Welcome to Bari


Most travellers skip Bari on their way to Puglia’s big-hitter, Lecce (the towns have a long-standing rivalry, especially over soccer), but Bari doesn’t lack history or culture. The old town contains the bones of St Nicholas (aka Santa Claus) in its Basilica di San Nicola, along with a butch castle and plenty of unfussy trattorias that have the local nosh – cucina barese – down to a simple art.

The second-largest town in southern Italy, Bari is a busy port with connections to Greece, Albania and Croatia, and sports an international airport with connections to much of Europe.


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$56.13 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Bari Street Food Walking Tour

Tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. Tour goes on having several tasting stops in a Panificio, to learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a slice; in a Salumeria, to find out the different kinds of cheeses & salami while drinking a glass of wine; in one of the typical corners, to discover fried street food strong flavour such as sgagliozze and panzerotti; in a Gelateria, to enjoy the home-made ice cream choosing your favourite one between a great selection Tour ends discovering the modern French part of the city along the famous sea-side, opera theaters and luxury shopping streets.

$48.11 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Bari Walking Tour with Pasta Experience

Tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. Tour goes on discovering the modern French part of the city along the famous sea-side, with its fish market, opera theaters and luxury shopping streets. Tour ends at Signora Maria’s House where we will learn how to make orecchiette, the local home-made pasta and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine we will cook and taste our own home-made pasta feeling like a native. And to finish with we will taste some delicious italian home made ice cream

$28.64 Walking & Biking Tours

Bari Bike Tour

Tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. Tour goes on riding along the authentic narrow streets, where old ladies still make pasta by hand, kids play outdoor and people cook in every corner. Tour ends discovering the modern French part of the city with opera theaters, luxury shopping streets, the famous fish market on the sea-side, the beach and the livelysquares where a taste of local products is not to be missed. The tour also includes tasting of delicious italian home made ice cream.

$50.40 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Bari Bike Tour with Pasta Experience

Tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenarian Swabian Castle. Tour goes on discovering the modern French part of the city along the famous sea-side, with its fish market, opera theatres and luxury shopping streets. Tour ends at Signora Maria’s House where we will learn how to make orecchiette, the local home-made pasta, and find out the secrets of Italian tomato sauce. Drinking genuine Primitivo red wine we will cook and taste our own home-made pasta feeling like a native.

$58.42 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Bari Street Food Bike Tour

Tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. Tour goes on having several tasting stops in a Panificio, to learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a slice; in a Salumeria, to find out the different kinds of cheeses & salami while drinking a glass of wine; in one of the typicalcorners, to discover fried street food strong flavour such as sgagliozze and panzerotti; in a Gelateria, to enjoy the home-made ice cream choosing your favourite one between a great selection Tour ends discovering the modern French part of the city along the famous sea-side, opera theaters and luxury shopping streets.

$572.29 Food, Wine & Nightlife

4-Day Puglia Sightseeing Tour Including Cooking Class

Itinerary details:Day 1:Explore the city of Bari in the morning. Next, visit the Valle d'Itria region in central Puglia. In the afternoon, visit the Trulli cities like Locorotondo or Alberobello. Day 2:Meet your guide at your hotel, then head to Northern Puglia and visit Gargano National Park. Explore Monte Sant'Angelo and the Shrine of Saint Michael, part of UNESCO World Heritage list.Day 3:Travel to Northern Puglia to Monti Dauni (mountain range) and visit amazing villages rich in beauty and traditions.Day 4:Leave from your accommodation, then head to a private house where you can start your cooking class and enjoy some of the best dishes of the culinary tradition of Puglia. The tour ends afterward.Please note: The tour each day is approximately 6-7 hours. Pick-up will be at 9:30am from your hotel each day.