Established in 2004, the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani is the smallest and least populous of Puglia. Its territory is mostly flat and hilly, characterized in its inner part from the characteristic findings of the Murge.
The coast has sandy stretches several kilometres long, thus is suitable for families with small children, but it has also rocky areas that are a paradise for lovers of scuba diving. For a day at the beach in the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, we suggest you to visit the beaches of Trani and Bisceglie.
Margherita di Savoia and its Thermae
The town of Margherita di Savoia is renowned for its beautiful salt-works but also for its Thermae, which attract tourists and visitors from all over Italy and Europe. In the long coastline composed by sand iron, there are approximately ninety bathhouses.
The three towns of the Province
During your holidays in the province, you should visit the three provincial capitals: Barletta, Andria and Trani. Barletta has more than 90,000 inhabitants and was recognized in 2005 as a city of art from Puglia region. In the town of Andria there is Castel del Monte, one of the most famous castles in the region, dating back to the middle age. The Cathedral of Trani is incontestably one of the most important building of the region for its Romanesque style and its unique location by the sea.
The best things to see in Barletta-Andria-Trani
Castel del Monte (Andria)
Castel del Monte è is one of the most important castles in Apulia. One of its peculiarities is that the number eight is recurring: it is octagonal in shape, has eight towers and each of the two floors contains eight rooms. This beautiful castle was commissioned by King Frederick II during the Middle Ages.
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Saltworks (Margherita di Savoia)
Margherita di Savoia is renowned for its saltworks, the biggest in Europe: is one of the largest national exporters of salt. Its long coastline is dotted with sand-iron about 90 beaches.
Photo Credits: Nicola Mangialardo
Canosa di Puglia
Canosa is one of the most important archaeological sites of Puglia. It was a historically important center for trade with the capital. These exchanges have enabled the flourishing economic, architectural, as understood by the many archaeological remains of tombs, churches, houses.
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Cathedral of Trani
The view of the Cathedral of Trani is simply breathtaking. With its secluded location overlooking the waters of the Adriatic, the Cathedral stands out for its grandeur and beauty of its decorations, starting with the stunning façade.
Photo Credits: Fabio