Bari not as popular as Puglia but it’s definitely worth visiting and I’m going to tell you why! From spectacular gems, top-notch cuisine to historic castles. This town is full of energy and great atmosphere.
Bari is a big port city on the Adriatic coast; the capital of the Italian region of Puglia. I stayed here for a few days in an Airbnb apartment close to the city center.
The “old town” of Bari, is a must-se! A very charming town with lots of hidden lane ways and paths and amazing architecture. You will see old cute Italian men on the streets playing cards and you will see grandmothers sit outside their homes and roll, shape and sell fresh pasta, orecchiette (or “little ears” pasta are traditionally found and made in Puglia). Lovely to walk trough and stroll Day and Night.
Italians do it better than every other in the world, they make the best gelatos! When in Italy I can eat ice-cream for lunch, dinner, and in between meals. I found this place called Martinucci 1950. The flavors were all pure and fresh and my favorite was the “pistacchio” the taste is sublime!
Food and Drinks with a view
Admire almost the entire seafront of Bari at Via Venezia. The seafront walk here is very pretty, decorated with cute street lamps, and surrounded by Victorian style buildings. After walking around you should definitely go to La Ciclatera Sotto il mare. This cafe has a nice, small terrace with views over the sea and old walls. Time for an aperitif!
One of nice things of Bari is that this city is easy to visit by walk. Walk along the old city walls, with beautiful views of the palm tree lined promenade on the sea. Then Visit the Basilica of St Nicholas, where apparently the bones of the real Saint Nicholas lay buried. Last but not least, visit the Cathedral (Duomo) of San Sabino.
Spending time at the beach is also another popular thing to do during a vacation in Bari. In just 15 minutes’ walk you can go from the center to the beach. Discover which are the most famous beaches. The beaches of Polignano a Mare for example, among the most popular along the coast, some rocky, some with golden sand.