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7 Must-visit Sightseeing Spots in Bari

Nestled in the heel of Italy's boot is beautiful Bari. This may not be the most famous place for Italian tourism, but therein lies its charm. It has plenty of attractions on offer, while avoiding the packed summer days of bigger Italian hotspots.

Basilica di San Nicola

This beautiful church holds worldwide significance, and is a popular pilgrimage for Catholics from across Europe. The Basilica houses many noteworthy religious artworks.

Teatro Petruzzelli

The historic theater, built in 1903, was reconstructed in 2008 after a controversial fire, and is now a grand and popular place to see concerts, opera, and performance in Bari.

Stadio San Nicola

This modern, mixed-use stadium was built for the 1990 World Cup, but is now a permanent home to football team FC Bari. Great if you're wondering what to do with kids in Bari.

Castel Del Monte

Drive an hour out to this beautiful castle, in the middle of a national park. The structure dates back to 1240, offering history and spectacle against a beautiful backdrop.

Trani

This picturesque fishing port is home to a quaint church museum, tranquil small harbor, and some good, reasonable, local restaurants. Nearby lidos offer wonderful swimming.

Cattedrale di San Sabino

Located in the old town, in a shady and quiet corner, this looming and impressive Cathedral charges no entry fee, but a small donation, perhaps for lighting a candle, is customary.

Pinacoteca di Bari

This public gallery is dedicated to the art of painting, but also offers museum exhibits. The stately building was once the Government Palace for the region.

Planning your Bari visit

Getting around

The beautiful region of Puglia is rising in popularity thanks to lower hotel and food prices than the rest of Italy, without skimping in the beauty or quality. The region is best seen by car, and local hire is cheap, particularly from the airport. Drive between towns, restaurants and lidos to see the best the region has to offer, and eat delicious Puglian food.

What to eat in Puglia

Puglia is famous for its orecchiette pasta (translated to small ears) and olive oil - combine the two with sausage and broccolini and you have the region's most special dish. Polish it off with a glass of delicious Puglian wine, usually served with tiny bread bites, called taralli. Yum!

Good to Know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Spring and fall both offer mild temperatures and less rainfall than the winter, making either one perfect for a visit to the seaside city.

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What people are saying about Bari

I did not do what I booked but it was good anyway.

What I booked was Lecce and wine tour, what we did was Lecce and Gallipoli including lunch at a very good restaurant in Gallipoli with a drink of two different but very good wines. If I had known this I still would have booked the tour, but should have known because I had booked a seperate tour to Gallipoli.
Lecce Visit and Full-Day Wine Tour Reviewed by Erin, 05/18/2016

Vito my guide is passionate about Bari and Puglia

I was picked up on time, my guide Vito was friendly and knowledgable. I could practice my Italian language without pressure, the Basilica di San Nikolai was amazing. I was very lucky because there were celebrations both in the church and in the crypt. I had a wonderful lunch in a typical Italian atmosphere with great family. A most enjoyable day.
Bari 6-Hour Tour with Cooking Class and Lunch Reviewed by Erin, 05/15/2016

An awesome exploration of Italy's heel, beautiful sites and great wine

This was definitely a great tour! I highly recommend it. Giovanni and Gianfranco were amazing tour guides. Lecce and Gallipoli were beautiful! The winery in Nardo was fantastic, delicious wines! So glad I booked this tour while I was in Bari!
Lecce Visit and Full-Day Wine Tour Reviewed by NICHOLAS, 03/15/2016

A wonderful experience with a very sociable experienced guide

The young man who was our guide picked us up at the arranged time. He spoke very good English and was passionate about Puglia and very well informed about his subject
Bari and Matera Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by Sandra, 09/20/2015

A wonderful trip to a fairy tale village!

I highly recommend this tour as one of the most beautiful places in the region. It took us about an hour to get to Alberobello. Our giude Vito was telling us about the region while we were enjoying the wine yards and olive trees fields from the window of the car. When we arrived we walked throw the Trulli village. Even though it was not a very touristic time (February) some souvenir shops were open. We could enter several Trulli and our giude showed us the view from the roof over the whole village. A very nice experience!
Alberobello Shore Excursion from Bari Port Reviewed by Lucy, 02/28/2015

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