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.

Where to stay in Bari

Parco dei Principi Hotel Congress & Spa
Parco dei Principi Hotel Congress & Spa
4 out of 5
Prolungamento Viale Europa 6, Bari, Bari, 70128
The price is $133 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Bari. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (288 reviews)
"Conveniently looked near the Bari airport this hotel was the perfect meeting place for the start of our tour. The food at the restaurant was great and the continental breakfast excellent."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Parco dei Principi Hotel Congress & Spa
Hotel Excelsior Bari
Hotel Excelsior Bari
4 out of 5
Via Giulio Petroni, 15, Bari, 70124
The price is $142 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bari. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
3.8/5 Good! (257 reviews)
"Excellent hotel in a very convenient location."

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Hotel Excelsior Bari
iH Hotels Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni
iH Hotels Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni
5 out of 5
Lungomare Nazario Sauro 7, Bari, BA, 70121
The price is $191 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bari. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (490 reviews)
"Definitely a wonderful place to stay"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

iH Hotels Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni
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Palazzo Calò
Palazzo Calò
3 out of 5
Strada Lamberti 8, Bari, BA, 70121
The price is $152 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Bari. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (149 reviews)
"In the old center of Bari and close to everything. I stayed in studio and it was very large with a loft."

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Palazzo Calò
Apartment
Apartment
Bari, Puglia
Stay at this apartment in Bari. Enjoy WiFi, a Smart TV, and cable/satellite TV. Popular attractions Bari Harbor and Palazzo Mincuzzi are located nearby. Discover ...
Apartment
Visa Residence
Visa Residence
3 out of 5
Via Dante Alighieri, 461/a, Bari, BA, 70123
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Bari. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
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 Jun 14, 2019

Visa Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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