All about Bari


The city of St Nicholas, the capital of the region known for the manufacture of olive oil, great wine and grapes is still a relatively unknown tourist destination. Meanwhile, the region is full of attractive views and charming places which leave unforgettable memories.

Bari and the whole of Apulia is a great place for leisurely rest and sightseeing. The wonderful coastline and views of Polignano a Mare, the atmospheric streets and houses of trulli in Alberobello or the old town of Bari – you just have to experience it.

The greatest attractions in Bari


Polignano a Mare

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Houses in Alberobello

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Port and old town in Bari

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Castello Svevo

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Basilica of Saint Nicholas

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Castel del Monte

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What can you find in the city?


There is the Sky Skan Planetarium in Fiera del Levante in Bari. Everyone who is fascinated by the mystery of the universe should visit here. The dome with a diameter of 15 meters is a place with unusual 3D shows, which introduces topics in the field of astronomy, humanities and natural sciences. The object is managed by Associazione Culturale Andromeda. Admission: 4.5 to 7 euros.

Lovers of culinary tourism will also not be disappointed. Particularly worthy attention is the excellently supplied market by Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII (Mercato Coperto Santa Scolastica). Here you can find fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, meats and of course, various freshly caught fish and seafood. During the holidays, the inhabitants of the city and nearby buy the necessary food products here.

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Sky-Skan planetarium

COST: 7€

Mercato Coperto Santa Scolastica

COST: FREE

Attractions in the region


History enthusiasts can go on a trip to Noci, where they will find the stone temple of La Chiesa del Barsento situated on a picturesque hill. It is an example of medieval Romanesque architecture; still, there are numerous traces of ancient buildings around the church area. Inside the three-nave temple there are frescoes from the 11th-12th century. You can get to Noci, located at a distance of about 50 km, by public transport from the Bari Centro station.

It is also worth heading for Andria (about 55 km east of Bari) to see the mysterious Castel del Monte, built by Frederick II of the Hohenstaufen dynasty in the 13th century. The object was laid out onan octagon plan at an altitude of 540 m above sea level. The admission ticket costs about 10 euros. The most comfortable way to get there is by car.

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Noci

DISTANCE: 50 km

Polignano a Mare

DISTANCE: 30 km

Cuisine


Sun, sea, wind and wonderful food, all worth giving up the tiring calorie count for once. Apulia, a region spread along the heel of the Italian shoe, is famous for its fertile soil. It is no surprise that many species of fine Italian wine and olive oil come from this place. The conditions are conducive to the cultivation of cereals, vegetables and fruits, which later find their place in aromatic pastas, salads and goulash.

The regional product in Apulia is orecchiette – a hard wheat pasta that resembles small ears. It is served with tomato sauce, vegetables or meat. The local restaurants also offer delicious cheese, including ‘pecorino’ from sheep. The local wine also deserves a mention, among others white from Locorotondo, red from Castel del Monte and pink from the Salento peninsula.
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What should you try?


The traditional delicacy of Bari is the tiellabarese casserole, which consists of rice, mussels, potatoes and other vegetables. It is worth trying the filling orecchiette pasta, served here with various sauces – everyone will surely find their favourite combination. Another rarity is involtini meat rolls with bacon or vegetables. For dinner you simply must try the original Italian pizza or calzone.

MENU


Tiella barese

casserole of rice, mussels and vegetables

Orecchiette

macaroni ears served with different sauces

Involtini

meat roulades stuffed with bacon or vegetables

Calzone

baked pizza dumpling stuffed with salami, ham, vegetables, eggs and cheese

Where to visit?


For lunch or dinner, it is worth stopping by at Mastro Ciccio, which serves regional dishes and take-away sandwiches. For a romantic dinner with a view to the old town, choose Ristorante Terrazza Murat, located on the roof of the Palace Hotel. You can get fantastic ice cream in Antica Gelateria Gentile. In the evening, visit La Ciclatera – a pub famous for excellent drinks and a great atmosphere.

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Mastro Ciccio

DINNER: 8-14€

Antica Gelateria Gentile

ICE CREAM: 3€

Weather


The port city of Bari lies on the Adriatic Sea in the region of Apulia in the south of Italy. It has a subtropical climate, humid with hot summers and rainy but mild winters. The average temperature in July and August is around 30°C. The coldest month of the year is January, with a temperature of 11-13°C. The average annual rainfall in the city is about 560 mm.

THE COLDEST MONTH

January

13°/ 5°

Average temperature day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

August

29°/ 19°

Average temperature day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

20°/ 11°

Average temperature day/night

When is the best time to fly to Bari?


Spring and autumn are a good time to visit Bari and the entire region of Apulia. In July and August, you can expect crowds of tourists and very high temperatures, often exceeding 30°C. When deciding on the date, it is worth avoiding holidays and long weekends. If sunbathing is not quite something that you care about, you can visit Bari in February or March, when the temperature during the day is around 15°C.

Bari is around
7200 km from New York.
The flight is 10 hours and 30 minutes

Athens is around
1700 km from London.
The flight is 2 hours and 45 minutes

Bari is around
1300 km from Berlin.
The flight is 2 hours and 10 minutes

How to get from the airport to the city centre?


The Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, also known as Aeroporto di Palese, is located approximately 12 km northwest of the city centre of Bari. The airport currently handles several dozen regular, low cost and charter carriers, including Wizz Air, Ryanair and easy Jet. In the airport there are numerous shops, restaurants, a car rental point and parking lots.

You can take bus number 16, which runs between 5.00 and 23.00 to get from the airport to the centre of Bari. Travelers can also use cabs (approximate cost of travel: 20 euros) and a train that runs to the city centre from the Bari Aeroporto railway station.

BARI

Karol Wojtyła

12 km

From the city centre

BRI

Bus

0,8€ (50 min)

TAXI

20€ (25 min)

How to get around Bari?


When visiting Bari, you can choose between Amtab Bari and Tempesta buses, trains, taxis and ferries, but you can easily see a big part of the old town on foot. There is no trouble inreaching further parts of the Puglia region from here, and the ticket prices are not excessive. An interesting option for travellers is a tourist boat trip to ports in Croatia, Albania or Greece.

When visiting Bari and its hinterland, you can also rent a car. Having you own means of transport is a guarantee of comfort and independence –provided you make sure to have a good map and/or GPS navigationat hand.

Prices in the city


Puglia belongs to the less prosperous regions of Italy, which is reflected in the prices. It is not as expensive here as in the north of the country or in the capital – Rome. This can be felt especially during shopping in grocery stores or visits to restaurants and bars.

Currency

euro

Coffee

1,5€

Foccacia

2€

Lunch at the restaurant

15€

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