Nestled on the vibrant shores of the Adriatic Sea, Bari beckons travellers with its typical mixture of ancient wonders and modern energy. The labyrinthine alleyways of the historic Bari Vecchia (Old Town) are among the most captivating places to discover, where the scent of freshly baked focaccia fills the air and centuries of history waft through the buildings. With its Romanesque architecture, the Basilica di San Nicola represents an enchanting marvel that holds the relics of the beloved patron saint. Right at the entrance of the old town, the Castello Svevo dominates the area with its towers, walls, and longstanding history. The bustling promenade is the centre of modern life, with shops, bakeries, and the rhythmic melodies of street musicians.
The mesmerizing region of Puglia is a sun-soaked paradise located in the heel of the Italian boot. This region lures visitors with its golden olive groves, crystal-clear sea, and quaint whitewashed villages. Explore the mesmerizing trulli houses of Alberobello , with their cone-shaped roofs and their characteristic bricks. Venture on a 540 meters high plateau, where Castel del Monte , one of the most fascinating and well-preserved medieval castles, dominates the surrounding rural area of Apulian Murgia. Lose yourself in the maze-like streets of Lecce, where baroque architecture and intricate stone carvings adorn every corner of this city. Take a dip in the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea and relax in the beauty of hidden coves and pristine beaches. Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Apulian cuisine, savoring the delicate bite of orecchiette pasta and the richness of local wines. Puglia is the right place to combine realx, culture, and excellent cuisine.
More information can be gathered on the official Puglia tourism website .
April, is a mild month in Bari with an average temperature ranging between min 14.7°C to an enjoyable 17.7°C.
The Italian currency is the euro (€). There are numerous ATM 24- hour service cash dispensers in the city. Exchange counter can be found at the airport. Major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and stores.
Banks are opened from Monday to Friday: h 8.20 am – 1.20 pm, h 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm.
Electrical outlets in Italy operate at 220 volts, 50 Hz. Italian outlets take only round-prong plugs. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.
Bari is a modern metropolis dominated by the rhythms of work, especially those of commerce, its main source of wealth. Due to its “vocation” for commerce, in Bari there are many shops and stores of every kind. The city center is a particularly vibrant shopping district.
The traditional cooking of Apulia owes its success to the most basic products of the region: durum wheat, tomatoes, olive oil, wine, fish and meat. Each of these staple ingredients is at the basis of numbers of dishes which make the local cuisine so varied. The scent of the land and the sea boasts in those recipes that only in the Apulian cuisine are expressed in all its delicacies. The Gargano and the Murgia bread, the hard wheat pastas, the local grown vegetables, grapes and cherries, the extra virgin olive oil and almond sweets. All of this should be washed down with our famous local wines.