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    10 Activities

    From Castel Del Monte to Trani

    From Castel Del Monte to Trani
    Starts from

    Bari

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    10

    Duration

    12 hours

    Length

    21 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Bari

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    12 hours

    Length

    21 mi

    History and Culture
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    Emily Zanier

    Emily Zanier

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    Highlights

    • Visit the unique Castel del Monte, Unesco Heritage Site.
    • Explore Trani, the pearl of Puglia.
    • Enjoy great Italian food.
    On this day trip from Bari, you will visit two of the most amazing places in Puglia. Castel del Monte which is very unique and a Unesco Heritage site. It was built by Frederic the Second. Take a guided tour to understand the more about the crazyness of the character and why he built it like that.
    And you will explore Trani which is considered the pearl of Puglia, a beautiful town by the sea. It has a picturesque cathedral and also a castle built by Frederic the Second. Of course, like everywhere in Italy and especially in Puglia, you will enjoy some delicious Italian food.

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    On this day trip from Bari, you will visit two of the most amazing places in Puglia. Castel del Monte which is very unique and a Unesco Heritage site. It was built by Frederic the Second. Take a guided tour to understand the more about the crazyness of the character and why he built it like that.
    And you will explore Trani which is considered the pearl of Puglia, a beautiful town by the sea. It has a picturesque cathedral and also a castle built by Frederic the Second. Of course, like everywhere in Italy and especially in Puglia, you will enjoy some delicious Italian food.
    Emily Zanier

    Emily Zanier

    Blogger

    • Visit the unique Castel del Monte, Unesco Heritage Site.
    • Explore Trani, the pearl of Puglia.
    • Enjoy great Italian food.

    Day Itinerary

    10 Activities
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    Day 1

    21 mi2 mi

    On the Footsteps of Frederic the Second

    On this road trip you will visit Castel del Monte which is a unique and interesting castle built by Frederic the Second. Then you will go to Trani which is considered the pearl of Puglia. It is a scenic town by the sea with great views and captivating monuments. You will also enjoy great Italian food there.
    Castel del Monte
    10:001 hr 30 min

    Castel del Monte

    Castle
    Open Details
    Castel del Monte is a curiosity. It is an impressive construction on a hilltop, so you will be able to see it from far away. Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is pictured on the Italian coin of 1 cent of Euro.
    The castle was built in the 13th century by Frederick the Second. Everything is octagonal in the construction, the whole castle and the 8 towers. To be honest, there is not much to see inside, but you can visit it. You will get great views of the surrounding countryside. It would be more interesting to have a guided tour to understand more facts and learn about Frederic the Second.
    Whether you want to visit alone or take a guided tour, you have to book your ticket online.
    20.7 mi40 min
    12:105 min

    Parcheggio

    Parking
    Open Details
    Leave your car here and head to explore the castle of Trani and other historical sights.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Castello Svevo di Trani
    12:2545 min

    Castello Svevo di Trani

    Castle
    Open Details
    The castle of Trani is an impressive construction. It was built by Frederic the Second as well in 1233, like Castel del Monte that you just visited this morning.
    It is definitely worth to check it out from outside and the view on the beach, but you can also visit inside.
    0.1 mi5 min
    Quintessenza Ristorante
    13:151 hr

    Quintessenza Ristorante

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    If you're looking for a dining experience to enjoy, this fine restaurant is the perfect place to go. With its high-end decor and intimate atmosphere, it creates a luxurious ambiance that's sure to make your lunch more enjoyable.
    Since this restaurant is rather popular, it won't be excessive to book the table online in advance.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Palazzo Delle Arti Beltrani
    14:401 hr

    Palazzo Delle Arti Beltrani

    Art Gallery
    Open Details
    This is a palace for the arts. You can check out some quality art pieces and exhibits.
    Palazzo delle Arti "Beltrani" is located in the historical city of Trani. serves as a permanent exhibition site for art enthusiasts. On the second floor of this grand palace there is an art gallery named after Ivo Scaringi, renowned for his paintings.
    0.2 mi5 min
     Basilica di Trani
    15:451 hr

    Basilica di Trani

    Church
    Open Details
    The cathedral basilica is dedicated to Saint Nicolas the Pilgrim. It is huge and pinkish, very nice when the sun starts going down. Its location right by the sea makes it very picturesque. You can visit inside, in the crypt, the bones of Saint Nicholas are kept behind the altar. You can also go up the tower.
    0.8 mi15 min
    Il Fortino fortress
    17:0030 min

    Il Fortino fortress

    Scenic Lookout
    Open Details
    Walk along the port of Trani for great views until the end of this spot which is a great view point. You will see a beautiful view of the whole port of Trani. Great views by day or by night.
    0.3 mi10 min
    Villa Comunale di Trani
    18:051 hr 30 min

    Villa Comunale di Trani

    Park
    Open Details
    Walk around this beautiful park and take in the stunning views of the sea, of the ancient sights of Trani and the pieces of sculptures by Antonio Bassi. It's the perfect spot for families. And when you're done taking in all the sights, why not treat yourself to a delicious ice cream?
    0.2 mi5 min
    Le Lampare al Fortino
    20:001 hr 30 min

    Le Lampare al Fortino

    Italian Restaurant
    Open Details
    Have dinner at this exquisite restaurant with its breathtaking views, delectable food, and top-notch service. The restaurant is located in a stunning spot that overlooks some of the most beautiful scenery in town.
    To make sure you will get the table, it is better to make a reservation in advance on the official website.
    0.7 mi15 min
    21:455 min

    Parcheggio

    Parking
    Open Details
    Return to the parking to collect your car.
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