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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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  • Extraordinary Cathedral overlooking the sea, majestic and beautiful inside and out. The wide open spaces that surround it underscore the importance and the suggestion that this beautiful church offers. Not to be missed.
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  • Unique monument in a unique setting. In front of the sea, next to the Castle and the Venetian harbor. The sum of the history of our country in the Adriatic.
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  • We came there with friends when a beautiful wedding here was over. Pomp and circumstance for this beautiful Cattedrale. However was our nose the Church closed when the wedding was over. Unfortunately, because according to internet was the beautiful interiors.
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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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