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Norman-Swabian Castle, Bari

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Bari: Norman-Swabian Castle Guided Tour

1. 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: Guided Walking Tour with Local Products Tasting

2. Bari: Guided Walking Tour with Local Products Tasting

• The tour winds through the alleys of the historic center (Bari vecchia), through streets where women cleverly knead the mass to create the famous orecchiette and legends that speak of superstition and faith; • The tour will have as focal points three symbols of the city: the Swabian Castle of Bari, the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Basilica of San Nicola, all completed by a walk on the Wall to discover some of the most photographed places in Bari; • The guided tour ends in Piazza del Ferrarese with explanation of the Borgo Murattiano and free time for shopping.

Bari: City Highlights Private Tour with a Guide

3. Bari: City Highlights Private Tour with a Guide

Bari is an elegant white town on the Adriatic sea, it combines both a sophsticated atmosphere of South Italy and the simplicity of a small provincial area. Bari is a total dominion of San Nicola. If you are not a believer and only a connoseur, San Nicola involves you in the Magic world of miracles. Every barese (this's how the locals are named) tells you a story about a fantastic appearance of San Nicola in case of necessity, fulfilling a miracle as saving from death, hunger, disease, providing spiritual help in hopeless situations. You experience this overwhelming energy of San Nicola. But the story of San Nicola in Bari starts in 1087, when the city, once prosperious and powerful, became a degrading corner long the Adriatic Coast. The only creative solution to come out from the heavy financial crises was to steel the tomb and the treasures of San Nicola from Myra. Any modern scenario seems to be weak in comparison with the advantures of San Nicola. As a result, San Nicola brought from Myra without any permission or blessing dropped the anchor in Bari where the happy crowd was waiting for him eagily. Through it was a top secret mission, everyone was aware of San Nicola's arrival: bishops, priests, politicians, merchants, travellers, curious, beggars... Now San Nicola is everywhere and thanks to him, Bari breathes miracles.

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What people are saying about Norman-Swabian Castle, Bari

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!

it was a great tour. out tour guide Alessia was super kind and know everything about the place. The local food was high quality and really delicious. Thank you everything.

Very pleasant visit to the Norman-Swabian castle with Francesca Romana, our friendly and very knowledgeable guide.