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Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

1. Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

Begin your cultural adventure by visiting the main attractions of the old town. Stop and discover the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle.  Explore the modern French part of the city along the famous sea walk. Wander through the fresh fish market and feel the relaxing, gentle pace of life wash over you.  Having discovered some of Bari's architectural and historic gems it will then be time to end the walking section of the tour at Signora Maria’s House. Here you will learn how to make orecchiette, a delicious type of local homemade pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine, cook and taste your own homemade pasta and feel like a real local. Finish a wonderful day by tasting some fantastic local ice cream.

Bari Walking Tour

2. Bari Walking Tour

Visit the main attractions of the old town and get a real feel the city. See the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Walk along the cobbled, narrow streets, where old ladies still make pasta by hand, kids play outdoors and people cook in every corner. Discover the modern French part of the city with opera theaters and luxury shopping streets. Explore the famous fish market near the seaside, and the lively squares where a taste of local products is not to be missed. Finish your adventure with a tasting of delicious local ice cream. 

Bari: Day Tour of Puglia and Basilicata with Matera Visit

3. Bari: Day Tour of Puglia and Basilicata with Matera Visit

You’ll travel with an expert guide through an unspoiled landscape boasting centuries-old vineyards that have produced the famous Primitivo, Negromaro, Sussumaniello, and Aglianico e Bombino Bianco wines. This full-day excursion begins in Gioia del Colle. You’ll be taken on a tour by one of the owners of the organic vineyard, where the focus is on the fantastic Primitivo wine. We will take you through the organic wine production process. Head to the ancient city of Matera, which is home to movie director Francis Ford Coppola. Matera has been the setting for a number of well-known films. Take some free time for lunch and afterward visit the famous Sassi cave dwellings. In addition, you’ll have free time to explore the city at your leisure.

Bari: Bike-Rickshaw City Tour

4. Bari: Bike-Rickshaw City Tour

Join a guided tour led by an expert multilingual guide and discover the main attractions of Bari. Jump aboard a fun bike-rickshaw and admire wonderful sites, such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino, the Swabian Castle, the Teathers, and some of the most picturesque and characteristic corners of the city center, such as the Fish Market and the small alleys where you can still see women preparing fresh pasta today. Explore the most authentical Bari, meet local people, and discover the fascinating and ancient traditions of this city in the South of Italy. Furthermore, choosing to take part in this eco-friendly tour, you will have the chance to visit Bari amazing yourself while respecting the environment. The organiser's office is located in the heart of the historical center, a stone's throw from Piazza Mercantile, and you could also chosse to start the tour from the maritime or the train station, or from the many hotels around the area according to your preference. The departure time will be arranged before the tour date. The bike-rickshaw can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child of up to 10 years of age.

Bari: Alleys of the Ancient Village Exploration Tour

5. Bari: Alleys of the Ancient Village Exploration Tour

Discover the highlights of Bari. Walk through the most famous squares until you reach the Cattedrale di San Sabino. Follow your expert guide and let yourself be amazed by the city's lesser told stories. Learn about the history and architecture of the Basilica di San Nicola. Relive the history and discover the devotion that links the people of Bari to their Patron Saint. Meet in front of the archaeological site of Piazza del Ferrarese to begin the tour of Bari's most emblematic places. Start from this square, known in the past as Piazzetta d'Armi, and then continue to other important spots of the city, such as Piazza Mercantile, the old gateway to the ancient village of Bari, or to the so-called Bari Vecchia. Walk through the narrow alleys of the old town until reaching the Cattedrale di San Sabino, the oldest church in Bari. Here, admire its beautiful white façade and discover all its secrets together with your guide. The next stop will be the marvelous Basilica di San Nicola. Hear about the architecture and the compelling story connecting it to the most beloved Saint in Bari.

Bari Rickshaw Tour with Pasta Experience

6. Bari Rickshaw Tour with Pasta Experience

Begin your tour by visiting the main attractions of the Old Town, including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Continue to discover the modern French part of the city along the famous seaside, with its fish market, opera theaters, and luxury shopping streets. Walk to Signora Maria’s House and learn how to make orecchiette, the local homemade pasta. Find out the secrets of the traditional recipe. Cook and taste your own homemade pasta, feeling like a native drinking genuine Primitivo red wine.

Bari: Norman-Swabian Castle Guided Tour

7. Bari: Norman-Swabian Castle Guided Tour

Explore one of the most famous buildings in Bari, the Norman-Swabian Castle, known for its extensive moat. Go inside this 13th-century castle which has been converted into a museum with your tour guide. Admire the exhibits of jewelry on display and appreciate the sculptures in the Gipsoteca. Enter the castle with your guide, who specializes in art history. Then, explore the castle to see the central courtyard and the three stone towers outside. Next, go into the Gipsoteca in the west wing of the castle, where you can see plaster copies of famous sculptures and carvings of monuments. Marvel at these works of art, which were created by Mario Sabatelli and Pasquale Duretti in 1911 to commemorate 50 years of Italian unity. Also, see the exhibits of ceramic tableware, which were excavated from the east wing of the castle. See jewelry in the Minorenni Tower and tour the Norman room.

Bari: St. Nicholas Basilica and Crypt Guided Tour

8. Bari: St. Nicholas Basilica and Crypt Guided Tour

Visit the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, an important pilgrimage destination. Admire the sculptures above the entrance and then step inside to witness the amazing art on the ceiling, which is adorned with paintings. Follow your guide to the underground crypt that houses the relics of Saint Nicholas. Start outside and see the wide limestone facade decorated with many ornamental details, including the sculptures above the Portal of the Lions. Then, go inside the church and observe the granite columns as you walk under the arches which separate the presbytery from the rest of the church. Next, admire the carved and gilded ceiling, decorated with 17th-century paintings. Afterward, descend to the crypt, an underground church that contains the relics of Saint Nicholas, whose remains rest here. This crypt inspired the legend of a Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus on the cross.

Bari: Simi Palace and Byzantine Church Tour with Ticket

9. Bari: Simi Palace and Byzantine Church Tour with Ticket

Take a guided tour of the ruins within Simi Palace, one of the most important museums in Bari. Dating back to the 16th century, step inside a permanent archaeological exhibition and its adjacent church to acquire an understanding of what the city once looked like. Browse through a display of artifacts on the ground floor, ranging from a model of an original settlement to fragments of prehistoric pottery. Gaze at rare examples of Italian-Mycenaean ceramics, proving the breadth of the city's commercial network in the Mediterranean. Be led to the remains of a marvelous Byzantine church dating back to the 9th or 10th century, where the three apses, part of the altar, and some fragments of a fresco can still be distinguished. Additionally, see the remains of a Roman house discovered during the restoration work.

Apulian Cooking Course with Menu

10. Apulian Cooking Course with Menu

Looking to WOW your friends and family with some amazing new dishes? Green Italy's cookery course offers the opportunity to master some wonderful seasonal dishes to add to your repertoire. Selection of starters, main courses and desserts covered, recipes for all supplied. Enjoy a cooking class of 4.5 hours in a typical house and family of Puglia. Is available In the morning and in the afternoon. Menu Starters - Focaccia - Fried zucchini flowers. - Marinated zucchini - Fresh salad First Dish - Home made pasta "Orecchiette" with meat sauce Second Dish - Meat Rolls (Braciola) ,meat balls and eggplant parmesan Dessert - Crostata

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4.6 / 5

based on 200 reviews

We took this tour to learn more about our family heritage as they were from the Province of Bari. Our guide, Emanuela, was born and raised in Bari. She did an excellent job and answered a lot of questions. At the end we learned how to make the regional pasta that our aunts (from Corato) have made with us. Learned that using a wooden board is really essential to making orecchiette.

Our guide Guiada was excellent. We had a Spanish walking tour around Bari historic center and she was helpful and informative. She said her Spanish wasn't the best but it actually was quite good. I highly recommend this tour if you wish to learn a bit more of this beautiful city.

Francesca Romana was able to make the visit of the Norman Swabian Castle very interesting. I will recommend it to my friends, relatives and acquaintances. I will definitely participate in other guided tours offered by BariTours!

Francesca Romana was able to make the visit of San Nicola very interesting. I will certainly recommend her to friends, relatives and acquaintances. I will certainly participate in other guided tours offered by BariTours

The service was of high quality, mainly our guide Manuela. Perfect English, good presentation.