Once regarded as the Bronx of southern Italy, Bari's reputation has gradually improved and the city, Puglia's capital and one of the south's most prosperous, deserves more than a cursory glance. Spruced up and rejuvenated, Bari Vecchia, the historic old town, is an interesting and atmospheric warren of streets. In the evenings, the piazzas buzz with trendy restaurants and bars, but there are still parts of the old town that carry a gritty undertone.
Bari destination guides
Rome Walking Tour of Tiber Island and Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere
Discover the legends behind Tiber Island and Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere on this 2-hour Rome walking tour. Begin by exploring Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina), an ancient landmass in the Tiber River that has an interesting and controversial history. Then visit nearby Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere (Church of St Nicholas in Prison).
Cycle in Puglia, the sun-soaked heel of Italy, through vineyards, olive groves and unspoiled villages