Bari is the capital of the Apulia region of Italy. It's the mezzogiorno's (Italy's south) largest city after Naples, and a bustling commercial center and port. The city is separated into the winding streets of La Citta Vecchia (old city) and the more modern plan of the Citta Nuova (new city).
The old city is home to the famous Basilica of San Nicola, resting place of the saint who inspired Santa Clause whose remains were stolen from his homeland in Turkey. The Basilica is the oldest surviving building in Bari. The imposing Norman Castle, enlarged by Frederick II is an excellent place to get a view of the old city and the Adriatic.
The new city is a grid of broad streets and avenues lined with shops and grand hotels. The immediate area around Bari makes an excellent road trip to visit the many Cathedrals stretching along the coast road north of the city.
Things to See & Do
* Basilica di San Nicola
* Cathedral of St. Sabinus
* Petruzzelli Theatre
* Old Bari
* Murat city Centre of Bari
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 116 km²
Population – 335,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 010
Port Location – The port of Bari is situated NW of the old city and its boundaries are, on the West side, the Saint Cataldo quay and, on the East side, the new foraneo quay.
Travel Links - There are approximately 38 various cheap flights into Bari (BRI) from various European airports. Access is also available by train, bus and ferry. Bari is the destination for ferries incoming from the Greek port of Patra and Igoumenitsa. There are also ships to Bar and Kotor (Montenegro), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and to Durrës (Albania). Ferry operators are either Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Azzurraline or Jadrolinija.
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