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Things to do in Metropolitan City of Bari

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Great town for a day trip, famous for its special elfin houses (trulli)- quite unique.”
  • 145 locals recommend
“Zoosafari and Fasanolandia is the first faunal zoo in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. An attraction for young and old.”
  • 112 locals recommend
“Have you ever wondered why the soil in Puglia looks so redish? Why do you often find red striped in the stones used to build Puglia's traditional stone buildings? The Grotte di Castellana are beautiful natural caves, among the most important in Italy. You will be taken on a trail inside the caves, no need for hiking experience just non-slippery shoes are recommended. Ideal for children and anyone interested in knowing more about the geology and landscape of the area They can be visited on rainy days, however there will be water inside two days after the rainfalls as water takes time to penetrate down the earth.”
  • 82 locals recommend
“Is the heart of Bari, is the soul of the old town and St. Nicholas of Bari, also known as Saint Nicholas of Myra, St. Nicholas of Lorraine, St. Nicholas the Great, St. Niccolò and St. Nicolò (Patara in Lycia, about 270 - Myra, December 6, 343) is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and several other Christian denominations. He is well known even outside the Christian world because his figure gave rise to the myth of Santa Claus, the Italian Babbo Natale.”
  • 32 locals recommend
“Castel del monte, the iconic octagonal castle reproduced on the 1cent €uro. You must pay a visit if spend one day in Andria. Is located about 20km away form Andria reachable by public local bus or taxi. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
“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.”
  • 26 locals recommend
“Where else can you get up close and personal with lions and tigers, giraffes and monkeys from the comfort of your car, an absolute must visit place for ALL the family and less than 7 mins away from Trullo Falco.”
  • 30 locals recommend
“It is the main street of the Murat center, perfect for shopping and for ... social life!”
  • 30 locals recommend
“Even with the sea next door, this great family water park gives extra holiday entertainment for the kids. ”
  • 26 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. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
History Museum
“L’area archeologica di Egnazia dove durante l’Impero Romano sorgevano basiliche, piazze e strade, ora prende finalmente vita con ologrammi, app, realtà aumentata e con incontri di musica, teatro e rievocazioni.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Il maestoso castello del '600 circondato dal mare su 3 lati che ospita all'interno un museo archeologico.”
  • 18 locals recommend
  • 15 locals recommend
“Bellissima foresta perfetta per passeggiate, escursioni, percorsi ciclistici in mountain bike, picnic all'aria aperta con aree attrezzate - Beautiful forest perfect for walking, hiking, mountain biking, outdoor picnic with equipped areas”
  • 14 locals recommend
“The archaeological park of Egnazia is certainly among the most interesting archaeological sites in the Puglia region. Located along the Adriatic coast near today's Fasano, in a very suggestive landscape, the archaeological park of Egnazia shows testimonies ranging from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages.”
  • 16 locals recommend
“It's one of the most romantic settings in the World. Built inside a cave centuries ago, allowing for one of the World's most unique dining experience (food is good, but what you are paying for is actually the location).”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

“Per chi è amante del mare e del pesce, Polignano e il suo ristorante sul mare Pescaria fa per voi! Non perdetevi il panino col polpo! For the fish and sea lovers, Polignano e his sea restaurant Pescaria is for you! Let's eat the octopus sandwich!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Cucina tipicamente marinara proposta in un locale curato, con soffiti bianchi a volta, veranda e banco del pesce a vista.”
  • 13 locals recommend
“Buona cucina di pesce nella città vecchia. Ottimo rapporto qualità / prezzo.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Posto davvero caratteristico, arredo vintage e panini e vini particolari. Per chi viene a Monopoli è un must!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Is one of the best restaurant in Bari for fresh fish and other typical main dishes ”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Restaurant - Osteria in MONOPOLI. Nice dishes with seafood. Medium prices. I suggest to try.”
  • 13 locals recommend
“Suggestiva location estiva ( particolarissima anche quella invernale , all'interno di una antica chiesa ) tra le vie del centro storico di Monopoli. Ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo con piatti tradizionali e rivisitati.”
  • 10 locals recommend
“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.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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