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Cattedrale di Trani, Trani

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Just next to the sea, Romanesque Cattedrale di Trani was constructed from local Tufa limestone, which gives the structure its light pink, almost white color. Evidence of the first house of worship on this spot goes back to the fourth century, though the church as we see it now was begun in 1099. Simple in style, it remains imposingly beautiful inside and out. Climb the bell tower, added between 1230 and 1239, for views of the sea and city below, or descend into the crypt, which remains just as it was built almost 1,000 years ago. Work out when and for how long to visit Cattedrale di Trani and other Trani attractions using our handy Trani vacation builder.
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  • From gape. Too bad the main entrance is almost always closed. Admirable religious hymns spread from the speaker in the upper chapel. Give it a rest and become one with the shattering of the Gothic Cathedral. A gem!
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  • This artistic gem is worth the trip in Trani. Keep an eye out if you turn for Apulia or if you're close for vacation. detour and enjoy it in all its glory. Among other things than other cathedrals has a very original!
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  • One of the symbols of Puglia. Architecturally outstanding is the perfect backdrop for weddings, photo shoots and films. Natural stage of many events is absolutely a must for all tourists arriving in Puglia. The sea dominates Trani, Pearl of the Adriatic
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  • Beautiful cathedral and shore! There was even a traditional Italian wedding when I got there and had to hide because of the rain. Really worth the trip!
  • One of the most stunning Cathedrals in Italy. It dates back to the 12th century and has three levels of building inside. It is built in white sandstone and is surrounding by historical buildings and the port of Trani. There is nothing else like it in all of Italy. Worth the visit to Trani just to see the Cattedrale. Gorgeous and breathtaking.
  • My one opportunity to visit this cathedral on a day trip from Bari and it was randomly closed!!! They could of allocated a special designated area for visitors to see the floor mosaic and alter, at the very least. I even made the effort to arrive in morning before it closes for lunch. Wow, what inflexibility!!! Don't know if I'll ever get the chance to visit here again, very disappointed.
  • A masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, this UNESCO-listed gem should be on top of your must-see places in Apulia. Built with local white limestone, its dazzling white, ornate façade and tall steeple are an incredible reminder of the architectural skills in the Middle Ages. In the lower level there are still frescoes dating to XI century and a crypt. Free entrance.
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