10 - Imperial Tour (Castel del Monte & Trani)
Castel del Monte, UNESCO Heritage site, built by the great emperor Frederick II, called Stupor Mundi. The castle rises up on a hill in the Parco Nazionale dell’Alta Murgia. For its mysterious octagonal plan, used as astronomical observatory or maybe just as hunting manor, it is different from all other castles in Apulia.
Then Trani will charm you with its wonderful Cathedral of San Nicola Pellegrino, an example of Apulian Romanesque architecture, its two crypts consecrated to San Nicola and Santa Maria and its hypogeum of San Leucio. You will see the Swabian Castle (outside), a majestic fort of Frederick II, and the small alleyways of the Jewish neighborhood “Giudecca”, rich of old synagogues and small workshops. At the end of the tour, tasting of the Moscato, a typical sweet wine made in Trani.
It’s a dessert wine with a strong territorial character, which finds its place especially in combination with the traditional local sweets.
Appointment with the participants
Departure for Castel del Monte
Arrive and guided tour to the mysterious and charming octagonal castle
Departure for Trani
Free lunch or on request
Guided tour of Trani with its Cathedral, jewish quarter and Swabian Castle(exterior)
Tasting of Moscato of Trani (sweet wine)
End of the experience
THE PRICE INCLUDES
- means of transport car or minivan
- guide in English/Italian Language
- ticket to visit Castel del Monte
- tasting of Moscato wine of Trani
THE PRICE NOT INCLUDES
Shuttle bus (park/castle and back) to pay on the spot (€1 per person)
Experience guaranteed for min. 2pax.
Medium/low difficulty level - suitable for adults and children
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Every day, from Monday to Sunday