Bari at a Glance
Bari is the second largest city in southern Italy and the capital of the Puglia region. With an interesting old town centre, discover its charm on your holiday to this sensational seaside city.
You'll Love Bari if...
- You're looking to explore Italian history and culture.
- You and your partner want a city break for sightseeing.
- You're part of a group looking for a chic destination.
Perfect Holidays in Bari
Bari lies about 250 kilometres east of Naples, easily accessible by Italy's good transport system. The city itself is split into three districts, each with their own appeal for you to discover and explore.
- In the north of the city lies the closely built old town. Here you will find a fantastic selection of ancient buildings, including the San Nicola church and the Swabian castle. The San Sabino Cathedral is the most impressive of these, with its distinct Romanesque style. This district is also a vibrant nightlife hub, with lots of trendy restaurants and clubs.
- The Murat quarter is situated in the south of the city. The area is famous for its promenade, and also the ancient wall that used to surround the city, and now runs along the prom.
- At the centre of Bari lies the city's modern heart and this area is filled with modern shopping and office buildings. The best streets for taking a stroll around the shops are the Via Argio and Via Parano. Spend a few hours sitting in one of the area's numerous Piazzi for to rest and enjoy some people watching.
- If you want to discover the landscape outside of the city, why not head to one of Italy's famous beaches? The Pane e Pomodoro is just 10 minutes from the town centre, and is a perfect choice for swimming.
Top Attractions in Bari
- The church of San Nicola, which was founded in 1087, is one of the four Palatine churches in the Puglia region. It was built to receive the relics of the saint, which now lie beneath the altar in the crypt. Each year thousands of pilgrims come to worship at this ancient site.
- The San Sabino or Bari Cathedral is a must see for visitors on holiday to the city. Originally dating from the eleventh century, the beautiful mosaic floor and baroque design of the interiors are just some of the sights to be enjoyed in this fantastic church.
- For a more serene activity, why not take a leisurely walk around the historic centre walls, and along the promenade to take in the sea air. In the morning you can spot the local fisherman bringing in their catch.
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