One of Southern Italy’s Swabian castles, the Castle of Trani was the place where Manfred of Sicily (son of Frederick II) celebrated his wedding to Helena Angelina Doukaina. One of the most interesting Swabian castles that Frederick II built in Southern Italy, the Castle of Trani stands by the sea in defense of the city. The Castle […]

Known as the ‘Pearl of Puglia’, beautiful Trani has a sophisticated feel, particularly in summer when well-heeled visitors pack the array of marina-side bars. The marina is the place to promenade and watch the white yachts and fishing boats in the harbour, while the historic centre, with its medieval churches, glossy limestone streets, historic Jewish […]