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SWEET LINE OF MOSCATO DI TRANI PDO BETWEEN BARI, FOGGIA AND BAT

To discover one of the oldest and noblest wines of Apulia: Moscato di Trani in its sweet and liqueur versions. In the territories of Bari, Foggia and Bat.

Moscato di Trani PDO is a wine of ancient and noble origins, made from a grape known as Moscato reale. The area covered by the regulations is vast and the itinerary to discover this wine includes areas of Bari, Foggia and Bat.

The tour starts in Trani, known as the Athens of Apulia for its jewels such as the cathedral on the sea dedicated to San Nicola Pellegrino, the Swebian Castle, Caccetta Palace, the church of Ognissanti, Quercia Palace and the Villa Comunale with the Sant’Antonio Fortino.

In Barletta, the city of the famous Colossus of Heraclius and the Disfida, the Santo Sepolcro Basilica, a crossing point for pilgrims heading for the Holy Land, Santa Maria Maggiore Cathedral and the Castle with its lance-shaped bastions and the large moat are all worth a visit.

Bisceglie is the capital of the Dolmen, megalithic monuments with the function of altar-tomb: one of the largest is the Chianca. One of the first cathedrals in Apulia was built here, dedicated to San Pietro, while the castle was built by the Swabians.

Ruvo di Puglia also has a beautiful Romanesque cathedral, while the Archaeological Museum in Jatta Palace houses treasures such as pre-Roman vases, including the Talos vase.

Bitonto is famous for its oil production and its cathedral, with its large portal and the crypt with 30 columns from the Temple of Minerva. A visit to Sylos-Calò Palace, home to the National Gallery named after Girolamo and Rosaria Devanna, is a must, as is a walk through the greenery of the Bitonto Woods.

The historic centre of Corato has a medieval feel to it, amidst olive groves, almond trees, vineyards and woods. Nearby is Terlizzi, where the San Michele Arcangelo Cathedral was built in neoclassical style over an earlier Romanesque construction, but the fine portal by Anseremo da Trani on the façade of the Oratory of the Madonna del Rosario is still preserved.

In Andria, besides Castel del Monte, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, there is the Ducal Palace, the 12th century cathedral and the Mucci Confetto Museum, where it is possible to enjoy a glass of Moscato di Trani PDO wine.

In Canosa, not to be missed are the San Sabino Cathedral with the Mausoleum of Beomondo I of Antiochia, Casieri Palace, home to the Canosa Archaeological Museum, Iliceto Palace, which houses the Puppet Museum, and the Dauni Hypogea Minervino Murge represents the highest point of the itinerary, before reaching Cerignola and Trinitapoli. From far away in Cerignola you can see the Minor Basilica of San Pietro Apostolo or Duomo Tonti, one of the largest buildings in southern Italy. The historic centre of Terra Vecchia and the Piano delle Fosse Granarie are interesting. Outside the city, the archaeological site Torre Alemanna and the Santo Stefano estate, where the Bella di Cerignola table olive is processed. Among the delicacies to pair with the Moscato di Trani is the Pizza a Sette Sfoglie, seven layers pizza, whose recipe is jealously handed down from mother to daughter.

The tour ends in Trinitapoli, amidst the ancient sheep-tracks of transhumance and the Saline wetlands, a reference point for numerous species of migratory birds.