Piazza del Ferrarese
Piazza del Ferrarese, named after the Ferrara merchant Stefano Fabri who lived here in the 17th century, provides an elegant entrance to...
Palazzo del Sedile
The Palazzo del Sedile has been much altered over time. It was the medieval headquarters of Bari's Council of Nobles.
This beautiful piazza is fronted by the Sedile, the headquarters of Bari's Council of Nobles. In the square's northeast corner is the...
Sit outside on the twinkling square sipping a cocktail and nibbling work-of-art hors d'oeuvres. Incongruously, you'll be gazing at the...
Paglionico Vini e Cucina
Run by the same family for more than a century, this boisterous osteria (casual eatery) chalks up its daily specials of well-prepared...
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Pinacoteca Provinciale information
Behind the impressive neoclassical façade of the Palazzo della Provincia, you'll find the Pinacoteca Provinciale. The collection focuses firmly on southern Italian artists and the works span centuries. Pieces include fragments of 11th-century sculpture blown off churches during WWII, 13th-century icons and 15th-century Venetian altarpieces, huge canvases from the 17th- and 18th-century Neapolitan school, and a few 19th-century pieces.
In all, there are 16 rooms to wander through, but, although the collection is comprehensive in its local coverage, there are really only a few pieces that will wow an art lover. Stand-out works include Bartolomeo Vivarini's (c 1440-1499) lustrous altarpieces in Room 2; Giovanni Bellini's (c 1430-1516) St Peter Martyr in Room 3; Andrea Vaccaro's (1604-1670) Caravaggio-inspired works in Rooms 7 to 9, particularly his almost black canvas with the luminous Saint Catherine of Alexandria; Luca Giordano's (1634-1705) St Peter of Alcantara in Room 13; and some lighter, more frivolous pieces by Francesco Netti (1832-94) in Room 16.