Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Sights


  • Piazza Manfredi 16 Map It
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Published 05/06/2016

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One of Federico II's most imposing fortresses, Trani Castle guarded the Adriatic sea route throughout the Middle Ages. It was the scene of several royal weddings of the Swabian and Anjou houses, as well as the place of imprisonment for life of Siffridina, Countess of Caserta, who had supported the losing Swabian dynasty against Charles I of Anjou. In the early 20th century it became a state prison and remained so until 1974. It now contains a museum.

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Piazza Manfredi 16, , 70122, Italy

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  • €3
  • Daily 8–7:30

Published 05/06/2016


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