Bari

Gaze at the sea and the fishing boats, the churches and elegant buildings of Bari. The capital of Puglia has a thousand facets to discover. Take a leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the old town as you admire the colors of the artisans' workshops. Let the fragrance of freshly-baked homemade bread be your guide. Echoes of East and West render the atmosphere unique in Bari, where ancient religious traditions are safeguarded. In fact, the slower-paced old town contains the bones of St Nicholas (aka Santa Claus).

A captivating place to discover, Bari is a city of two faceswith its elegant Murat district and, stretching along the Adriatic Sea, the spellbinding area of Bari Vecchia (Old Bari).


Acting as a gateway to the old city, the grand Castello Svevo (Swabian Castle) is crowned with fortified towers. Once used as defensive castle, it later became a Renaissance residence. The Arco del Pellegrino (Pilgrim’s Arch) leads through to the heart of the Cittadella Nicolaiana and its Basilica, a prized example of Puglia’s Romanesque architecture that's dedicated to San Nicola, Bari's patron saint. Nearby is the Romanesque Cathedral of San Sabino, with its baroque crypt. 


Bari’s 19th century Murat district boasts many elegant palaces, such as the Teatro Petruzzelli, Teatro Piccinni, and Palazzo Fizzarotti, while underground, you'll find hidden treasures: rupestrian churches and hypogea dug into the rocks, such as the Temple of San Giorgio, the hypogeum of Madia Diana, and the “Jewish” hypogeum.

 
Puglia's regional capital, Bari plays a fundamental role in connection with other Mediterranean countries, thanks to the strategic role played by its port, airport, and international trade fair Fiera del Levante. Don’t miss the festivities ofSan Nicola, the city’s patron saint, which are celebrated in December and again in May with the Historical Parade of the Caravella. 

How to reach Bari and the hotel

By plane landing at Karol Wojtyla airport
You can then take the new train from the airport to Bari - Central Station and exit at "Bari - Quintino Sella" stop. Walk on the underpass sidewalk in front of you and climb the stairs making right on Via Capruzzi. After 100 metres you will find the hotel entrance on your left. You can buy the tickets for only 5 euros online on http://treni.aeroportidipuglia.it or at the airport.

You can also take a taxi (15 minutes ride)

By car from A14 highway
COMING FROM THE NORTH - Take BARI NORD exit to E55 direction Bari Centro/Porto/Brindisi. Go straight on E55. Keep the right at the crossroads following the directions for Bari Centro/Brindisi and entering SS16. Take EXIT 11 to Bari-Poggiofranco and then the second exit to CENTRE/PORT. At the end of G. Tatarella street turn right (first exit of the traffic circle) and after 100 m turn left. Follow Via Cifarelli for 1 km getting on Via Capruzzi and finding the hotel entrance on the right.
COMING FROM THE SOUTH - Take exit BARI SUD to enter SS271 to Bari. Enter SS16 through the crossroads to Brindisi/Taranto. Take EXIT 11 to Bari-Poggiofranco and then the second exit to CENTRE/PORT. At he end of G. Tatarella street turn right (first exit of the traffic circle) and after 100 m turn left. Follow Via Cifarelli for 1 km getting on Via Capruzzi and finding the hotel entrance on the right.

By train
From the Bari Central Station, take the underpass to Via Capruzzi. Keep right and go straight on Via Capruzzi for about 800 m. You will find the hotel main entrance on your left.

St Nicholas Cathedral

Swabian Castle

Petruzzelli Theater

Margherita Theater