Northern Puglia: Castel del Monte, Trani, Bari (2015-09-09)

Castel del Monte is a unique piece of medieval military architecture, built by Emperor Frederic II in the 13th century in the middle of nowhere. It was built in an octagonal shape, with each of the eight corners also having an octagonal tower.

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Trani, also known as the ‘pearl of Puglia’, is a beautiful small seaport town on the Adriatic Sea. Apart from the harbour, it boasts a huge cathedral (Basilica Cattedrale di Trani) and a castle (Castello Svevo).

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Bari is the capital of Puglia and its largest city. It boasts two remarkable churches: Basilica San Nicola and the cathedral (Duomo di Bari or Cattedrale di San Sabino) and a castle (Castello Normanno-Svevo). Because we only reached Bari late in the evening and it was raining, my pictures are limited to Bari’s monuments and streets at night.

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