Bari, the third largest city in southern Italy.
Main town of the Apulia aera...
Bari is a port town lining the Adriatic Sea, and charms travellers with its partly picturesque (in the old town), partly bustling (in the more modern areas of town) atmosphere. Still a major pilgrimage destination, Bari brings its visitors closer to nature with its unique, must-see landscapes.
Useful information about Bari
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Admire the Itria Valley’s trulli
Trulli are typical constructions from the Apulia area. They are small houses, easily recognised thanks to their conical roof. They were actually what led to the town of Alberobello in the Itria Valley being classified by UNESCO as a World Humanity Heritage Site. If you are looking for a quirky place to stay, you can even spend the night in a trullo!
Going on an adventure through Apulia
Bari is not the only town worth visiting in the Apulia area. During your stay, feel free to wander around neighbouring towns. Head to Polignano a Mare to admire its beautiful white cliff-side houses. A little further on, the town of Monopoli is a true architectural gem, home to an archaeological museum.
Contemplate Bari’s Basilica of Saint Nicholas
The Basilica of Saint Nicholas truly symbolises the town of Bari, and is also a high place of pilgrimage. The reason for this is because the basilica is home to the relics of Saint-Nicholas - the town’s patron saint. A festival in honour of this Saint is held from 7 to 9 May. There are celebrations throughout the town’s historical centre (Bari Vecchia area). An event not to be missed!
Visiting Bari’s cultural sites
The town of Bari counts numerous cultural sites, that are well worth visiting. Firstly, the Petruzzelli theatre would be hard to miss: it is the largest private theatre in Europe (and fourth largest in Italy). Your cultural tour can then be pursued in the Corrado Giaquinto provincial picture gallery - Bari’s main museum. Two other museums - Simi Palace and the Diocesan Museum - are also open to visitors.
Savour Bari and Apulia DOP products
Your stay in Bari and the Apulia region would not be complete without tasting delicious local products! In addition to typical Italian dishes (pizzas, pasta, etc.), you can also taste DOP-label products (Denominazione di Origine Protetta, the Italian equivalent of our Protected Designation of Origin): Altamura bread, extra-virgin olive oil from Bari and various wines (Aleatico, Gioia del Colle, Gravina, Locorotondo).