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2-Hour Bari City Tour
245 USD
Embark on a fascinating 2-hour journey through the heart of Bari and uncover the city's rich history and architectural gems. Wander through the picturesque streets of the old town, admiring the stunning Romanesque landmarks that line the charming alleyways. Be sure to visit three of the city's most iconic attractions: the majestic Basilica di San Nicola, the awe-inspiring Bari Cathedral, and the impressive Norman-Swabian Castle.
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Discover the captivating city of Bari, the capital of Puglia, renowned worldwide for its rich history and well-preserved relics of Saint Nicholas of Myra, a revered figure in both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. Interestingly, Saint Nicholas' legacy has inspired the mythical figure of Santa Claus, affectionately known as Babbo Natale in Italy. Embark on a fascinating journey through Bari's historic landmarks, starting with the majestic Basilica di San Nicola, a stunning 12th-century Romanesque masterpiece built to safeguard the relics of Saint Nicholas. Explore the crypt, adorned with Orthodox icons, and marvel at the intricate architectural details. Next, visit the impressive Bari Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Sabinus, a revered bishop of Canosa. This magnificent example of Apulian Romanesque architecture boasts a beautiful Baroque crypt, waiting to be discovered. The Norman-Swabian Castle, an imposing 12th-century fortress, will also be part of your itinerary. Built by Roger the Norman and later rebuilt by Frederick II of Swabia, this fortress now houses a fascinating gallery of plaster casts. As you wander through the historic center, be sure to admire the beautiful Column of Justice in Piazza Mercantile, adorned with a majestic stone lion. Legend has it that this column was once used to punish insolvent debtors. You'll also stroll along the ancient Aragonese walls and enjoy some free time to indulge in local shopping and sampling of regional delicacies.