Trani, the city at whose entrance stands Tenuta Donna Lavinia, has been considered for centuries the "Pearl" of the Adriatic Sea. Its port, except for the modernity of the elegant boats that are moored there and for the cars that access it with increasingly limited traffic, would seem to have stopped at least two centuries ago. Bordered by churches, noble palaces, large barges of fishermen and two forts that seem to protect Trani as when, in the glorious times when it was a commercial and cultural bridge between East and West, a heavy chain prevented or, pulled away, allowed access to ships coming from the entire Mediterranean.
Once beauty was the flag of Trani's economic and commercial power, and the Cathedral that stands out like an ancient galleon with white canvas about to set sail, the Castle wanted by Frederick II which seems to rest on the sea rather than on the land, the historic center, a jewel of urban architecture, in which so many cults and so many cultures have inhabited and built their temples, are proof and testimony still today.
An hour from Trani, crossing the Murgia Park and being able to enjoy a unique landscape for its charm and colors that change according to the light and the seasons, stands Matera, the City of Stones, Unesco World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture for 2019.
After an unforgettable party at Donna Lavinia, an extraordinary opportunity could be to be accompanied by our shuttle bus service to a place that is an experience, more than a simple city: Matera constitutes, with its cave dwellings dating back to 10,000 years ago and its famous Sassi, one of the oldest human settlements in the world. Lavinia Group has selected a list of the most beautiful and exclusive hotels, residences and b&bs in the heart of Matera to directly experience the emotions of these places or, for those who prefer, on the Piano della Civita, to enjoy the breathtaking view. The event can thus end in a surprising and vivifying way.
The City of Stones has marked the history, modeled by man on the basis of his life and work needs, and crossed by mysticism and art. This is also surprising in places where sacred iconography preceded the art of the innovator Giotto by centuries. The influence of Magna Graecia is significantly felt, which in the area has released numerous precious finds, now preserved in the Museum named after Domenico Ridola, who discovered them in the last century.
Coming from other regions or from other countries to celebrate your wedding to Donna Lavinia can mean deciding to stay in Puglia in one of the structures we have selected and recommended to spend part of your honeymoon in the beaches awarded not only by the blue flags of Legambiente, but also from the reviews of international magazines that compare these beaches to those of the Tropics, for the wonderful cliffs and seabeds that look like paintings. Donna Lavinia's staff will be able to show you facilities, itineraries, destinations, information and means of transport to reach these dream places.