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 example of Puglian-Romanesque architecture. Dating to the 12th century, it was originally constructed t…
Castle in Bari

Castello Svevo

The Normans originally built over the ruins of a Roman fort, then Frederick II built over the Norman castle, incorporating it into his design – the two towers of the Norman structure still stand. The bastions, with …
Cathedral in Bari


Built over the original Byzantine church, the 11th-century Romanesque cathedral, dedicated to San Sabino, is technically Bari's most important church, although its fame pales alongside San Nicola. Inside, the plain …
Museum in Bari

Museo Nicolaiano

Contains items relating to the Basilica di San Nicola including chalices, vestaments and crests.
Museum in Bari

Museo del Succorpo della Cattedrale

A subterranean museum inside Bari cathedral where recent excavations have revealed remnants left over from an ancient Christian basilica and various Roman ruins. These include parts of a 2nd century Roman road, the …
Monument in Bari

Colonna della Giustizia

The Colonna della Giustizia (Column of Justice) is the place where debtors were tied and lashed
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.