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 Adriatcic Sea is a center of cultural and commercial exchange since ancient times and for that it’s recognized as one of the most important Door to the Orient, even nowadays.
Bari is well connected to other European and Italian cities. The main train station is in the center of the city, 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 get lost in the maze of its streets of the Old City, 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 of fashion made in Italy in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Corso Cavour, Via Argiro and Via Sparano, while 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 panzerotto 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, that colors and animates the center of the city, recalls people from all around the world, so much so that it has been chosen by fashion stylists Dolce & Gabbana as a scenario for one of their advertising campaign.
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