Top Choice Basilica in Bari

Basilica di San Nicola

Bari's signature basilica was one of the first Norman churches to be built in southern Italy, and is a splendid (if square and solid) example of Pugliese-Romanesque architecture. Dating to the 12th century, it was o…
Castle in Bari

Castello Svevo

Roger the Norman originally built this castle, in the 12th century, over the ruins of a Byzantine structure. Later, Frederick II of Swabia built over the existing castle, incorporating it into his design and leaving…
Archaeological Site in Bari

Museo del Succorpo della Cattedrale

This subterranean museum beneath Bari cathedral reveals well-preserved remnants of an ancient Christian basilica and various Roman ruins. This fascinating hodgepodge of archaeology includes parts of a 2nd-century Ro…
Cathedral in Bari


Built over the original Byzantine church, the 12th- to 13th-century Romanesque cathedral, dedicated to San Sabino, is technically Bari's most important church, although its fame pales alongside San Nicola. Inside, t…
Piazza in Bari

Piazza Mercantile

This beautiful piazza is fronted by the Sedile, the headquarters of Bari's Council of Nobles. In the square's northeast corner is the Colonna della Giustizia, where debtors were once tied and whipped.
Museum in Bari

Museo Nicolaiano

Exhibits artefacts from the adjacent Basilica di San Nicola, including chalices, vestments, parchments, relics and paintings.
Monument in Bari

Colonna della Giustizia

The Colonna della Giustizia (Column of Justice) is the place where debtors were once tied and lashed (in the less gentle days of the 16th century).