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Template:Pagebanner Bari (barijski dijalekt: Bare) je glavni grad regije Apulia u Italija, na Jadranskom moru. Sa populacijom od 327.000 (2015.), to je drugi najveći grad u Južnoj Italiji nakon Napulja. To je također jezgra metropolitanskog područja koje prelazi milijun stanovnika i užurbano je trgovačko središte i luka.

Pogled na grad u sumrak

Understand[edit | edit source]

Bari je najveći i najvažniji grad Apulije i nalazi se na jadranskoj obali. Uglavnom je poznat po tome što je jedno od izlaznih vrata Italije, odakle putnici odlaze na trajektima za susjedne zemlje. Gradske vlasti, međutim, pokušavaju podići svoj turistički profil i svijest o starom gradu Bariju, koji je zadržao svoj drevni srednjovjekovni izgled i sadrži mnoge povijesne građevine i lokalitete. Stari grad je bio srce predrimskog i rimskog Barija, a danas je u ovoj nekoć mračnoj i nesigurnoj zoni moguće pronaći nekoliko modernih barova i restorana otvorenih "od mraka do zore".

Historija[edit | edit source]

Grad je formiran uz jake grčke utjecaje i nakon što je prešao pod rimsku vlast u 3. stoljeću prije Krista, dobio je strateško značenje kao spoj između obalne ceste i Via Traianem te kao luka za trgovinu prema istoku. Od Barija je vodio odvojak puta za Tarentum. Njegova luka, koja se spominje još 181. godine prije Krista, vjerojatno je bila glavna četvrt u antičko doba, kao što je i danas, te je bila i središte ribarstva. Prvi povijesni biskup Barija bio je Gervazije koji je zabilježen na saboru u Sardici 347. Biskupi su do 10. stoljeća bili podređeni carigradskom patrijarhu.

Dijalekt Barija pripada gornjojužnoj italoromanskoj obitelji i koegzistira s talijanskim jezikom, iako se općenito koristi u različitim kontekstima.

Climate[edit | edit source]


Get in[edit | edit source]

By plane[edit | edit source]

Međunarodni aerodrom Karol Wojtyła

By train[edit | edit source]

Check the Trenitalia website for time tables and prices. The main station is Template:Marker, in Piazza Aldo Moro. Bari's station is well connected to most Italian cities (Rome, Milan, Bologna, Naples, Foggia, Brindisi, Lecce, Taranto). Inside the station, there are information points for tourists, ticket machines, bars and waiting rooms. Check the websites of Trenitalia and Ferrotramviaria for further information. There are also local trains arriving from Ostuni, Brindisi, and Lecce to the south.

By car[edit | edit source]

  • From the north: coming from the Highway Autostrada Adriatica A14, exit at the Bari-Nord tool booth, follow signs for Bari ring road in the direction of Brindisi-Lecce-Taranto, take the ring road of Bari (SS16).
  • From the south: coming from the Highway Autostrada Adriatica A14, exit at the Bari-South tool booth, follow signs for Bari ring road in the direction of the San Nicola Stadium, take the ring road of Bari (SS16).

By bus[edit | edit source]

You can use Onbus Company to travel from Sicily to Puglia. Touring buses connect Germany to Puglia.

By boat[edit | edit source]

Bari is the destination for ferries incoming from the Greek port of Patra and Igoumenitsa. If you are traveling on a Eurorail during the low season, the cost is €16, during the mid season, €31. A normal ticket to Igoumenitsa is about €29 on the deck and in low - season. There are also ships to Bar and Kotor (Montenegro), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and to Durrës and Vlora (Albania). Ferry operators are either Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries or Jadrolinija. An up-to-date site with international ferry schedules is here.

Get around[edit | edit source]

Template:Mapframe Bari is composed of four urban sections. In the northern city area, there is the Old Town (Bari Vecchia) between two modern harbours, with the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino (1035–1171) and the Hohenstaufen Castle built for Frederick II, which is now also a major nightlife district. In the southern district, the Murat quarter (erected by Joachim Murat), the modern heart of the city, is laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district.

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By car[edit | edit source]

On Sundays, parking is free.

In Bari there are so many things to see, especially the Old Town (Bari Vecchia), or the Cathedral of San Sabino, a Romanesque-style church. It has the longest seafront promenade in Italy, as well as alleyways, historical buildings, marvellous architectures and more than 30 churches, among which some outstanding ones like the Basilica of Saint Nicholas which is considered to be one of the prototypes of the Apulian Romanesque architecture. It is highly suggested to take a walk along the waterfront, on the top of the old city walls, which passes by the Fortino of Saint Antony (an old fort that has been turned into a modern art gallery) and the former Monastery of Saint Scolastica (which belong to the local university). The vast majority of the churches in Bari Vecchia are closed to tourists. They are opened up on selected festivities, including Good Friday and All Saints Day).

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  • On the same square, also the Palazzo del Catapano and the Church of Saint Gregory are worth a visit).
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Bari is a very lively city, with a wide range of clubs, pubs, bars, discos very popular among young people and adults.

Many pubs are found in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II or in Piazza del Ferrarese; there are also many discos, like the Reef, on the seafront in the direction of San Giorgio.

A popular summer tourist destination is "Torre Quetta”. You can get to Torre Quetta easily, taking the train from Bari station (direction: Fasano) and getting off at Bari Torre Quetta station on the seafront of Bari, a destination much loved not only by "baresi" (locals) but especially by tourists that love to spend an evening by the sea.

If you are not a nightlife lover, you can spend an evening in the Old Town of Bari, strolling down the most famous streets and squares, such as Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Via Sparano or Piazza del Ferrarese.

Events[edit | edit source]

Pottery, bags, shoes, interesting (and underpriced) red wines.

Shopping streets[edit | edit source]

Local cuisine is based on three typical agricultural products found within the Apulia region, namely wheat, olive oil and wine, beyond being even enriched by the wide variety of fruit and vegetables produced locally.

Local flour is used for homemade bread and pasta production including, most notably, the famous orecchiette (ear-shaped pasta), also known as recchietelle or strascinate, very famous accompanied by cime di rape, but also chiancarelle (orecchiette of different sizes) and cavatelli. Homemade dough is used for baked calzoni stuffed with onions, anchovies, capers and olives.

Fried panzerotti with mozzarella, the famous focaccia alla barese with tomatoes, little savoury taralli, friselle and sgagliozze, fried slices of polenta, all make up the rich Bari culinary repertoire.

Vegetable minestrone, chick peas, broad beans, chicory, celery and fennel are also often served as first courses or side dishes. Meat dishes and the local Barese ragù often include lamb and pork. Pasta al forno, a baked pasta dish, is very popular in Bari and was historically a Sunday dish, or a dish used at the start of Lent when all the rich ingredients such as eggs and pork had to be used for religious reasons. The recipe commonly consists of penne or similar tubular pasta shapes, a tomato sauce, small beef and pork meatballs and halved hard-boiled eggs. The pasta is then topped with mozzarella or similar cheese and then baked in the oven to make the dish have its trademark crispy texture. Other typical foods include patate riso and cozze and the popular panzerotti.

Budget[edit | edit source]

In the Old Town[edit | edit source]

In the city centre around the Teatro Petruzzelli[edit | edit source]

Mid-range[edit | edit source]

Splurge[edit | edit source]

Drink[edit | edit source]

Sleep[edit | edit source]

Bari suffers from not having a good selection of cheap accommodation. Regardless, the budget options available all seem clean and modern if not a little overpriced compared to the rest of Italy.

Budget[edit | edit source]

If you are in Bari and looking for some cheap place to sleep (less than €25/night/person) it can be quite a problem.

Mid-range[edit | edit source]

Splurge[edit | edit source]

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Stay safe[edit | edit source]

Bari Vecchia is a beautiful quarter but because of the narrow, crowded streets and the presence of tourists, it is the preferred place for local pickpocketers. Sometimes at night there could be drunk people in the nightlife area.

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Go next[edit | edit source]

Nice towns to discover around Bari are Matera, Gravina, Martina Franca and Alberobello. Trani (with a truly impressive Cathedral), Molfetta, Giovinazzo to the north and Mola di Bari, Polignano a Mare and Monopoli to the south are closer to Bari and also worth a visit. There are many direct trains a day. A one-way ticket to Matera or Alberobello is about €4.


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