Bari is one of the most underrated cities in Puglia, in fact, not so many tourists are visiting this place that in reality has a lot to offer.
Bari is located on the beach on the coast of the region Puglia not even a 1-hour drive from the beautiful city of Matera.
The people who live in Bari is totally in love with this city and they say that if Paris had the sea it would be Bari.
This is just to prove how much love and valuation they are giving to this city. The city is full of treasures and you will love to discover it one by one.
There are so many things to discover in Bari and if you are ready to discover the best places and what to do and what to eat in Bari you can read this guide of Bari.
You will love spending time in this place.
Bari What To Do
The historic center of Bari is called Bari Vecchia (Old Bari), walking on these roads is a beautiful experience where you will be able to see happy people living in the city to the fullest.
This is called also Quartiere di San Nicola, and it is one of the most traditional places to visit in Bari.
Then we need to have a walk on the Bari seafront which is one of the most beautiful of Italy, from there you will be able to see a beautiful sea and a lot of stores and awesome buildings.
The Basilica di San Nicola is one of the most important churches in Bari, this is the church where you can find the tomb of San Nicola di Myra which is the Saint who created the figure of Santa Claus.
Fortino di Sant’Antonio was built to keep enemies away, today the attraction is considered a very important meeting place for the inhabitants as well as a privileged vantage point from which to admire the beauty of the city.
Castello Normanno-Svevo is one of the most important things to visit in Bari, the castle can be found in the old city. It was built in Romanesque style, the building houses offices for the preservation of Architectural Environmental Heritage.
The Mastio, which includes the two original towers, and the bridge over the moat are two beautiful things about this castle.
The Lungomare Nazario Sauro is one of the most beautiful in the whole country. With its benches facing the sea, the elegant lampposts and the proximity to some of the most important monuments of the city, you can admire the fabulous scenery that only the Apulian capital can offer you.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
The region Apulia is very popular for having some of the best olive oils in the world. If you are going t spend some time in Bari there is no way that you are not going to eat some Orecchiette Con Le Cime Di Rapa.
Not everyone likes this dish, but what I think is that in Bari they are making it so good that everyone should like it.
The orecchiette is a particular kind of pasta that has the shape of an ear. The Cime di Rapa is a vegetable that can be found mainly here in Basilicata. The Cime Di Rapa is the leaves of the turnip.
Linguine Alla Polpa di Ricci is another great dish, this pasta is served with sea urchin pulp and it tastes amazing.
Bari is a city on the beach and you will love eating seafood here. The restaurants in this city are most of the time great and you will always eat awesome food.