Castel del Monte

3. From Matera: Day Trip to Trani and Castel del Monte

Enjoy the historic port town of Trani and UNESCO-listed Castel del Monte in one day. Explore 2 of Puglia's most alluring sights with a convenient transfer from Matera via a comfortable minivan. Tuck into an Apulian lunch at a local farmhouse. Meet your driver in the center of Matera and leave for imperial Apulia. After an hour-long drive, arrive in Trani, the "Pearl of the Adriatic Sea". Catch beautiful views over the Adriatic Sea and the Italian coast. Be led by your local tour guide to Trani Castle and the seafront Cathedral. Visit the ancient Jewish quarter with its Synagogues and a maze of small alleyways. After the walking tour, hop on board the minivan to continue to a typical farmhouse in the Alta Murgia National Park. Taste the Apulian cuisine during a delicious light lunch. In the afternoon, reach the UNESCO site of Castel del Monte. Admire enchanting views from over 500 meters. Observe the beautiful park that surrounds you from above. On clear days, you can see the sea and the Gargano, a spectacle of nature. Learn about this emblematic octagonal castle, designed by Emperor Frederick II. Walk through the rooms inside the castle and discover the many mysteries and secrets that lie within its walls. Conclude the tour with a return transfer to Matera.

...
Bisceglie: Private Tour with Typical Sospiro Sweet Tasting

4. Bisceglie: Private Tour with Typical Sospiro Sweet Tasting

Bisceglie is a pretty little town 35 kilometers north of Bari, close to Trani and Barletta. The guided route will begin from the historic center, rich in churches and palaces of the 16th and 17th centuries.  During the tour, you will visit the Saint Peter Apostle of 1073 A.D. in Romanesque Apulian style with relics inside of the Saints Martyrs Mauro, Sergio and Pantaleone. The tour will continue in the historical center with the visit of some of the most important noble palaces such as Frisari Palace and Tupputi Palace and the Church of Sant'Adoeno, also of Romanesque style and built in the same year as the cathedral. Taste the typical sweet Sospiro biscegliese. According to a local legend, on the occasion of the wedding of Lucrezia Borgia, Countess of Bisceglie with Alfonso of Aragon, the clerics of the Monastery of St. Louis prepared these sweets, which proclaim the weddings of the two nobles. It is a light sponge cake made with egg and flour flavored with lemon zest. Its interior is stuffed with a cream with milk and vanilla, all covered with a thin sugar icing. The tour will end at the 27 meter high tower and the ruins of the Swabian Angevin Castle.

...
Bisceglie: Dolmen Megalithic Tomb

5. Bisceglie: Dolmen Megalithic Tomb

The Dolmen consists of three or more upright stones supporting a large flat horizontal capstone (table), although there are also more complex variants. Most date from the early Neolithic period (4000 to 3000 BC). Dolmens were usually covered with earth or smaller stones to form a barrow, though in many cases that covering has weathered away, leaving only the stone "skeleton" of the burial mound intact. It was discovered on 6 August 1909 by Mosso and Samarelli, who were responsible for the first excavations. Gervasio continued his search throughout the course of 1910. The tomb belongs to the type with long corridor, and consists of a burial chamber and an access corridor. The chamber is 1.80 m in height and is made up of three large vertical slabs made of limestone over which rests a cover slab that measures 2.40 m x 3.80 m. The excavations  performed in the chamber and in the dromos have yielded many human remains that can be estimated to be those of about ten individuals and a wide range of funeral objects, kneaded ceramic vases, necklace beads, and pendants, a fusaiola (bored piece) and fragments of obsidian and silica blades, and a bronze falera (valour medal). The remains of a circular fireplace was found almost at the centre of the dromos, one that must have been lit many times for ritual purposes. The Dolmen della Chianca, surrounded by olive trees, is unique. and this Unesco world heritage site deserves a visit.

...
Castel del Monte Tour with transfer from Trani

6. Castel del Monte Tour with transfer from Trani

After pick-up from the Trani Central Station, head to Castel del Monte, the most visited monument in Puglia on a private tour. The castle was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The Castel del Monte was built in 1240 by Federico II and sits atop a prominent hill in Alta Murgia National Park. The castle has a wonderful view of the surrounding landscape stretching all the way to the sea. Marvel at the castle's unique octagonal shape with eight towers and eight sides. A licensed tour guide will show you the castle and tell you about its incredible history. Learn about Federico II's fascinating life and his extravagant personality. Discover hidden aspects of life in the Italian Middle Ages and the many mysteries that remain about the Castel del Monte.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Trani

Want to discover all there is to do in Trani? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Trani

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Experience to be recommended to all those who want to fully appreciate the visit of the city Isabella who is the guide who accompanied us was not only prepared and professional but also very willing to meet our needs with the handicapped Thanks and good job Corrado and Cecilia

Great Tour

We completed a wonderful walking tour of Trani with Enzo. She was excellent and very knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommended