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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Castel del Monte

    An octagon protected by UNESCO
    The approximately 50km journey to the west of Bari is definitely worthwhile: When do you get to see an octagonal fortress from the 13th century? In terms of its position, alignment and shape, this castle built by Frederick II displays an astronomical and mathematical precision that is still astounding today. It is a genuinely unique medieval architectural work – combining elements from classic antiquity, the Orient and northern European Gothic architecture.
    Strada Statale 170
    casteldelmonte.com
  • Basilica San Nicola

    Resting place of the patron saint
    As one of the first Norman churches in the south, the basilica is a showcase example of Apulian Romanesque architecture. It was built between the 11th and 13th centuries. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of seafarers, merchants and young girls, and his remains rest in this basilica. Under the cathedral there are archaeological excavations that are really worth seeing.
    Largo Abate Elia 13
    70122 Bari
    +39 080 573 7111
    basilicasannicola.it
  • Feste di San Nicola

    In honour of the city's patron saint
    Bari celebrates its patron saint Nicholas at various times of the year and in different ways. The most impressive festival is however without a doubt the «Sagra di Maggio»: In May, pilgrims from all over Apulia and central Italy head for Bari to experience the splendid festival on the sea and the religious procession. The festival is always held from 7th to 9th May and concludes with the commemoration of the arrival of the saint's relics in Bari.
    Ufficio Informazioni e Accoglienza Turistica (I.A.T.)
    Piazza Moro 32/A
    70122 Bari
    +39 080 524 2244
  • Nazario Sauro promenade

    Marvel at the sunrise
    The part of the promenade called Nazario Sauro is of particular interest architecturally. It is dominated by a mix of different buildings, including some in art nouveau style while others have a monumental, fascist character. The section called Imperatore Augusto is immediately outside the historiccity walls. During the morning it belongs to the fishermen unloading and then selling their catches in the fishing port, and in the evening it's a place where young people meet.
    Ufficio Informazioni e Accoglienza Turistica (I.A.T.)
    Piazza Moro 32/A
    70122 Bari
    +39 080 524 2244
  • Bari Vecchia

    The heart of Bari
    Bari Vecchia, the oldest part of the city, is surrounded by medieval walls (Via Venezia). The old city is an interesting mix of alleys, atmospheric squares (Piazza del Ferrarese and Piazza mercantile), churches and monuments. The traditional shops, the elderly women with their Orecchiette (pasta) and the washing hanging from the façades characterise the atmosphere. This is also where Bari's nightlife can be found in the small hours.
    Ufficio Informazioni e Accoglienza Turistica (I.A.T.)
    Piazza Moro 32/A
    70122 Bari
    +39 080 524 2244
  • Luciana Boutique

    Luxury since 1960
    Two more shops of this sophisticated boutique are in the same block in the city centre. Anyone looking for luxury clothing from the most popular Italian and international designers will be able to browse through the shelves here with a contented smile. But there's also room here for creations from emerging talents and for niche products. The more than 50 years of experience the owners have accumulated is noticeable in these two boutiques.
    Via Dante Alighieri 27-31
    70121 Bari
    +39 080 521 1886
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  • Insight Concept Store

    The most creative warehouse in Bari
    Insight is a laboratory of creativity and mixes fashion, art and design in a single fascinating room that's always changing. Here, avant-garde fashion brands can be found alongside accessories created by up-and-coming young talents, or shoes really can only be found here. The young owners have given the warehouse, which has been converted here into a concept store, an improvised and rocky look.
    Via Re Manfredi 48/49
    70122 Bari
    +39 080 524 1557
    insightconceptstore
  • Delizie di Canapa

    100 percent vegan
    At this shop, which is one of a kind for miles around, everything's about food produced on the basis of Italian hemp. Traditionally, hemp was highly valued in the kitchen and the aim now is for it to return more often to the menu. The young Italian Claudio Natile has devoted himself to this mission since 2011. Whether it's seed, oil, flour, pasta, or tea, everything is organic and 100 per cent vegan. The products have all been made with the utmost care, such as the stone-ground flour for example.
    Piazza Aldo Moro 34
    70122 Bari
    +39 329 491 2425
  • Pinacoteca Corrado Giaquinto

    Apulia's most important art collection
    The Pinakothek was founded in 1928 and is regarded as Apulia's most important museum for the history of art. It has a medieval department, Venetian paintings, Apulian and Neapolitan painters of the baroque period, a collection on 19th century paintings, works by the Macchiaioli school and also Italian painters of the early 20th century. One of the other collections is a photographic inventory.
    Lungomare Nazario Sauro 27
    70121 Bari
    +39 080 541 2420
    pinacotecabari.it
  • Teatro Petruzzelli

    Eventful history and big names
    Europe's largest theatre rises up in the heart of the Murat quarter. It was opened in 1903 and represents a central piece of Bari's history. The building was destroyed by arson in the night of 26th to 27th October 1991, following the last performance of Bellini's Norma. ‏Reconstruction was started in 2006 and was completed in 2008. Major international artists such as Rudolf Nureyev, Carla Fracci, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavarotti have all appeared here.
    Corso Cavour 12
    70121 Bari
    +39 080 975 28 00
    fondazionepetruzzelli.it
  • Santo Scolastica Museum of Archaeology

    Discovering the beauty of the past
    This special museum offers you a trip back through time, covering the past thousand years of Bari's history. Strata from the late Bronze Age right on down to the modern era are preserved at the archaeological site. «Video mapping» technology has rendered visible architectural elements of a Byzantine church that is incorporated into a 16th century bastion.
    Palazzo Ateneo
    Piazza Umberto I
    70121 Bari
    +39 080 521 1559