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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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  • Magical place, steeped in history and culture by the sea. Exciting, as well as sites that surround it.
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  • The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is the main place of Catholic worship in the city of Trani, in Apulia. Is the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie and dignity of minor basilica. This is an example of Apulian Romanesque architecture. Its construction is tied to the events of san Nicola Pellegrino, from the time of the Normans. It was built using stone from Trani, a typical local building material: it is a tufa, retrieved from the quarries of the city, characterized by a very light pink, almost white. The Church is notable for its showy transept and for use of the pointed arch in the passage below the belfry, not wide spread phenomenon in Romanesque architecture.
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  • I stopped in trani a day because I was passing x gallipoli. beautiful clean and white cathedral on the sea excellence ... really beautiful ....
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  • 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.
  • One of the most beautiful cathedrals ever seen. Majestic rises on the sea
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  • Built with stone from Trani, a light pink, Romanesque architecture, this cathedral stands next to the sea. Another characteristic is the pointed arch that opens below the Bell Tower. The bronze central door is by Barisano da Trani, of which the original is exhibited inside the building. There are two Crypts: San Nicola Pellegrino and Santa Maria. Beautiful the underside of the Church full of columns from Roman capitals. Further down, below sea level there is the hypogeum of San Leucio.
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