Discover the Arab-Norman town
Visit the fortress with cylindrical tower and the Arab-Norman neighborhoods
Explore the cathedral dedicated to St. Maria Assunta
Tricarico is one of the most interesting medieval historical centers of Puglia. The guided tour starts from the fortified fortress of the eleventh century and from the Norman tower of cylindrical shape, 27 meters high.
Continue towards the church of St. Clare and the Palazzo Ducale or “castle of the Prince of Bisignano”, one of the most important buildings in Tricarico. For centuries it was the residence of the Sanseverino family and today houses the Archaeological Museum with important vases and coins found in the area.
Afterwards we will visit the Arab neighborhoods of the Ràbata and Saracena and the Norman districts of Monte and Piano before arriving at the church of St. Maria del Carmine from whose convent you can enjoy a picturesque view of the Rabata and Saracena neighborhoods with the underlying Saracen gardens .
The tour ends at the Cathedral of St. Maria Assunta of the century. XII, originally in Romanesque style and rebuilt in the century. XVII by the Carafa bishops with stucco decorations made by Neapolitan craftsmen.