Dichiarata dall’Unesco "Monumento messaggero di una cultura di pace”, è uno dei più raffinati esempi di architettura romanico-pugliese. 
Edificata direttamente sul mare da sembrare quasi sospesa sull'acqua: la Cattedrale di San Nicola Pellegrino evoca tutta la magia di Trani. 
La costruzione fu iniziata nel 1099, anno della canonizzazione del Santo, e venne portata a termine nel 1143. 
Tutto l'insieme ispira al primo sguardo un senso di maestosità e di grandezza, accentuate dall'arco trionfale che sovrasta l'accesso al transetto ed alle altissime absidi. 
Alta e imponente come un'acropoli, tre finestre e un piccolo rosone sulla navata centrale decorano la facciata, con le loro aperture ornate da figure zoomorfe che conferiscono all’esterno una certa plasticità e al lato un campanile di 59 metri che sembra sfiorare il cielo. 
La sua pietra calcarea chiarissima dona un contrasto brillante lì nella linea di un orizzonte blu intenso.
Sorge alla fine del molo, come un faro spirituale... un miracolo tra cielo e terra.
Indosso un abito che vede un insolito abbinamento delle righe al pizzo, ma assolutamente vincente perchè capace di trasformare la più elegante delle trame in un concentrato di stile vacanziero, mentre mi soffermo qui nel luogo ideale per godere di un pò di pace, durante uno dei miei bellissimi viaggi.
(Clicca qui, qui e qui per saperne di più sulle righe, pattern protagonista di questa estate 2018). 
(Clicca qui se vuoi vedere un mio diverso outfit con un abito a righe technicolor).

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.
It was built in 1099, where the Adriatic is already a promise of the Ionian Sea and surrenders its acidic green to a warm, intense blue.
It is as tall as an acropolis, with a tower that almost touches the sky.
This dramatic seafront cathedral is dedicated to St Nicholas the Pilgrim and is truly impressive.
The sandstone building adds a shiny white contrast to the immense blue skies and sea.
It stands out right at the water's edge, at the end of the pier, where the conventional lighthouse has been replaced by a Romanesque Church with a 59-meter high bell tower.
A Spiritual Lighthouse... a miracle between heaven and earth.

I'm wearing a dress that sees an unusual combination of stripes with lace, but absolutely winning because capable of transforming the most elegant of fabrics into a concentrate of holiday style, while I linger here in the ideal spot to soak up some peace, during one of my beautiful travels.
(Click here and here to read how to wear stripes this summer). 
(Click here to see another post where I was wearing an original striped dress).

Location: Cathedral of Saint Nicholas the Pilgrim - Trani - Apulia - Italy
I was wearing:
NoBrand-Trend dress
Chanel bag, jewelry, and espadrillas

48 comments

  1. You're the perfect captain girl in this look. I would totally wear it myself. Love the Chanel accessories!
    Happy weekend Paola!

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  2. Such a cool dress. The lace detail is such a fun touch.

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  3. What a nice place :) Seems it was great trip. Beautiful outfit as usual.
    Have a nice day!
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  4. un posto bellissimo e le foto sempre spettacolari
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  5. I love the photos! Great outfit ♥

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  6. Mi stai facendo scoprire degli scorci del nostro paese (e non solo) incantevoli! La mia voglia di viaggiare torna a bussare..peccato non poterla accontentare..

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  7. Un reportaje fabuloso, me encantan las fotos,.. el sitio, las vistas,… y tu estas muy guapa en este look informal.
    Besos
    tu estilo – moda mujer
    @tuestilo moda

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  8. These place looks incredible and I'm loving your photos - thanks so much for sharing!

    Heather xoxo
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  9. Davvero magnifica questa catedrale....che bello questo posto!
    Tu sei perfetta come sempre. Mi piace tanto questo abito a righe, e molto originale.

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  10. Wonderful pictures darling! ♥

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  11. What a beautiful look Paola!

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  12. Wow! You look beautiful <33 Lovely photos ;)

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  13. These pictures are so beautiful! Such a gorgeous spot to take pictures.
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  14. What a fun dress! I love the lace, it's a nice detail! :)

    Hope that you are having a great weekend :) It's a quiet one here again, we caught another winter bug unfortunately!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mica, happy Sunday!

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  15. Love the dress but even more so because of how you've styled it with those shoes and hat! Super chic xx

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  16. You look so stunning and love your outfit! This place look great to take a picture ^^

    Xoxo,
    Erika

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  17. buona domenica bellissima!!!

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  18. This is the first time I have seen photos of and around Trini Cathedral. It looks lovely and very scenic. I love the dress you were wearing in these photos! You look gorgeous wearing it, and I love all of your poses!

    P.S.: I just did my first post in over 10 months: National Underwear Day 2018, Panties in the News, Panty Modelling Fail, Thanks to Commenters

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  19. bellissimo questo combo tee e pizzo
    nuovo outfit da me tendenza moda plastica trasparente
    buon inizio settimana

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  20. You’re always the most glamorous tourist!

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  21. You are legit forever on vacation :) love your sailor-inspired outfit, it's perfect!

    - Marina W
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  22. Thanks a lot Marina, happy new week!
    xoxo

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  23. Nel mio viaggio in Puglia non ho ancora visto Trani, se ci dovessi ritornare, lo terrò presente quando farò l'itinerario dei posti da vedere. I monumenti sono favolosi ma tu lo sei di più, sei capace di rendere interessante anche una semplice roccia.
    Saluti,
    Flo

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  24. Love your outfit ! The lighthouse is such an unique location too.

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  25. I understand your desire and your look is so cool, dear Paola!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  26. Awesome modern marina style look hon- I like so much your espadrilles. So stunning background xx

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  27. Me encantan los collages, son la caña! El sitio es espectacular y tu look muy apropiado. Un besito guapisima :)
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  28. estás preciosa hoyl!!!!! feliz día! un besazo! te espero en mi blog


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  29. Gorgeous! You look lovely dear and lovely location! xx

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  30. La cattedrale di Trani l'ho vista solo di sera, di giorno è davvero spettacolare!! E tu sempre splendida e super chic!
    Un bacione! 💕 F.

    La Civetta Stilosa

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  31. Bellissimo luogo e look strepitoso, la trasparenza del pizzo è adorabile! Baci

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  32. You are looking glamorous even in this simple outfit <3
    Kisses <3
    Have a happy Monday <3
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  33. Bellisima! I love your outfit and the location of your pictures, churches are so full of stories and strong experiences. Have a lovely week!

    Lindifique

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  34. That is such a beautiful place girl! Love the vibes, and the way you truly experience each place you go :)
    With love and sunshine ☼
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
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  35. che posto incantevole, come il tuo look :)
    Carmy

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  36. Che posto meraviglioso!!

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  37. So cool and nice outfit as always!!!!

    love your shoes!!!

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  38. Your photos are fabulous dear! Lovely laced detail on your dress too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  39. Beautiful lace material on your dress!

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