Thursday, January 28, 2010

Trani, Puglia

The next morning was a Saturday and it was the day we were going to head back to Milan.  We wanted to avoid any possibility of running into traffic on the highways from other holiday travelers.  We had a leisurely breakfast and then packed up the car with our luggage.

We had the whole day ahead of us and what's a road trip without some impromptu stops?  We actually only had one planned stop, and that was to stop and say ciao to our friend N who was home for the holidays in her town of Andrea.  As we exited the highway, we spotted a sign for Trani and decided to check it out.

Trani was one of the most important trading port in the Adriatic Sea in the Middle Ages.  The landmark is the breathtaking cathedral by the seaside, built in local white limestone. 

Even the inside is of white limestone.  It's hard to imagine that such a building was built in the 1200s. 

We admired the cathedral and the harbor view, breathed in the salty air and continued on our way.

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