This is a tour you can make in just one day or more if you need more time to enjoy…
Bari is in southern Italy, in the middle of the Apulian heel, and it is the capital city of the region.
The city, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, is a center of cultural and commercial exchange since ancient times: it’s recognized as one of the most relevant Doors to the Orient, even nowadays.
Bari is well connected to other European and Italian cities. The Main Train Station is in the city center, while Karol Wojtyła Airport, the nearest to Bari, is in Palese, a town that is just 10 kilometers away from the city.
It is easy and pleasant to visit Bari on foot, almost in every season.
In the morning, getting lost: strolling around the streets of the Old Town, be amazed by the Romanesque Architecture, and smell the scents of local cuisine. By night take a walk from the Bastion of Santa Scolastica to the seafront.
Bari is also the house of the Swabian Norman Castle, a majestic building, chosen by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II as one of his residences, that now also hosts art and historical exhibitions.
Shopaholics can satisfy their desire for fashion made in Italy in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Corso Cavour, Via Argiro, and Via Sparano. Instead, nature lovers can take a deep breath in Parco 2 Giugno.
When in Bari, remember to always eat local: Pasta al Forno, Braciola, Focaccia, and Panzerotti are the main keywords in restaurants and bakeries.
From the 7th to the 9th of May, the city celebrates its patron Saint Nicholas with historical reconstructions and religious ceremonies. That event colors and animates the city center and recalls people from all around the world. Not by chance, it has been chosen by the fashion stylists Dolce & Gabbana as a scenario for one of their advertising campaigns.
Do you want to know where to stay, eat, and have fun in Bari? Follow our suggestions!
Castel del Monte
Swabian Castle and World Heritage Site1
The gateway of Europe6
Charming free beach in Polignano a Mare7