Trani Italy some 40 km north of Bari has become an increasingly popular holiday destination over the past few years. Quite understandably. In summer the still active, crescent shaped harbour is lined outdoor restaurants and bars. Medieval sandstone houses add a shiny white contrast to the immense blue skies and sea. And at the end of the pier, the conventional lighthouse has been replaced by a Romanesque cathedral with a 59-metre high bell tower.
Trani is the kind of holiday spot that makes you want to send loads of old-fashioned postcards.
Most of these postcards will be dominated by Trani Cathedral. This church is a wonderful three-in-one construction of spirituality.