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Trani & Castel del Monte: Day Trip and Local Cuisine Tasting

1. Trani & Castel del Monte: Day Trip and Local Cuisine Tasting

The day trip begins at 9.30 am at Trani where you will meet the guide. Trani is located north of Bari and is easily accessible by train and car. With a comfortable transfer you will leave towards the Alta Murgia National Park, where you will reach a Masseria, a typical farmhouse of the area and here you will taste the flavors of the delicious local cuisine and you will have the opportunity to meet the welcoming locals. At the end of the tasting we will leave again in the nearby Castel del Monte for an external visit with the tour guide to discover the architecture and history of this magnificent octagonal castle, a UNESCO site. Return to Trani at 2 PM PROGRAM: 9.30 am meeting with driver and guide 10.30 am guided tour Castel del monte 12.00 pm transfer to the farmhouse for the tasting 2.00 pm return in Trani

From Matera: Day Trip to Trani and Castel del Monte

2. 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.

Trani: Private Walking Tour

3. Trani: Private Walking Tour

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.

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.

Private Trani Walking Tour with Moscato Wine Tasting

5. Private Trani Walking Tour with Moscato Wine Tasting

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.

Trani: 2-Hour Guided City Tour

6. Trani: 2-Hour Guided City Tour

Your visit to the maritime city of Trani will begin in with the harbor, one of the main symbols of the city. The harbor's strategic location made it ideal for trades, and sequentially enriched the city substantially, particularly during the time of Frederick II.  Afterwards, you will visit the fort and public garden, before making your way to the magnificent Romanesque cathedral which is the main place of worship in the city. Finally, you will visit the Swabian Castle (ticket to be purchased on-site) which was built in 1233 under Frederick II of Swabia. It's been modified several times throughout the centuries, and you'll be able to learn about its fascinating history as you tour it.

Bisceglie: 2-Hour Private Tour

7. Bisceglie: 2-Hour Private Tour

During this 2-hour private tour, explore the pretty town of Bisceglie with your guide. Starting from the historic center, you will visit Saint Peter Apostle of 1073 A.D. in Romanesque Apulian style with relics inside of the Saint martyrs Mauro, Sergio and Pantaleone. The tour will continue in the historical center with a 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.  The tour will end at the 27 meter high tower and the ruins of the Swabian Angevin Castle

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What people are saying about Trani

We had a most interesting tour with Anna Lisa. She has a wealth of knowledge about Trani and Puglia. She looked after us very well and was completely dedicated to us throughout the tour. I would have said she was excellent. I have given the overall tour a Good grade based on it predominantly spent looking at buildings from the outside, I would have enjoyed seeing some from the inside.

Very kind operators. We found the tour canceled due to not reaching the number of people. Ready to find an alternative for two, problem solved in a very short time, we had driver, guide and entrance to Castel del Monte. Already tried in the past, Get Your Guide is confirmed as a guarantee for the tour operator circuit to refer to.

The castle was massive and quite interesting when we learned about all the symbolism in decoration and such. The guide was well-informed and when we got to the town of Trani, he made sure that we found a great place to eat lunch and knew where to meet our driver before leaving our presence.

Extremely interesting visit, prepared and helpful guide.