Locals proudly say, “If Paris had a sea, it would be a small Bari”, for there are a number of historical sights worth mentioning. If you have never been here, but thinking of putting it into your travel itinerary, here are some inspiring ideas of what to do in Bari:
Bari is the capital city of the Apulia region, located on the Adriatic coast. It’s one of the biggest cities in the south of Italy and has become an important economic center, mainly due to its port. Travelers often underestimate Bari, usually just passing through to reach other destinations. But spending some time here can be a worthwhile experience; travellers can explore the ancient sights and get lost in the meandering streets of the old town- Bari Vecchia, enjoy the fresh scent of pasta and seafood from local restaurants, and the local atmosphere and lifestyle of a slow sleepy town.
If your visit to is short, don’t worry – take a long walk around old town, city center and major sights, without spending much time on detailed sightseeing. You will inevitably find yourself relaxed and enjoying the spirit of this southern city.
Starting from the main Basilica of Saint Nicholas – an official patron of the city, which is located in the old town and is probably the main reason for most of people to visit. The Christians of various brunches make a constant pilgrimage tourist flow to the city. Also among them is Castello Svevo – the castle of Bari, the Cathedral of Saint Savin, the piazza Mercantile, Borgo Murattiano, Teatro Petruzzelli, to mention a few. Do not overlook Bari in your southern itinerary!