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Piazza del Ferrarese

Relish the wonderful view of the colorful docked boats from this port-side plaza lined by palm trees and medieval structures.

The Piazza del Ferrarese is the charming gateway to the old town zone from the old port. Overlooking the Augusto Imperatore waterfront, the square is partly pedestrianized and surrounded by several important landmarks. Come at night for the vibrant atmosphere and impressive views of illuminated boats out at sea.

The square is often the starting point for tours of the old town district, due to its position beside the port. Appreciate the arches of the Sala Murat, which holds modern art exhibitions. See the exterior of the old fish market.

Relax with snacks and drinks at one of the cafés in the square and enjoy views of the boats and fishermen at work in the harbor. The piazza also contains several bars, making it a popular spot for gatherings. Get swept up in the exciting vibe of the crowds that congregate by the bars and restaurants in the evening.

Peruse the various gift shops and boutiques surrounding the square, as well as Corso Cavour and Via Sparano. Visit the tourist information center to find out about events and activities. Enjoy a traditional Barese meal with ice cream for dessert.

Relax on a patch of grass near the waterfront in the shade of a palm tree. Venture through the narrow, winding alleys of the old town for a sense of Bari’s history and charm.

The plaza takes its name from a Ferrara merchant who lived in Bari in the 1600s and kept his warehouses in the square. You can see traces of the Roman Appia-Traiana road from the 2nd century in a roped-off area in the piazza.

The Piazza del Ferrarese is in the southeastern corner of Bari’s old town district. It faces the old port of Bari Harbor and is a short walk southeast from Bari Cathedral and the Norman Castle. Walk northeast from Bari Centrale train station to find the plaza, which is at the southern end of the Piazza Mercantile.


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Lodging Near Piazza del Ferrarese

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Palace Hotel

Palace Hotel

Via Francesco Lombardi, 13, Bari
4.2
of 5, from 443 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the center of Bari, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro Piccinni and Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle. Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi and Norman Castle are also within 5 minutes.

$111
Oriente Hotel

Oriente Hotel

Corso Cavour 32, Bari
4.4
of 5, from 313 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bari City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Petruzzelli Theatre and Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle. Teatro Margherita and Piazza del Ferrarese are also within 10 minutes.

$86
Grand Hotel Leon d'Oro

Grand Hotel Leon d'Oro

Piazza Aldo Moro 4, Bari
3.2
of 5, from 82 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bari City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Bari and Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle. Provincial Archaeological Museum and Petruzzelli Theatre are also within 10 minutes.

$73
Mercure Villa Romanazzi Carducci Bari

Mercure Villa Romanazzi Carducci Bari

Via Capruzzi 326, Bari
4.3
of 5, from 429 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Bari, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Conservatory of Niccolo Piccinni and Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle. University of Bari and Provincial Archaeological Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$103
Hotel Excelsior Congressi

Hotel Excelsior Congressi

Via Giulio Petroni, 15, Bari
3.5
of 5, from 60 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bari, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of Bari and Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle. Provincial Archaeological Museum and Conservatory of Niccolo Piccinni are also within 15 minutes.

$138
Grande Albergo delle Nazioni

Grande Albergo delle Nazioni

Lungomare Nazario Sauro 7, Bari
4.3
of 5, from 197 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly hotel is located in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of Petruzzelli Theatre and Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle. Teatro Margherita and Provincial Archaeological Museum are also within 15 minutes.

$74
Best Western Hotel Executive

Best Western Hotel Executive

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 201, Bari
3.8
of 5, from 88 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bari City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi and Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle. Teatro Piccinni and Norman Castle are also within 10 minutes.

$81
Hotel Adria

Hotel Adria

via Zuppetta n. 10, Bari
4.2
of 5, from 61 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bari City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of Bari and Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle. Petruzzelli Theatre and Provincial Archaeological Museum are also within 10 minutes.