Trani Walking Tour
- Small group
- Duration options: 1.5 - 2 hours
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.
Join this guided tour of the beautiful town of Trani, often called the pearl of the Adriatic sea and a city known for its 19th century architecture and medieval art. The tour begins with a visit to the Swabian-Angevin-Aragonese castle built by Frederick II of Swabia on the Adriatic Sea. From the castle, the tour continues to the magnificent Cathedral of Trani, one of the most beautiful and evocative Romanesque-style cathedrals in Apulia, which stands towering over the sea. After enjoying the beauty of the cathedral, visit the medieval Jewish quarter, built in all-white stone, as well as two synagogues along the way: the Scola Nova and the Scola Grande. The tour ends with a leisurely walk along the tourist port in old town.
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 mete...
Day 1: Lecce Your first day will begin with your independent arrival in Lecce. Once there you will check-in to your accommodation in the historic center for 2 nights. Day 2: Lecce After breakfast, you'll meet with your tour guide at Piazza Sant'Oronzo. From there you'll start to discover Lecce, which is one of the most fascinating and elegant cities in southern Italy. The streets of the historic center here host wonderful palaces and churches built in a Baroque style. Day 3: Monopoli and Alberobello Following breakfast and check-out from your accommodation, you will depart for Monopoli by train. After checking in to your accommodation in the historic center, you will have free time for lunch before you transfer by minivan towards Alberobello, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1996. The town boasts the highest concentration of Trulli, t...
Meet your driver in the center of Bari, from where you depart towards Trani. Considered "the pearl of the Adriatic Sea", stroll along its charismatic streets whilst admiring the famous Apulian Romanesque cathedral on the sea. Following that, encounter the Swabian castle, which was built by Emperor Frederick II in 1233. The historic center also houses the Jewish Quarter, La Giudecca, and two 12th-century synagogues. Following your sightseeing, visit a cellar to taste some authentic wines obtained from local vines. You then reach an oil mill at which you can learn the method to obtain extra-virgin olive oil, with tastings of some oils included. You then travel to Andria to walk through the alleys of the historic center with your guide. Your tour later results at the Confetti Museum, the location in which this typical sweet has been produced for generations. Whilst there, learn the histor...
Your day begins as you meet your driver who will accompany you on an exciting one-day discovery tour from Bari. In Trani you will travel with your guide to discover this fascinating city, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic Sea". You can admire the Swabian Castle from the outside, as well as its beautiful and majestic cathedral on the sea which was built in an Apulian-Romanesque style. From there you will enter the historic center of Giudecca, where an ancient 12th-century synagogue is located. You will then arrive to the port, where you can admire the typical fish boats and see the freshly caught fish for sale. Your guide will then accompany you to the meeting point from where you'll leave towards an oil mill where you can taste some excellent local extra-virgin olive oil. Finally, you will arrive to Castel del Monte. Built by Emperor Frederick II, this UNESCO-listed castle is one of ...
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.
Start your journey by meeting your guide at the Swabian castle. After a pleasant meet and greet, set-off with a tour around the outside of the medieval fortress, admiring its beauty set against the sea. Continue toward the beautiful Cathedral on the sea, an example of Apulian Romanesque architecture, the building of which commenced in 1099. This Cathedral will be sure to amaze all those who witness it for the first time. Continue toward the alleys of the historic center where the Giudecca is located, the Jewish procession built between 1200 and 1500, characterized by stone buildings and the presence of a synagogue from the 12th century. Strolling through the city you will have the opportunity to enter every temple. Your guided tour will come to an end on the characteristic port of Trani, dotted with typical fishing and small boats.
Discover the beautiful medieval town of Trani, a city of art, known for its medieval monuments and its 19th-century buildings. Discover the old town, starting with a visit to the medieval castle built by Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen in 1233 on the Adriatic Sea. The tour continues with a visit to the magnificent Cathedral of Trani, the most beautiful cathedral in the Romanesque style of Puglia, built in honor of St. Nicholas the Pilgrim, the patron saint of the city. After seeing the beauty of the cathedral, the tour continues in the medieval Jewish quarter, built entirely of white stone, and you will visit the outside two synagogues along the way - Scolanova and Scola Grande. The tour ends with Moscato wine tasting and a lovely walk along the yacht harbor.
Admire the spectacular views of Trani at sunset as the glow of the sun illuminates the clear blue sea and the area's white buildings are transformed into a beautiful rose color. Begin your tour at the entrance of Castello di Trani and head towards the beautiful Villa Comunale, a public garden by the sea. Admire panoramic views of the town from the garden's little "fortino". Next, take a stroll along the harbor, where you'll meet fishermen selling their catch of the day. Continue through the Jewish Quarter, where you'll see two old synagogues before reaching the cathedral on the sea. Nearby, admire the beautiful Svevo Castle, an ancient fortress built by Frederick II of Swabia. Finish your tour with an aperitif in one of the oldest buildings in Trani. Enjoy typical local products and delicious local wine as you admire the spectacular sunset.
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We completed a wonderful walking tour of Trani with Enzo. She was excellent and very knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommended