Bari is located in the southern Italian region of Puglia, which is better known as the heel of Italy’s boot.
Bari is a typical coastal city with a large port, which makes it a popular dock for cruise ships. Bari has two urban sections. The first one is Bari Vecchia, a well-preserved medieval historical centre with a large number of squares, several churches – including a 12th-century Cathedral – and a beautiful castle. The narrow alleyways and winding streets make this part of the city feel very authentic.
Besides this historical part, Bari has a modern section, which is the opposite of the old part because of its perpendicular street pattern. You won’t easily get lost here. Via Sparano offers some excellent shopping and you can also find beautiful boutiques and authentic shops in the various streets on either side. Although Bari is located in the popular region of Apulia, it does not yet suffer from mass tourism. It’s an ideal base for a carefree holiday.