Trani’s castle was commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia in 1230 and is one of several castles he built in Puglia. The castle was restructured in the early 16th century. It has recently been restored and is open to the public. Art exhibits and performances are often held at the castle.
Manfred, the son of Frederick II, married Helen of Epirus in the castle and a historic reenactment of the wedding is held at the castle in early August.
Near the castle is the Romanesque Cathedral of Trani with stunning floor mosaics and frescoes, one of Puglia’s top examples of Romanesque architecture.