Polignano a Mare village on the rocks at sunrise, Bari, Apulia
ADVENTURE ON THE ADRIATIC

Cruisereise til Bari, Italy

Bari, Italy is one of the best-kept secrets along the Adriatic Coast. Most tourists have never even heard of Puglia’s capital, yet it beckons with plenty of unique cultural experiences, captivating sights, and tasty cuisine for those savvy or lucky enough to stumble upon it. With its crystal clear lagoons hugged by dramatic cliffs, imposing medieval castles and cathedrals, and a bustling historic quarter that looks straight out of a movie, this hidden gem offers plenty of ways to fill a day with authentic southern Italian flavor.
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Things To Do in Bari, Italy

Scenic sight in old town Bari, Puglia (Apulia), southern Italy.

EXPLORE THE OLD TOWN

Scenic sight in old town Bari, Puglia (Apulia), southern Italy.

Scenic sight in old town Bari, Puglia (Apulia), southern Italy.

EXPLORE THE OLD TOWN

Bari Vecchia, the port’s old town, is a collage of architecture that spans more than a millennia. Pick your way through its tangle of winding, cobblestone alleys and spend some time exploring the medieval Basilica di San Nicola, or discovering the Roman ruins and ancient artifacts that lie beneath Bari Cathedral.

The Castello Svevo is a castle in the Apulian city of Bari.

COME FOR THE CASTLES

The Castello Svevo is a castle in the Apulian city of Bari.

The Castello Svevo is a castle in the Apulian city of Bari.

COME FOR THE CASTLES

If you love fortresses and castles, you’ll have several to choose from during your cruise to Bari, Italy. The most famous is the Castello Normanno-Svevo, built in the 12th century and currently used for art exhibitions. There’s also the impressive Castello Angioino, situated right on the picturesque waterfront.

Rocky stacks of Santo Andrea on the coast of Salento in Puglia in Italy
Rocky stacks of Santo Andrea on the coast of Salento in Puglia in Italy

BEACH BREAK

Bari, Italy offers easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic. One of the most captivating is Torre Sant’Andrea, about two hours away by car. Its towering sea stacks, white cliffs, and crystal-clear water will leave a lasting impression on you, and the little villages nearby are charming as can be.

Orecchiette with tomato, fresh basil and fresh cheese
Orecchiette with tomato, fresh basil and fresh cheese

LOCAL CUISINE

Bari is a haven for foodies — it is the capital of Puglia, a region renowned for its cuisine. Pop into a local trattoria and order a dish of orecchiette with tomato and fresh basil, soft white burrata, savory panzerotti stuffed with mushrooms, mozzarella and caper fillings, and anything made with fresh seafood caught off the coast.

Trulli Houses in Alberobello. Bari, Italy.
Trulli Houses in Alberobello. Bari, Italy.

SHOPPING

From mainstream retail outlets to boutiques filled with trendy finds by up-and-coming designers, fashion is everywhere in Bari. Via Sparano is a great place to shop — it’s lined with stores by big brands and local labels selling everything from clothing and cosmetics to regionally sourced olive oil and wine.

Innsidetips
Innsidetips
1 If you need to exchange money, head to a local bank. You’ll usually get a better rate there than at an exchange office.
2 The best way to get a taxi is to reserve one ahead of time or look for a car stop where taxis are parked.
3 Tipping is common here, and usually varies from one to five Euros depending on the size of the restaurant and the quality of the service.

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