Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Travel Guide

Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Sights

Castello

  • Piazza Re Manfredi 14 Map It
  • Trani
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazza Re Manfredi 14, Trani, Apulia, 76125, Italy

Map It

Phone:

0883-506603

Sight Details:

  • €10, reduced if no special exhibitions

Published 06/20/2007

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