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Surprised by how light this building was inside - fantastic as it allowed great views of the architecture and the decoration.
Also surprised that we were allowed in during Sunday morning Mass, which lovely as it added to the atmosphere of this beautiful building
The basilica was finish in 1197, during the Italo-Norman domination of Apulia, 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...More
At first entrance to the church nothing seem very special. We have seen many churches throughout Italy. Then we saw a stairway and a sign that said crypt. This was also not unusual. We don't usually visit the crypts as they are often very similar,...More
When one has been around the web of narrow streets and alleys of Citta Antica, overhung with washing and overburdened by the havoc of time, one will comprehend that the Church of San Nikola is part of the canvas if it does not also embody...More
Such a beautiful place, and kind of random to just pass down tiny streets and find such a huge building in the heart of old town. It’s lovely inside, so quiet despite the Bose sound system along the pillars, haha. Quite lovely, and eerie!
Although often deluged with crowds, it is difficult not to be impressed by the square, castle-like appearance of the Romanesque basilica. The vaulted and beautifully decorated crypt is reputed to be the final resting place of the bones of Saint Nicholas aka Santa Claus.
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4 hours is very limited. You could do Alberobello with a car and driver : 1hr to get there, 1hr to walk around, 1hr to get back. Hot work, not sure if it’s worth it, depends what you like. Otherwise 4hrs is great to walk... More
4 hours is very limited. You could do Alberobello with a car and driver : 1hr to get there, 1hr to walk around, 1hr to get back. Hot work, not sure if it’s worth it, depends what you like. Otherwise 4hrs is great to walk around Bari Vecchio, get a feeling for the place, see the two basilicas, and eat sone amazing local food. Impossible to do both in my opinion