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Things to do in Bari

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Welcome to Bari

Its sprawling modern cruise-ship and ferry port may be daunting, but Bari’s old town (Bari Vecchia) captivates with historic churches and castle, narrow lanes lined with nonne (grandmothers) rolling out fresh orecchiette pasta, and vibrant atmosphere around Piazza Mercantile and along the waterfront. Top things to do in Bari include city sightseeing tours on foot or by bike, rickshaw, or Segway; street food experiences and cooking classes; and day trips to Castel del Monte, the villages of Polignano a Mare and Conversano, and the ancient ruins of Gnatia.

Top 15 things to do in Bari

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Trulli of Alberobello World Heritage Site (Trulli di Alberobello)

Trulli of Alberobello World Heritage Site (Trulli di Alberobello)

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Feel like you’ve been dropped into a gnome village with a visit to Alberobello, one of the most unique towns in Italy and home to over 1,000 roundtrulli, fairy-tale-like whitewashed cottages topped with conical roofs. The trulli of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a top destination in Puglia’s Itria Valley and a must for photographers.More
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Swabian Castle (Castello Svevo)

Swabian Castle (Castello Svevo)

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The 12th-century Swabian Castle (Castello Svevo), with its fortified ramparts and vaulted halls, is one of top sights in Bari and a refreshing break from the port city’s Romanesque churches and art collections. Climb the Hohenstaufen tower and Aragon walls for sweeping views of the city and sea.More
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Piazza del Ferrarese

Piazza del Ferrarese

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Piazza del Ferrarese is, along with the adjoining Piazza Mercantile, the main square in Bari’s historic center (Bari Vecchia. Today the largest city in Puglia, Bari has a rich history and vibrant local culture; experience both with a visit to the bustling cafès and shops on this newly renovated 17th-century square.More
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Gravina Di Puglia

Gravina Di Puglia

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Considered one of the prettiest hill towns the region, Gravina di Puglia is home to a historic duomo, aqueduct, and castle, but its most remarkable treasures are hidden deep underground. Head below the town to tour the rupestrian churches, cave dwellings, and ancient tunnels dug out of its soft tufa stone.More
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Trani

Trani

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This unassuming seaside town on the coast of Puglia was a major maritime power in the Middle Ages, and home to one of the largest Jewish communities in southern Italy. Today a relaxed port city, Trani is dotted with vestiges of its former glory, including the romanesque cathedral, Scolanova Synagogue, and medieval fort.More
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