Italy - Puglia & Bari

Italy - Puglia & Bari

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Bari is in Lonely Planet's top 10 Best Destinations in Europe!

Don’t call it a comeback, but Bari, which has long served as a jumping-off point for tourists en route to Puglia’s big hitters further south, has got a spring in its step – the once down-at-heel port city protruding from Italy’s Achilles is enjoying a renaissance that’s been a decade in the making.

A reinvigorated old town sets the tone, the boarded-up shop fronts replaced by family-run eateries where grandmothers dish up plates of ear-shaped orecchiette in pretty piazzas. But the changes here are more than cosmetic: cultural spaces are reopening, from the ornate Teatro Piccinni theatre to once-condemned heritage hotels like the Oriente; not forgetting the art nouveau Teatro Margherita, a former playhouse repurposed as a striking art space on stilts over the sea. With the nightlife better (cocktails in a former ticket office, anyone?), the streets safer and the surrounding beaches cleaner, Bari is bouncing once again.

Have a look at these offers on DiscoveryPuglia.com for an authentic experience in the Heel of Italy!

 

Our current holiday packages:

Bari City Escape

The best way to get acquainted with the Heel of Italy and discover the Apulian Capital city!

Price from €250 per person
 

Regular excursions in Bari

  • Bari Rickshaw Tour, from €26 per person
  • Bari Street Food Tour, from €65 per person
  • Bari Shopping Tour, from €45 per person
  • Bari Pasta Experience, from €60 per person
  • Bari City Walk, from €26 per person
  • Bari City Bike Tour, from €35 per person

Flights are extra. Tailormade holidays on request.

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