Bari is a coastal Italian city in the Puglia region of Italy . It’s the second largest city in the southern part of Italy and has cemented itself as an industrial leader and important port for the country.
Bari has something for every visitor, from exciting entertainment at the cities theatres and cinemas to horseback rides to sunbathing at the beach. As far as food goes, the fresh seafood is as good as any.
The ancient architecture of Bari draws many tourists. The Basilica of San Nicola, built in the 12th century, and the Cathedral of San Sabino, built in the 7th century, are perfect places to visit for any architecture and history lover.
Nature lovers can take a guided expedition or lead themselves through the Alta Murgia National Park. The park also has mini-bus tours, but the best way to experience the beauty is on foot.
For trips to Bari lasting more than a few days, a journey to Dubrovnik, Croatia might be in order, and car rentals are cheap.
Bari International Airport (airport code BRI) serves seventeen airlines including several major carriers such as British Airways, Alitalia and Lufthansa. Low cost carriers frequently fly into Bari, including EasyJet. Flights leave to most major European cities including Munich, Budapest, London and Berlin, as well as most major Italian cities. In 2009, the airport served almost three million passengers.
While the Bari International Airport is only six miles outside of the city, many visitors arrive in the port city by boat, especially cruise chips. Cruises leave from Bari to Mediterranean destinations fairly frequently.