Bari

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Bari showing a coastal town

Enter a charming old port town fortified by a medieval castle and discover the architectural gems of the legendary city of Santa Claus.

Medieval churches and a castle decorate the winding alleys of Bari’s old town district, which juts out into the Adriatic Sea. Surrounding this historical center is the old port of Bari Harbor and its rows of colorful boats and fishermen at work. Relish the traditional cuisine, old-world setting and theatrical delights in this coastal city.

Visit the majestic Norman Castle, which is a gateway to the old town zone. Discover an archeological site from Roman times in the crypt of the Bari Cathedral. The church’s white façade is a highlight of the historic buildings in the Piazza dell’Odegitria.

A little to the north is the Chiesa di San Marco dei Veneziani, which is recognizable by the vivid blue frescos painted on its façade. Visit the nearby Basilica of San Nicola to hear the original story of Santa Claus. Go to the crypt where the saint’s relics, stolen from Turkey, are now kept.

Enjoy views of the sea from the Imperatore Augusto Promenade on the eastern coast. Spot yachts in the old port or embark a cruise from the larger new port.

Follow the promenade southeast to reach Pane e Pomodoro Beach. Relax at the beach bar and sunbathe on the sand. Bring the kids to the play area.

Bari has a rich culinary tradition featuring wine and locally grown fruit, vegetables and wheat. Go to one of the many restaurants serving calzone with onions, vegetable minestrone and Barese ragù of pork or lamb. Learn more about local culture with an opera show at the Teatro Petruzzelli.

The city is on the Adriatic Coast in the Apulia region in southeastern Italy. Expect hot, dry weather from May through October and fairly mild winters with some rain. Arrive at Bari International Airport in the city’s northwestern outskirts and take a 20-minute train ride from the airport to the Bari Centrale train station.

Experience the richness of Barese tradition with the city’s medieval churches, Roman remnants, pasta dishes and a fishing port.

Barion Hotel
Barion Hotel
4 out of 5
SS16, Km 816 (per Brindisi), Torre a Mare, Bari, BA
The price is AU$147 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in Municipio 1, this spa hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Chiesa Matrice Parrocchia di San Nicola di Bari, Collegial Mother Church St. Nicholas Parish ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (513 reviews)
"Really good breakfast and dinner at reasonable price. Road moise prohibited opening window. View to ocean is good but not great. Public rooms are beautifully decorated. Good value in off season."

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2021

Barion Hotel
iH Hotels Bari Oriente
iH Hotels Bari Oriente
4 out of 5
Corso Cavour 32, Bari, BA
The price is AU$222 per night from 6 Nov. to 6 Nov.
Located in Bari City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Petruzzelli Theatre and Palazzo Mincuzzi. Teatro Margherita and Piazza del Ferrarese ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (594 reviews)
"Great location. Staff are very friendly and accomodating. Property have very good restaurants around the area."

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2021

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iH Hotels Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni
iH Hotels Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni
5 out of 5
Lungomare Nazario Sauro 7, Bari, BA
The price is AU$233 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in Municipio 1, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Petruzzelli Theatre, Teatro Margherita, and Piazza del Ferrarese. Pane e Pomodoro Beach ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (451 reviews)
"Beautiful property overlooking the Adriatic. Located within easy walking distance around town. Two nice restaurants including one on top floor with great views."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

iH Hotels Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni
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Gatto Bianco Le Dimore
Gatto Bianco Le Dimore
Via Roberto da Bari 86, Bari
The price is AU$135 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Located in Bari City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Palazzo Mincuzzi, Teatro Piccinni and University of Bari. Petruzzelli Theatre ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
"They are nice people"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Gatto Bianco Le Dimore
Palazzo Calò
Palazzo Calò
3 out of 5
Strada Lamberti 8, Bari, BA
The price is AU$219 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Located in Bari City Centre, this aparthotel is steps away from Historic Civic Museum and Bari Cathedral. Chiesa di San Marco dei Veneziani and Basilica of San ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (132 reviews)
"Great location, really nice rooms. Staff were super helpful and moved things around so we could have a late checkout which was great."

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2020

Palazzo Calò
Visa Residence
Visa Residence
3 out of 5
Via Dante Alighieri, 461/a, Bari, BA
Located in Municipio 1, this residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, University of Bari and Palazzo Mincuzzi. Teatro Piccinni and Piazza ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (27 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"Very nice place. Really appreciated the kitchen and available cookware. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Neighborhood is fairly quiet at night. Place is a reasonable walk from the train station. Only real disadvantage is you are pretty far from the main center of Bari, Oldtown and most of the ..."

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2019

Visa Residence
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