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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Church
“The Pontifical Basilica di San Nicola (Basilica of Saint Nicholas) is a church in Bari, southern Italy that holds wide religious significance throughout Europe and the Christian world. The basilica is an important pilgrimage destination both for Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians from Eastern Europe. The basilica was built between 1087 and 1197, during the Italo-Norman domination of Apulia, the area previously occupied by the Byzantine Catapan of which Bari was the seat. Its foundation is related to the recovery of some of the relics of Saint Nicholas from the saint’s original shrine in Myra, in what is now Turkey. When Myra passed into the hands of the Saracens, some saw it as an opportunity to move the saint's relics to a safer location. According to the justifying legend, the saint, passing by the city on his way to Rome, had chosen Bari as his burial place. There was great competition for the relics between Venice and Bari. The latter won, the relics were carried off under the noses of the lawful Greek custodians and their Muslim masters, and on May 9, 1087, were safely landed at Bari. A new church was built to shelter Nicholas' remains and Pope Urban II was present at the consecration of the crypt in 1089. The edifice was officially consecrated in 1197, in the presence of the Imperial Vicar, Bishop Conrad of Hildesheim, and of numerous bishops, prelates and noblemen. Elias, abbot of the nearby monastery of Saint Benedict, was named as first archbishop. His cathedra (bishop's throne) still stands in the church to this day.The church has a rather square appearance, seemingly more suited to a castle than to a church. This impression is strengthened by the presence of two low massive towers framing the façade. It was indeed used several times as castle during its history. The interior has a nave and two aisles, divided by granite columns and pilasters. The presbytery is separated from the rest of the edifice by mean of three arches supported by columns of Byzantine influence. Above the aisles is the matronaeum, a tribune gallery for women, opening into the nave. The basilica was the first church of this design, setting a precedent which was later imitated in numerous other constructions in the region.The Basilica houses one of the most noteworthy Romanesque sculptural works of southern Italy, a cathedra (bishop's throne) finished in the late eleventh century for Elias. There are precious mosaic pavements in the crypt and presbytery. The ciborium, the most ancient in the region, is also decorated with mosaic; it has four columns with foliage, animals and mythological figures. The crypt, with 26 columns sporting capitals in Byzantine and Romanesque style, houses the relics of Saint Nicholas. The tomb of Saint Nicholas in Bari, as it appears today. In the church is the Renaissance tomb of Bona Sforza, (sixteenth century), in marble. The museum of the Basilica has precious works of art, including a collection of twelfth-century candlesticks donated by King Charles I of Anjou. The church was restored in the late thirteenth century, in 1456 and in the seventeenth century. In the twentieth-century restoration, most of the Baroque additions were removed, leaving only the gilded wooden ceiling, enframing canvases by Carlo De Rosa. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- La Basilica di San Nicola a Bari è uno degli edifici religiosi piu importanti e suggestivi d'Italia. Dedicata a San Nicola di Myra, santo caro sia ai cattolici che agli ortodossi nonchè patrono di Bari. Questa basilica fu costruita proprio per custodire le spoglie del Santo nel 1089 è oggi uno dei luoghi più visitati della puglia e merita una visita per diversi motivi. Mirabile esempio di stile romanico, ha all'interno il Ciborio (il baldacchino di marmo sopra l'altare) più antico di Puglia che risale al 1150 e ancora i bellissimi soffitti dorati di legno con dipinti del '600, l'altare d'argento e la Cattedra di Elia (una delle sculture più rappresentativi di Puglia).”
  • 27 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Petruzzelli Theatre is one of the most important opera houses in Italy after La Scala in Milan and the San Carlo Theatre in Naples. It saw many famous opera and ballet celebrities throughout the 20th century but it was all but destroyed in a fire on October 27, 1991. The theater was reopened in October 2009, after 18 years.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Route
“It is the main street of the Murat center, perfect for shopping and for ... social life!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“This Norman castle has stood for hundreds of years and was supposedly built in the 1100’s by King Roger II. It features a traditional design with a central courtyard, four main guard towers and is surrounded by a moat on three sides. Despite the castles immense age, it still remains in fantastic condition and has its original walls and towers. Sat in an elevated position to the west of the old town centre, the castle provides a fantastic viewing point of the city. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Church
“the basilica is an example of splendid Romanesque architecture. Now a holy place also for pilgrims from Eastern Europe, where St. Nicholas is very revered basilica esempio di splendida architettura romanica. Ormai luogo sacro anche per i pellegrini dall'est europa, dove San Nicola è molto venerato”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Bari non brilla per i suoi parchi, ma questo è sicuramente il più bello, ed è molto vicino al nostro appartamento”
  • 6 locals recommend
Castle
“Posto al limite della città vecchia, il Castello Svevo di Bari ha subito nel corso dei secoli numerose trasformazioni e rifacimenti. Il nucleo originario del castello, a pianta trapezoidale con torri angolari, risale a Ruggero il Normanno che fece edificare il castello sui resti di un abitato di età bizantina. Danneggiato in seguito alla rivolta dei baresi contro Guglielmo il Malo nel 1156, fu ristrutturato e ampliato da Federico II di Svevia, tra il 1233 e il 1240 con la realizzazione del portale, del vestibolo e della loggetta affacciata sul cortile. Altri lavori di restauro interessarono la parte settentrionale del castello per volere di Carlo I D’Angiò, ad opera dei protomagistri Petro d’Angicourt e Giovanni di Toul. Nel ‘500 Isabella d’Aragona e sua figlia Bona Sforza, duchesse di Bari, trasformarono il castello in una dimora principesca, avviando lavori di ammodernamento e rafforzamento con la cinta bastionata e il fossato, resi necessari per l’utilizzo delle armi da fuoco, la risistemazione del cortile interno con la scalinata a doppia rampa, la costruzione della cappella dedicata a S.Stanislao, protettore della Polonia, e la decorazione delle sale al primo piano. Trasformato nell'Ottocento prima in carcere e poi in caserma, il castello oggi ospita ospita la Gipsoteca, che raccoglie una collezione di copie di decorazioni scultoree di monumenti religiosi e civili della puglia dal Medioevo al XVII secolo e una sala multimediale. Si possono inoltre visitare scavi archeologici di epoca bizantina, normanna e svevo-angioina.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Cucina tipicamente marinara proposta in un locale curato, con soffiti bianchi a volta, veranda e banco del pesce a vista.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Route
“Bari old town centre is full of hidden gems and the Piazza Mercantile is one such find – Located to the east side of the town near the harbour, this square is a charming place to visit and the architecture is quaint and endearing. This square will transport you to a different time and truly looks like a typical Mediterranean coastal resort – Different coloured shutters cover the windows, washing hangs out on small balconies and plants and shrubs line the rooftops. Consider finding a place to eat or sit under one of the shaded canopies and enjoy a coffee, or admire the decorative fountains.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Route
“One of the best places in town for shopping: bring your wallet with!!! Nel quartiere Murat, il luogo ideale per gli acquisti: portate il portafoglio!!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“"dogana" building, "Palazzo del sedile" building, Colonna Infame, fountain, nightlife”
  • 17 locals recommend
Women's Store
“Per gli amanti dello shopping via Sparano è una tappa obbligata nel centro moderno di Bari, dove anche i marchi internazionali più famosi hanno un punto vendita. A Bari l’arteria dello shopping per eccellenza è via Sparano, che parte dalla Stazione ferroviaria e attraversa il centro cittadino fino a corso Vittorio Emanuele II. Aiuole e panchine caratterizzano l’intero percorso su via Sparano con l’area pedonale in cui la concentrazione di negozi, bar e ristoranti è molto elevata e al passeggio per lo shopping si aggiungono i turisti e gli studenti universitari del vicino Ateneo cittadino.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Traditional local cuisine. Lot of dishes with legumes, pasta, rice, fresh fish (ask for the price before), meat. Price medium.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in the heart of the old city center this small and cozy restaurant offers a very typical Italian menu with local products as "mozzarellas" and wine. You have to taste the "Scamorzza Affumicata" a kinf of cheese that they melt before serving it. Its fantastic.”
  • 9 locals recommend