At Bari, Trani and Bitonto we see a style in which Italian and strictly Norman elements are really mingled.
The cathedral (dedicated to St Nicholas the Pilgrim, a Greek assassinated at Trani in 1094 and canonized by Urban II.), on a raised open site near the sea, was consecrated, before its completion, in 1143; it is a basilica with three apses, a large crypt and a lofty tower, the latter erected in1230-1239by the architect whose name appears on the ambo in the cathedral of Bitonto, Nicolaus Sacerdos.
BITONTO (anc. Butunti), a town and episcopal see of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Bari, io m.
1 9, 1 734) and Bitonto (May 2 5, 1 735), the first and last won by the Austrians, the second by the French and their allies.