10 - Imperial Tour (Castel del Monte & Trani)

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DESCRIPTION

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.

PLAN

08:30 a.m.
Appointment with the participants

08:45 a.m.
Departure for Castel del Monte

10:00 a.m.
Arrive and guided tour to the mysterious and charming octagonal castle

12:30 p.m.
Departure for Trani

01:00 p.m.
Free lunch or on request

02:00 p.m.
Guided tour of Trani with its Cathedral, jewish quarter and Swabian Castle(exterior)

04:00 p.m.
Tasting of Moscato of Trani (sweet wine)

04:30 p.m.
Return

05:30 p.m.
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
  • insurance
THE PRICE NOT INCLUDES

Shuttle bus (park/castle and back) to pay on the spot (€1 per person)

TO REMEMBER

Experience guaranteed for min. 2pax.
Medium/low difficulty level - suitable for adults and children

For more informations about terms and conditions, click here

WHEN

Every day, from Monday to Sunday

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