Bari, the capital of Apulia region in Southern Italy, is a typical and busy seaport city. It is divided into the old town, full of history, culture, traditions and narrow streets, and the new town with wide avenues, shops, museums, and excellent restaurants. Bari is famous all over the world as the final resting place for the relics of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the patron of Russia, whose figure has given rise to the myth of Santa Claus. Whether you are Russian or not, add a guided tour of Bari to your Italian trip!
This cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sabinus, a bishop of Canosa. It is an excellent example of Apulian Romanesque architecture, originally built in the 11th century. It is one of the most important attractions in Bari.
It is a church built in the12th century to preserve the relics of St. Nicholas. It is considered one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture.
It is a fortress built in the 12th century by Roger the Norman and rebuilt by Frederick II of Swabia after its partial destruction by William I of Sicily. Definitely a must-see for archaeology lovers, who can admire plater reproductions of ornamental sculptures in the Plaster Cast Gallery.
The Column of Justice in the Piazza Mercantile is a white marble column with a stone lion which lies at the base wearing a collar with the incised inscription “Custodian of Justice”. According to the tradition, debtors were tied to this column.