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Bari

Bari

Cosmopolitan cool in a Mediterranean climate, Bari has blossomed in recent years to become one of the most prosperous cities in Southern Italy. This historic city oozes edgy charisma, while also maintaining the distinctly Italian charm of the ‘Old Town’ section of the city.

Bari is one of southern Italy's most interesting cities. Whatever your budget, nearly all the accommodation is based in the charming Old Town, which wraps around Bari's palm tree-lined port. Boscolo Bari (Lungomare Nazario Sauro 7) oozes up-to-the-minute, colourful style right on the shorefront, while Palazzo Caló's (Strada Lamberti 8) use of old exposed stonework and designer furnishings marries Bari's ancient history with contemporary luxury. For friendly service and prime position near the beach, mid-range seekers should head to Villa Dafne (Strada Sant’Anna 15), while budget travellers will love quirkily colourful Viasparano (Via Viasparano 149).

The Old Town is the place to head if you want to browse the huge range of Puglia's famed pottery or wickerwork. After you've finished eyeing up what's available, head to the local markets to get the best deals. Bari's Monday morning market (Via Tommaso Fiore) hosts a huge amount of stalls displaying ceramics and other craftwork. This is also a great place to look for cheap clothing and leather ware. For food gifts such as olive oil and typical Italian preserved goods, the daily market on Corso Mazzini is a good place to start.

Seafood is the star of Puglian cuisine. This region combines the fresh tastes of the land and the sea to fine effect. For special occasions you can't go wrong with the romantic vibe of intimate PerBacco (Via Abbrescia 99), while the grand interior at Alberosole (Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 13) is matched by a menu of perfectly executed Italian classics. To get a taste of south Italy's finest home-style cooking, head to trattorias such as Terranima (Via Putignani 215) and Al Focolare da Emilio (Via Principe Amedeo 173). For cheap and cheerful dining and drinking, you can't go wrong with Bari's top stop for pizza, Pizzeria Enzo e Ciro (Via Cardassi 70).

La Festa di San Nicola
May
St Nicholas' remains were transported from Myra (in modern-day Turkey) to Bari in 1087 where they still are kept in the city's basilica. This religious festival celebrates the saint's arrival on their shore with a colourful flotilla of boats re-enacting the arrival, flocks of pilgrims and plenty of fireworks.


Bari International Music Festival
May-June
The prime event for culture lovers on Bari's calendar is this two-week programme of classical music, set around a defining theme which changes annually. It features opera, orchestral groups and chamber music concerts, all performed amid stunning historic venues throughout the Old Town.


Mediterranean Music Festival
June
Bringing the diverse music and song of the Mediterranean to the city, this festival honours the history and culture of the many countries that border the Med.


Levante International Film Festival
November
Focusing on new breakout work by young directors and cinema offerings from the Eastern European region, this film festival hosts cinema screenings, discussions and a range of film-centric workshops.


Time Zones
November
A fantastic chance to catch local folk and rock bands, this festival hosts a wealth of alternative contemporary music at venues throughout the city.

ESSENTIALS

Language
Italian
Currency
Euro
Time zone
GMT +1
Flight time
2 Hours 45
Holiday type
Beach , City Break , Sightseeing , Summer Sun

WEATHER

24/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
14°C
min
16°C
max
25/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
14°C
min
17°C
max
26/10/14
Light rain shower
Light rain shower
14°C
min
18°C
max
27/10/14
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
11°C
min
19°C
max
28/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
10°C
min
20°C
max
29/10/14
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
11°C
min
21°C
max
30/10/14
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
14°C
min
20°C
max
Jan
12°C max
5°C min
Feb
13°C max
4°C min
Mar
15°C max
7°C min
Apr
19°C max
9°C min
May
22°C max
12°C min
Jun
28°C max
17°C min
Jul
30°C max
20°C min
Aug
29°C max
19°C min
Sep
26°C max
17°C min
Oct
21°C max
13°C min
Nov
17°C max
9°C min
Dec
13°C max
6°C min

AIRLINES

TODAY'S WEATHER

Sunny skies 16°C
14°C
min
16°C
max
56%
huimidity

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