Bari - Comune italiano
Bari is a port city overlooking the Adriatic Sea, as well as the capital of the Puglia region in southern Italy. Its labyrinthine old town, Barivecchia, occupies a promontory between two ports. Surrounded by the typical narrow streets, the Basilica of St. Nicholas, dating back to the eleventh century, is a favorite destination for pilgrims who come here to pay homage to the remains of the saint. To the south, the Murat district is characterized by its majestic 19th-century buildings, a long promenade and the pedestrian shopping area.
In the streets of Barivecchia, the clothes to dry are spread everywhere and the traditional Apulian orecchiette are sold at the roadside by small kiosks. The district is home to two remarkable buildings of the twelfth century: the Romanesque cathedral of Bari and the Norman-Swabian Castle, built by the Normans. At the point where Barivecchia meets the modern city, near the port, there is the elegant Piazza del Ferrarese. In the Pinacoteca di Bari, housed in the Palazzo della Provincia, built in the ’30s, there are many Italian works of art. Ferries departing from the port arrive in Greece and Croatia.