Popular Accommodations in Bari
Highlights in Bari
- coastal town on the Adriatic Sea
- Family friendly
- Cultural attractions
Most popular in Bari
Vacation rentals in Bari
In order to enjoy a holiday on the Adriatic, travellers can live directly on the coast with a fantastic view of the sea. Within the metropolis you can rent a holiday apartment in Bari, which is either centrally located on the harbour and the old town, or you can opt for a quiet apartment in the northwestern districts of Palese or Santo Spirito.Modern vacation rentals in the old town
Holidaymakers who travel with up to ten people will find a modern vacation rental in Bari, located near the beach of Santo Spirito or alternatively in the old town. Here you live in direct neighbourhood to the sights of the city, the harbour and numerous shopping possibilities.
Holiday in Bari
Location and orientation
In the southeast of Italy, the coastal town extends over an area of 116 km² on the Adriatic Sea. Bari is the capital of the Apulia region, where about 326,000 inhabitants live. It is an important port and university city in the country. The nearest municipalities are Molfetta in the west, Monopoli in the east and Modugno inland.urban division
The old town Baris, called Bari vencchia, lies on a peninsula east of the harbour and is characterized by narrow alleys. Here are the most important sights of the city. To the south of the "Vittorio Emmanulele II" begins the Murat district, where restaurants and shops dominate the pedestrian zones.
Travelers and Activities
The Mediterranean Bari is increasing in popularity among culture travelers. In recent years, the old town has been lavishly restored and is convincing due to its authentic cityscape without mass tourism. Surrounded by medieval city walls, Bari has winding streets and hidden squares that come to life through small market stalls. The architectural highlights are the Castello Stevo, the Basilica San Nicola or the Cathedral San Sabino.Bari for families
The coastal town is perfect for a family holiday. In the urban area there is a small sandy beach, which invites to bath. For shallow waters you can also visit the nearby and popular beaches of Polignano a Mare. Bari offers numerous family-friendly activities to explore the Italian city. Highlights include a rickshaw ride through the old town, traditional pasta preparation or exciting boat trips on the Adriatic.
With 70,000 students, Bari has one of the largest universities in the country.
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The so-called Swabian castle, the Kastell Stevo, originated in 1131 and towers far above the old town. The historic complex houses fortified towers, a sacred building, watchtowers and a moat. Today inside there is a museum with changing exhibitions.Basilica San Nicola
The papal basilica of San Nicola, built in 1086, is a place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians. Valuable relics decorate the interior of the church. They include the tomb of Saint Nicholas, a Russian icon or a golden figure of the saint.Cathedral San Sabino
The white lantern tower of San Sabino Cathedral, built in 1170, can already be seen from afar. The three-nave church is lavishly decorated and has an impressive portico. Medieval frescoes, the bishop's chair, the tomb of St. Sabinus and an icon of the Virgin Mary adorn the church.