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A must see when in Bari

We totally loved this place, and walked there for hours, took hundreds of pics. We even had one... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Munich, Germany
A nice old town

We stayed in Bari and used it as a base for visiting other beautiful towns in Puglia (Matera... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We totally loved this place, and walked there for hours, took hundreds of pics. We even had one cloudy and windy day but it was still worth it to walk around.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank juli_juless
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Bari and used it as a base for visiting other beautiful towns in Puglia (Matera, Alberrobello & Lecce). Centro Storico of Bari has many on street restaurants/cafes and other shops. It's old look, shops(some of them with stalls outside), entrance arch, locals...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Omer-Lavv
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We took the train here from Taranto. It is very easy to get to Bari via train. The Old City Centre has many places to see, from the massive old fort, to the many religious buildings. It has the old European, narrow, windy streets, with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank atpcliff
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Rather mixed City, fairly run down, but with some great history if you can dig it out! Amazing buildings including some of the palaces and the undercroft of the cathedral and church of St Nicola and perhaps the castle. Mixed bunch of bars and restaurants,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We must have walked through this charming historical centre many times over, often getting lost in the streets, but never disappointed. The homemade pasta, the local bars, the small grocers, the street musicians... all very inviting and charming. Great people watching.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank TorontoOceanBaby
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Its easy to get lost the first time you wander through these streets, but once you've done it a few times its easy to get your bearings. The streets are not as narrow as in towns further south in Puglia but nonetheless interesting thoroughfares, often...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Nastame
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is really "just another Centro Storico", but it has a big city element - streets are a bit wider, buildings somewhat higher. Not all in very good shape. Very touristy. There are a few intersting places to visit. Of course, around 1 pm the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tawv
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I loved Bari and will surely return next summer as it is historical and nice architecture all around with nice restaurants and cafes

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank WorldCT
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Bari's historical city centre is really nice. You can get lost in the little streets, find few lovely churches or sit in a cafe with a cup of good coffee. It gets really hot during summer.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The visit to the old city reminded me of Cadiz in Spain. Both places have a reputation as being a bit “rough”. Although Cadiz is much bigger both seem to be have communities where people still talk to their neighbours and are socially strong. Both...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank robertglas46
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