Castello Svevo di Trani

The Castle Svevo Trani

  Castello di Trani   is part of an impressive defensive system built by   Frederick II   to protect the United Sicily . It is a short distance from the famous cathedral, strategically placed in the middle of a bay, whose shallow waters have always constituted a’ excellent natural defense, both by dint of waves from any attack of the enemy. The   Trani Castle, was built on the model of the Crusader castles in the Holy Land, in turn debtors Roman castra, rectangular in plan, reinforced at the top by four square towers of equal height. In the  the sixteenth century, with the’ advent of firearms, the castle was  conformed to the new defensive techniques, after which he was again undergo upgrading works in’ 800  to fit the  carceraria.L function’ building has  two monumental halls on the first floor of Frederick's age. Such a central coreè was expanded with the construction of  bastions , the north-east with a square plan and the south-west tip of the spear, connected by’ breakwater enclosing large secondary courtyards. The body of the  pillboxes, made Renaissance , borders the courtyard centrale.La castle tour allows you to know, through the succession of the various rooms and courtyards, l’ changing of construction techniques/defensive  that they made the castle in the medieval one of the più Modern defensive bulwarks of the Swabian dynasty, then moved to the Renaissance , with the’ thickening on the southern side and the construction of the ramparts and ending with the XIX century interventions, with holding cells and of&rsquo tower; orologio.Nel  Museum  the Castle , located  on the ground  plan; the square bastion, are kept stone and ceramic artefacts from the excavations carried out during the restoration of the XX century.


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Piazza Manfredi Re, 16
76125 Trani


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